I am beyond excited and honoured to share this INCREDIBLE birth story with you. The day before Valentines Day 2017, my doula client called me to head her way, and I supported her through a very challenging, and inspiring birth. The sweet babe above was 11 lbs, 14 oz at birth, and the 11th child […]


  • what a wonderful birth story, he’s adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi H Mitchell

    GO MAMA! Wow! Stunning pics!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    That is an amazing story. Such strength. Welcome to the world Levi :)ReplyCancel

  • Carissa Potterton

    So squishy, I am dying! And that hair! These are a treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Holy cow!!! What an intense birth story and how awesome she had such a supportive OB. Levi’s chunk and hair are amazing. Congrats to all!ReplyCancel

  • WOW!! Mama is a superhero. What a beautiful birth and mama is stunning for just pushing out an 11 lb baby!!ReplyCancel

  • What an awesome birth story and you photographed these memories perfectly! Congrats to this family on their beautiful baby boy!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Go mama! I love that Levi’s name is part of “Eleven” in a way, and happened to not only be his birth order but his birth weight! These photos are gorgeous and I’m sure this Spokane mom is thrilled with her birth story photography!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow! Almost 12lbs!!! Wow!

    Congrats to the family on their beautiful baby boy! All of these photographs are just so gorgeous and precious! Especially as he gets older and all those little changes begin.

    Your a great birth story photographer! Spokane must be over the moon having you!ReplyCancel

  • What an incredible and beautiful birth story! Levi is a gorgoues 11lbs of squishy baby! And I just love all his hair-swoon!ReplyCancel

  • Gah! Levi might be the cutest newborn baby I have ever seen! Definitely the cutest in Spokane. What a beautiful birth photography session of Levi and his family.ReplyCancel

  • allison

    Oh My GOODNESS! What a session! These always pull at the heart strings and that babe! Amazing that a mom could carry just a big babe!! The squishiness was so adorable! These will be treasured for many generations for sure!ReplyCancel

    • Esther Edith Varghese

      It really is amazing! We are fearfully and wonderfully made. <3ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay

    Beautiful story she must be so very proud…and look at all his hair!ReplyCancel

My beautiful friend, Sarai, invited me to capture a few moments of her breastfeeding journey. This is one of my most favorite ways to capture a glimpse of motherhood for families. I usually do these types of sessions outdoors, in a winsome sun-kissed field, but our lingering winter allowed for a cosy indoor session instead, […]


  • Doru

    Beautiful family photos! I love the use of the natural light!ReplyCancel

  • I love this indoor breastfeeding session! The lighting is gorgeous and it really shows the connection between mom and baby. My favorite shot is the one with his big brother & sister; you captured a real moment in this family’s life and I’m sure it will be treasured.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful breastfeeding photos! I love how you captured these sweet moments for this mama!ReplyCancel

  • I think these breastfeeding sessions are so sweet. What an amazing way to show that special bond between momma and a new baby. It was so great you go to do the session inside. Your outdoor sessions are always beautiful and the light in these indoor portraits turned out gorgoues too.ReplyCancel

  • Such a great indoor nursing session. I did a breastfeeding session with my youngest because I knew she was the last baby in our family. The photos are so special to me. This Spokane mom will cherish these pictures.ReplyCancel

  • I adore breastfeeding sessions. You did this one so beautifully. That light is amazing and my favorite image is the backlight black and white one. Just adorable.ReplyCancel

  • This breastfeeding session is amazing! I love every single photo, but I think my favourites are the one looking through the window at mom and babe and the last two family portraits. You are amazingly talented! If I ever have littles, I’ll need to get to Spokane for a session with you for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, that little hand on momma’s face while breastfeeding was so sweet! I know your friend will cherish these photos and you did such a wonderful job capturing these special moments for her.ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely and intimate breastfeeding session! Mom will cherish these always!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful photo, love the location and the tender moments you’ve capturedReplyCancel

        Did you know that Esther offers one-on-one Babywearing Assistance to Spokane and CDA area families? This is included as part of her doula /photography packages for those who reserve their birth with her. Clients also receive access to Esther’s lending library of beautiful wraps, slings, buckle carriers and more! (Families seeking […]


  • What a great baby wearing resource you are! That is so awesome for all the Spokane moms to have someone to go to for all that information. I’m sure trying to look into it yourself can be overwhelming (especially for a new mom).ReplyCancel

At the beginning of each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPB) hosts an image competition for their members. Incredibly gifted photographers from around the world submit powerful images to be presented in an extraordinary gallery that highlights the beauty, vulnerability, strength, emotion, and miracle of childbirth. These are released to the public […]


  • Love both shots- the rawness and wow, what a cord!ReplyCancel

  • I think you’ve perfectly explained the last few weeks! Our birth photography community has definitely enjoyed this bonding experience! Thank you for including me in your blog.. it’s an honor to be “sitting beside” the best of the best.ReplyCancel

  • Your entries are incredible! Thank you for including me in this blog post. Beautifully written!ReplyCancel

  • Sannetta

    So beautiful! Thank you for including me!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    These are so beautiful! I especially love the second photo!ReplyCancel

  • I’ll never forget these two images ❤ breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi H Mitchell

    WOW. STUNNING shots! Incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Those images are extremely moving. I hope you win!!!!ReplyCancel

  • your entries are amazing, I love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Wow Esther, these are amazing entries! Your photography is so powerful.ReplyCancel

    • Esther Edith Varghese

      Thank you so much, Tracy!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, gorgeous images! The connection between mom & dad is so vivid in the first. And the true beauty of the cord is just indescribable in the second. Beautiful!ReplyCancel