Colorado Springs Birth Photographer : Danica Donnelly
An expert in maternity, birth and newborn photography. Passionate about helping your family connect on a deeper level.

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Photographing pregnancies, births, newborns, families and the postpartum period in the Colorado Springs area, Danica seeks to help your children feel safe, loved and connected in your family. She blogs about pregnancy, preparing for your birth, postpartum care, simplicity parenting, minimalism parenting, peaceful parenting, and how to have happy children.

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What is the difference between a Midwife and a Doula?

Doulas and midwives are both priceless assets to your birth team. As your healthcare provider, your midwife will handle the clinical responsibilities during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum, while your doula provides information, as well as physical and emotional support. Midwives and doulas have differing but complementary roles. Both will support and encourage the healthiest birth practices, ensuring a more satisfying childbirth experience for your family.

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Top 12 Questions to Ask When Interviewing A Birth Photographer

In terms of photography, birth photography definitely one of the most challenging types of events to photograph because of its unpredictable nature. This is one area where you definitely get what you pay for. If you want to have a reliable photographer who is accustomed to the lifestyle of being on call and dropping everything to come to you, day or night, as well as has the expensive equipment and skills necessary to photograph in low light situations, as well as the intuition to navigate the sensitivity of birth spaces…

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Top 18 questions to ask when interviewing a doula for your birth

Choosing your birth team is so important because it will directly effect your experience of your birth and the outcome. Here’s a guide of 18 questions to ask when you interview doulas to attend your birth…

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Colorado Springs Birth Photographer Publications

As a birth photographer documenting families in Colorado Springs and Denver, I’ve had my work published in many magazines and newspapers, on book covers, blogs and social media accounts. I grew up hearing only horror stories about birth and messages from media and culture about labor as something to be feared, that the pain is more immense than anything imaginable. I am glad that these publications are starting to tell a different story because I’ve seen first hand that birth can be peaceful, empowering, and inspiring. Those positive stories about birth need to be shared more often and I’m happy to bring light to the aw and wonder of all birth experiences.

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A healthy mom and baby is what's important

Whenever there is a shift in culture, there is always push back.

I'm sure you've heard someone say it, "a healthy mom and baby is what's important." 

True. That is important. But how often do we use those words to only describe the physical health…

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