I was overjoyed to learn that I was expecting my first baby. We conceived in January and were due in October. Little did I know that as pregnant woman our core temperature rises--and stays that way. When summer came I was miserable, hot and sweaty. I vowed never to do this to myself again, but come my 3rd, I forgot what summers felt like and did it again, this time due in September. I learned a few tricks along the way.Read More
Take a deep breath and don’t panic--unplanned home births are very rare! In six years this has been my second one. If you would like to know what you need to prepare for this event, continue past the story.
I got the call early in the morning: Mama had been experiencing some mild contractions during the night, and she was allowing her husband to sleep in because she wanted him well rested for the day ahead. She was going to hop in the bath, and would keep me posted.
Dear community members, practitioners, retail members, and care providers,
My name is Candice Tizzard. As I am a local doula and birth photographer, I have been supporting Lower Mainland women since 2011. In that time, some of my most meaningful work has involved supporting families who have suffered the unbearable tragedy of infant loss.Read More
There are many reasons why births don’t always go as planned. In these instances, sometimes we are left feeling like we lost something, or had something taken away from us. In addition to loss and grief, we are often left feeling disempowered.Read More
You know you are meant for your job as a Birth/Maternity Photographer when everywhere you go, you see babies and pregnant woman in different scenarios. Sometimes, I will be walking by a shop and see a window display that I absolutely must do a newborn photoshoot withRead More
In all my years as a Doula, I have never before seen a birth where the wishes of the family were wholly supported by each care provider present. From start to finish, this family was completely supported in its hands-free hospital birth.Read More
Some people are not aware that the best part, maybe a unique part of who I am as a doula, is my ability to follow your family through all the momentous occasions. I can follow families for years through photography.Read More