What People Are Saying...
"Camille is an exceptional doula. Her experience, foresight, and care for her clients is so strongly felt. In my experience with her at the delivery of my third baby, she watched me closely, made helpful suggestions that allowed me to relax and progress quickly, and took such tender care of me hours after the delivery. When she saw that I was getting a little anxious as I was coming into active labor, she suggested I take a walk, or bake cookies to take my mind off of it. That suggestion to take a walk allowed my mind to relax and my labor progressed quickly from there. I'm so thankful that Camille was with me when I delivered my baby girl. She brings a calm, systematic approach and always has a loving, helping presence. I highly recommend Camille for labor support." - EH
"I would recommend Camille as a birth doula to all my pregnant friends or family. Camille supported my husband and I through the birth of our daughter via Un-medicated VBAC last October. Because of her, I am way more informed about the whole birthing process and even my own anatomy than I ever was before. The birthing class I took with Camille and Rene was priceless and left me feeling so prepared for birth and confident we were making the right decisions in our birth plan. Camille was there for me during pregnancy with advice and support regarding my Hyperemesis Gravidarium symptoms, and would always respond quickly to texts, or phone calls. Camille came to my house as soon as we asked her to, once contractions became strong and because of her I was able to labor at home a long time! She knew what positions to use to make me comfortable and was even able to get me to sleep a while. The pain was strong but her presence was comforting and I felt safe. She showed Nick how to help me, putting counter pressure on my hips and other ways to take care of me with food and water and rest so we felt intimately connected during this process which was important to me. By the time I got to Kaiser I was dilated to 6, so we did most of the work at home! The drive to the hospital was very difficult for me but Camille was on the phone coaching me through my contractions the whole way and was waiting at the door when we arrived. The rest of my labor (about 4 more hours) was so hard that I didn’t think I could do it, I even said I couldn’t do it, but she knew I could and stayed by my side squeezing my hips for hours, and helped me stick to the plan! I don’t think I could have coped with the pain without her, she was my anchor that I kept my eyes locked on. I know Camille would say I did the work, and to give myself credit, but I really think I would have had a different outcome without a doula. In the end I had a successful VBAC without medication and without tearing. She helped me process my feelings and fears I still had from the birth of my first daughter 5 years prior, Which was a huge piece for me! This second birth experience helped me heal from the disappointments of my first. I was able to breastfeed immediately for a whole hour! The postpartum support was incredible as well, Camille came by with a meal that was so comforting and nourishing! And she prepared a serving for me with love. I ate that dish 2 -3 times a day until it was gone, it was so good! I would always have a doula if we ever had more babies! I know my first birth could have been different if I knew then what I know now. And like my labor and delivery nurse said, Camille’s service to our family was worth every penny and more! " - KW
"I had the pleasure of working with Camille and used her doula services and birth photography for the birth of my first child in December 2019. She provided needed support by answering my many, many questions throughout pregnancy. I wish I would have leaned on her more looking back. She also met with my husband and I to create a birth plan that we felt great about and helped prepare us for what labor would hold. She brought so much strength, advocacy, peace and wisdom to my birth experience and I am so glad that she was at my side. She coached my husband and I through some intense moments and was the advocate we needed. Her style of coaching is to give you all the needed information and support you in whatever decision you decide. I am so glad I decided last minute to have her take birth photos. She captured the raw moments that I want to remember forever in a beautiful way and as I look back on them they remind me of details that I would have forgotten. During labor I would ask for specific pictures and without delay she captured them. After delivery she checked on me multiple times, brought us a meal, answered more questions and was the voice I needed during those sleepless first weeks especially when I did not have any local family. She also connected me to multiple resources within our community. I am thankful for her gift to serve women and would not hesitate to use her for my future pregnancies or refer my loved ones to her. " -EH
"I have know Camille Borba upwards of fifteen years. She served me in a professional capacity with her excellent work as a doula, childbirth educator and birth photographer. Her strong work ethic and servant-heart drives her to provide only the best service for those lucky enough to include her in their motherhood journey.
Less than a year ago, I was blessed with my firstborn son with Camille by my side as my doula and birth photographer. My labor was a drawn-out ordeal that lasted several days and she was there to support me through it all. On the phone talking me through Braxton-Hicks, calming me down during false labor, providing hip squeezes during painful contractions and especially when my detailed birth plan turned into an unplanned c-section after hours of hard labor. Her desire to walk with and teach moms about the incredible birth process helps to make a terrifying experience manageable and exciting. Her breadth of knowledge is staggering and yet she is able to explain highly complex concepts with ease in a way that doesn’t alienate or feel off-putting to a new mom. Her desire is to present as much info as each mother wants in order to allow them to decide which option is best for their unique situation. Once she knew my decisions regarding my body and my child, she went above and beyond to facilitate a beautiful experience for me- just as she does for each of her clients.
