LIFE
31/12/2016 6:57 AM AEDT

A Birth Photographer Shares Her Favorite Images From 2016

After capturing 65 births, here are the ones that stood out.

In 2016 alone, Denver-based birth photographer Monet Nicole attended 65 births, capturing an incredible range of intimate moments.

Nicole began specializing in birth photography in 2013 after the birth of her first daughter (she now has two). Birth photography, she believes, not only helps moms and families connect to the best parts of their labor and delivery experiences, but also see the small, powerful moments they may have otherwise forgotten or missed. 

Here, Nicole shares 15 of her favorite moments from the last year.

Captions have been edited and condensed.