Aloha, sweet family.
As a doula, lactation counselor, and doula I draw upon over a decade of experience supporting thousands of families through labor, birth, and the early postpartum period as a labor & delivery and postpartum nurse. Often, the patients I cared for during the first days with their newborn would say sleepily, "I wish you could come home with us." It is truly an honor to be doing just that as I guide families along their journey through pregnancy, into parenthood, while preserving the memory of their most transformative moments with connection-focused photography.
Experience & Education
I am a Certified Lactation Counselor with extensive experience providing breastfeeding/chestfeeding guidance to help families get their feeding journey off to the best start possible. I have supported a wide variety of family constellations and birth styles including: unmedicated birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), stillbirth, twins and triplets, LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy, single parents, and families who have experienced previous miscarriage and loss.
Prenatal, Labor, Postpartum Doula Training – SMC Full Circle Doula Training
Supporting Trans Birthers Training with Trystan Reese
Registered Nurse – Labor and Delivery & Postpartum
Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor – UC San Diego
Basic Life Support (BLS) Infant and Adult CPR/AED Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
Bachelors of Science in Nursing – UW Eau Claire
More about me...
Knitting is another creative pursuit of mine. I enjoy knitting hats for the newborns I photograph.
I feel most centered when I am in, on, or near the water. All three of my own children were born in the water: one at a hospital, and two at home.
I’m a naturally quiet, calm and steady person, but am also adventurous. I like to muck about in nature and go exploring with my husband and three children. Ella, our dog, likes to tag along, too.
Have a question about the doula care or photography services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!