As well as providing her doula services, Camille is able to use her skills as a birth photographer to capture sweet moments of the birth process, all while allowing the mother’s birth team to care for their patient unhindered. In photography, the skill of the artist is noticeable in the details. She is incredibly talented at observing and documenting the emotions of motherhood. The birth process is messy and unpredictable, but Camille is able, through her ample experience, to anticipate the moments in order to capture them for families to revisit and relive their experience. I will always cherish the photos I have of my motherhood story thanks to Camille and her camera. " -CN
"I had the blessing of having Camille assist me during the birth of our second baby. She is such a heartfelt and loving person. Mamas and babies are her focus. She lovingly supports them in the process that was so perfectly designed by God and all while affirming a mama's informed choices. Her experience and understanding of the importance of a mother's intuition provides mothers and babies with unapparelled care. We are so thankful for all she has done for us and our family. - JO
"When I first met Camille, she was so easy to talk to and connect with, which made having her in the room for the delivery of my daughter so much more comfortable than I expected. She provided support and encouragement throughout my labor and delivery, and captured so many amazing moments and pure emotion through her photography. I am so grateful for her presence and the beautiful memories we have through her photos!" -AJ
IN LOVE with my pictures. They are the most important pictures of my life and I couldn't be happier!
"I can not say enough wonderful things about Camille's photography. We have had the pleasure of having her as our family photographer as our family has grown and through many of life's special moments. I am completely in awe every time we receive our photos back from her. Her work is beautiful and captures every unspoken word that I want our pictures to say!" -JL
"A warm woman with a great eye who is sensitive to your and your family's needs on your special day." -RR
Love the artistic style and impressed with the quality, especially considering how dim the lighting was at my birth. The herbal bath photos are awesome! -AJ
"Camille is not only talented but she's so professional! When she was at my second birth, she came immediately when I let her know I was in labor and I barely knew she was there. Occasional I heard a shutter sound but otherwise I just saw the result of her beautiful work. I couldn't be more happy with my birth photos and I regret not having them for my first delivery!" -EH
"Camille has been able to capture so many moments for our family. My favorite so far is when she was able to photograph the first time we met our soon to be adopted son! She was able to capture the moment without us even realizing she was there, her candid shots of our little one and us will forever be cherished in our home! Thank you Camille! I highly recommend this lady people" -JV
Your services were amazing! I was so grateful that you were there to capture the birth of my daughter. You went above and beyond what I expected. You didn't just take pictures, you were also there to help with anything else during the birth. You were also respectful and asked ahead of time what I was comfortable with you photographing. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with the photographs and also just being there for extra support.
"The photographs we received for our business were breathtaking! We received a lot of call back interest from sharing them on social media. I also had pregnancy henna photos taken that were beautiful!! I would definitely recommend cb photography for any and all photography needs" - AD
After Z's birth I was soon to forget that early morning birth and just enjoy my new baby, however thanks to you and your birth photography, I was and am able to relive one of the greatest moments of my life. When I first saw the photos of Z's birth I cried. I was so touched by how beautiful that moment was, then I began to feel sentimental by seeing all who were there to support me, and finally I felt strong and proud. Although, my body was not fully recovered I was able to look back and see what I had done and that I had much to be proud of. You Camille had captured the moment that God allowed me to bring life into this world. I felt fiercely woman, strong and proud, not to mention how beautiful and artistic even the most graphic pictures were. Thank you for helping me see myself how God sees me, and in the light of his glory, doing what he made me to do. -HH
"Camille captured the birth of our second child perfectly. When our first was born, I was sad to discover we only had 3 photos of our new baby at the hospital ... taken on my husband's cell phone. This time I wanted a photographer, but was hesitant due to cost and my comfort level about having a "stranger" attend our delivery. At the very last minute--one week before our son was born--I decided I must have a photographer and frantically searched for someone we could afford who was available. Camille was a Godsend. Not only was she available, she was very affordable and perfect for us in every other way. Her approach is to capture what YOU want out of your event. After a meeting over coffee, I felt instantly at ease with her and had no qualms about her presence in the delivery room. She understood that I wanted tasteful photos of our family of three becoming a family of four. The photos I received tell exactly that story. Camille is professional, courteous, responsive, and incredibly talented. Having her present at our delivery was seamless and natural beyond my expectations, and the photos of Baby Boy's arrival are priceless"