I watched you be born into a mother not just once but twice. I cannot begin to say how privilege I feel that I was allowed into your birth space to witness the free birth of your two beautiful children: Violet and Forest.

I won’t lie when we met two years ago at Panera bread, I thought a free birth was the most risky and scariest thing a woman could do. But man, I was wrong—and you have opened my eyes to a world I was unaware of.

I can completely understand why you chose to keep your pregnancy and birth plan private. To completely be at peace and radiant during your pregnancy without the stress of anything or anyone.

You have allowed me to capture some of the best moments of your life—you and Justin both being born into parents. Throughout your galleries we have had the ability to capture authentic love, raw emotions, and intimate moments.

From the first birth to your last birth you were absolute phenomenal.

You have shown me that birth doesn’t have to be scary or traumatic.

It’s beautiful.

It’s empowering.

It’s transformative.

You showed me what every woman needs to believe in when giving birth—herself and her body.

So believe me when I say this, even on days you may be feeling drained or defeated.

You are radiant.

You are strong.

You are intuitive.

You are beautiful.

You are powerful.

You are competent.

You are inspirational.

Your free births blew my mind, the comfort of birthing at home with nothing but your own direction and instinct is something so beautifully unique.

You truly are a powerful example for women—inspirational even!

I am so thankful that you trusted me to be in your birth space, and to be the one to capture these heirlooms.

With forever love,

Dominique