Before I was a birth photographer or a doula, I was a mother. My own children’s births were what led me into the doula and birth photography work I do today . Each of my births was drastically different. They demanded me to grow and change in ways that I never could have anticipated. Each of my birth stories held lessons and gifts. I wouldn’t be the same without them. My birth journeys were so impactful that I knew I had to help and document other women as they transitioned into motherhood. I delved into birth work by becoming a doula, and soon found that my other true passion is in capturing all the incredible moments of the birthing day.
You can read more about my own birth stories here, and you can see one of my most recent client’s story here.
This work (and three children!) keeps me busy. Despite the craziness of being on-call with three little ones, I love every moment. I work to be present with my children, just as I’m present with the women who invite me into their birth space. I take life breath by breath, minute by minute, savoring all the beautiful moments I’m given.
I love to be healthy. After a serious health scare five years ago I changed my lifestyle and diet. I knew that if I wanted to do this work and mother my children with joy and happiness, I needed to be as healthy as I could be! My family and I enjoy eating well and moving our bodies. But that doesn’t mean you won’t find me indulging in some serious cake with my dear friends. As with most things in life, balance is key.
I am also a serious dōTTERA essential oil user! We have been using them for almost 3 years as a family and we’re completely in love.
When I find time in my busy schedule, I love to be outdoors. I was raised a country girl and being outdoors, walking with my children, or working out in the countryside is where I find my happy place.