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Category Archives: Birth Stories

Tatum’s Birth Story in Santa Cruz, Ca { bret cole photography }

Photographing births enriches my soul. It is dramatic and beautiful yet frightening and painful, miraculous, romantic and life altering……in other words, a perfect story. It is such an honor to be allowed into a room to capture these life changing events. We lovingly welcomed Tatum Jo Graham into this crazy world of ours on Saturday, August 9th. He was born at […]

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Eli’s Birth Story { bret cole photography }

My beautiful friend Charity and her husband Lee are now proud parents of their second little one, Eli Thomas Dawson. It was an exciting day when he arrived! Once Eli decided he was ready, I think it took all of 3 minutes. I almost didn’t make it in time. Thankfully, I was able to capture […]

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Olivia Ellen’s birth story {bret cole photography}

My sister gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Olivia on November 1st, 2011. She delivered at the UCSD birthing center. What an amazing place to have a baby. Encouraging midwives and nurses with a calming and home like environment…thus making natural births more successful. Brooke’s husband coached wonderfully and my mom and I […]

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Olivia Love’s birth story {bret cole photography}

This was a life changing experience and I can’t wait till I get to do it again……Lindsey and Peter are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl and I got to photograph her birth!! I can’t put into words what an awesome family Lindsey has and the love between her and Peter. Hopefully […]

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