Hi, I’m Cathlene with Azara Images! I have been documenting quiet moments of grace and beauty for over two decades. In that time, I have learned to make beautiful images in any condition. From the whispers of an intimate birth to the collective excitement and activity of a large family session, I have refined my ability to be present and calm for my clients during the most important moments of their lives.
I am a “Birth Becomes Her” certified birth photographer, having trained under the fabulous birth photographers and teachers of the “Birth Becomes Her” network, Monet Nicole and Jennifer Mason. My style can be described as photojournalistic, genuine & classically beautiful. I specialize in putting my clients at ease so I can capture their unique, natural way of being and relating to one another. At the end of a birth, I’m always told that I was easy and fun to work with, and an integral and loving part of my client’s birth team.
I offer birth photography, maternity, fresh 48, breastfeeding and lifestyle newborn sessions in the Northern California Foothills, the Sacramento Valley and the greater Bay Area. I document births as far away as 4 hours from my home and, to date; have never missed a birth. Because I love documenting births in diverse locations, I have built in the price of accommodation for longer distance births, while still keeping my rate affordable. Distance is not an issue when you find a good fit with a birth photographer you relate to personally and aesthetically. I invite you to jump on a quick phone or video call with me- to feel into my style of relating, listening & creating.
Check out my website to view recent birth work, as well as blogged birth stories and my Birth FAQ page. If you’d like to see an example of a full birth story gallery or get more information on exact pricing for your birth story, please get in touch with me. I’d be happy to personally answer any questions you may have. My goal is that all of my clients feel relaxed, confident and alive while working with me, and that I am able to deliver a collection of beautiful images that celebrate the very essence of the most important moments of their lives.