Welcome! My name is Ariel and I am a doula and photographer serving Colorado Springs. If you are here, it probably means you are expecting a baby, or have just had one... either way, congratulations! I am so happy you are here! I would love to talk to you about whatever it is you need. If I can't help you, I probably know someone who can and I would be happy to refer you out!

 

 

My Philosophy

Birth only happens once, why not make it great every time?!  With doula support, my goal is to make sure that everyone feels empowered by the end of their experience. I never want a woman to feel as though she didn't have options or didn't know her options. I make it my goal to inform a woman to the best of my abilities of all her options so she can make the best decision for what will best suite her needs.

I also believe that capturing the birth is a crucial part in making the best out of a birth. Choosing to have your birth story captured by a professional not only ensures that you will have these memories to last a lifetime, but the pictures captured during your birth can also give you closure if your birth did not go exactly to plan. Birth photography is unlike any other photography. It is unplanned, un-posed, documentary photography. Everything captured is 100% genuine.

I have been supporting women and capturing their stories over and over and every time I am amazed at the strength a woman has in her most vulnerable state. It is something truly worth capturing.

 

 
 
Photos by Kate Carleton Photography

Photos by Kate Carleton Photography