I'm Sue, owner and photographer of CDA Birth Photographer, LLC. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After years of traveling the northern hemisphere for my husbands baseball career, I am blessed to finally call this wonderful corner of the country "home." It's a true joy to be local year 'round again and able to invest in the work that I'm so very passionate about. I enjoy being outdoors, drinking kombucha, playing at the lake with my kids, rooting for the Cougs and Seahawks and soaking up sunshine in the Northwest.
In the past, I’ve years in non profit work focused on advocacy for domestic violence and sexual violence survivors, and empowering and healing teenagers who’ve experienced trauma. It was during this time I learned that my passion rests in empowering women and girls, and the profound impacts that support during maternity and birth have on a mother. Although I provide doula support as an add on services, I especially love documenting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and the early years of motherhood. I enjoy capturing the authentic space that bellies, babies and families grow in. I specialize in Maternity, Birth, Fresh 48 and Storytelling Sessions.
I’m honored to have been welcomed into many birth and postpartum spaces in hospitals, homes and birth centers alike in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Liberty Lake, Spokane and the surrounding areas. Capturing these moments sets my heart on fire, and I couldn’t do this work I love with out you!
Thanks for stopping by and please don't hesitate to let me know if I can help with anything,
Collaborated with the Following:
Featured in the Following:
Birth Stories Northwest
2017 Moment of Birth Contest - Birth Becomes Her
2017 Birth Photo Competition - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers
Self Portraits of Motherhood
C-Section Awareness Video - Birth Becomes Her
B.S. Psychology, B.A Sociology - Washington State University
Wholistic Woman Doula Training
The Birth Film Workshop - Birth Becomes Her
Birth Photography Training - Birth Becomes Her