About Tabitha Ward
From conception to birth, we all enter into this world in the same way. I am a passionate observer, in love with the whole process. Documenting the fleeting moments of the stages and changes of a woman’s body throughout her pregnancy, to the speed of light at which a child develops in the first year of life, fills my life with passion and purpose. One of my first shoots was of my best friend when she was pregnant with her second child, as she allowed me the freedom to expand my creativity capturing intimate moments with her sweet belly and her family. From that moment I was hooked…..
That moment took place in the Fall of 2010, and I have found that all I want to do is capture all of those moments for parents so that they may hold on to that sliver of time in their life when their child was swimming in the womb, entering the world uttering their first cry, sleeping peacefully as a newborn, or making silly faces as they peer into my lens.
Through my own personal journey of trying for a family, I have found that I get so much joy and fulfillment from a career in the birth world. I am constantly growing and changing, as there is so much to learn in this industry. I love to shoot outdoors in this beautiful place we call home. I shoot newborn sessions in your home to capture real moments with real families, meaning there will not always be perfectly posed children with perfect smiles but the reality that is your life....which is even better.
I reside in Bend, OR with my amazing husband and community of supportive friends. We own a massage therapy practice in downtown Bend. I help teach in the massage program at our community college, and I am also winding down an active doula practice, where I have loved helping my community of families, coaching expecting parents through the joyful experience of birth, for the past seven and a half years. My husband and I love traveling, whenever we can find the time. I love all of my jobs. I love my life.