Meet the Doulas (and Sam) | Bowling Green, Kentucky Maternity and Birth Photographer

The next Meet the Doulas event is scheduled for April 1st!!! I hope to see you there! It's a great opportunity to sit down and talk with network members and get more information about all things pregnancy and birth. This particular event is gonna be extra special (to me at least) because it's the first Meet the Doulas event that I will actually be a network member. Mary Duke LCCE, owner of My Sunshine Birth Services and network manager, recently introduced two new members to the network, myself and Susan Daniels! I'm excited to meet Susan and work with her, as well as the other amazing doulas in the network. Here's some info about Susan from the My Sunshine Birth website. Susan Daniels and

doula love <3 | Bowling Green, Kentucky Maternity and Birth Photographer

Yesterday, I introduced you to two of my favorite doulas that I had attended births with. Today, I'd like to introduce you to another super special doula, that I've not had the opportunity to attend a birth with yet. Well, let me take that back ... I have ... I attended and photographed HER birth!!!! Meet Jennifer West! Jennifer is a labor and birth doula specializing in VBAC and HBAC. Jennifer's birth, over 5 years ago, was the very first home birth, water birth and HBAC that I had the honor of attending and photographing. It was the first time that I thought to myself that this was such an amazing, beautiful experience and it might be the direction that I wanted to take with my photography

#doulasbenefiteveryone | Bowling Green, Kentucky Maternity and Birth Photographer

The theme for #worlddoulaweek is doulas benefit everyone. This saying is absolutely true. I wanted to share some of my favorite birth images that show two of my favorite doulas working together in perfect harmony while supporting a precious mama laboring to bring her sweet baby earthside. Meet Mary Duke and Amanda Woolen amazing individuals with beautiful souls that I'm honored to have in my path on this journey of life. I watched them, in awe, as they communicated without saying a word. These very moments are what solidified that I was meant to be a birth photographer. I knew .... that I would love nothing more than to spend the rest of my days "working" with such compassionate, capable, ca

World Doula Week Kickoff | Bowling Green, KY Maternity and Birth Photographer

Today marks the beginning of World Doula Week! What is World Doula Week? You might ask? Here is some info for you straight from the World Doula Week Facebook Page! Visit the page by clicking the graphic for #worlddoulaweek above! World Doula Week takes place annually on March 22-28 worldwide. This year our theme is #doulasbenefiteveryone The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in

#oncalllife | Bowling Green, KY Maternity and Birth Photographer

Today is the day that I go on call for the next family that I am so honored to be able to tell the story of their birth and their journey to bring their little one earthside. People say ... Photographing births must be amazing!!!! IT IS. Absolutely 100% amazing. But you can't really say just that ... there is a certain level of commitment and life organization to anyone who serves families as a birth professional. This includes photographers, midwives and doulas ... even lactation counselors just to name a few. What's it like? Well .. it's exciting .. but it's also stressful at times. Do you remember when you were young, the night before a field trip? Remember how you were so excited that yo

Hulafrog Hotlist for Photographers | Bowling Green, KY Maternity and Birth Photographer

We were honored to be listed among 20 amazing photographers in the Bowling Green area on the Hulafrog Hotlist for Photographers! How cool is that? Thanks Hulafrog for the mention! I found the cool graphic above (that is a clickable link to the hulafrog website) so that you could learn more about this awesome online resource for families in our area! Go check it out! #hulafrogbg #homebirthphotographer #birthphotographer #birthphotography #bowlinggreenky #bowlinggreenkyphotographer #familyactivities

Mothers and Professionals OUTRAGED | Bowling Green, KY Maternity and Birth Photography

The birth community, EVERY birth photographer and every parent in the history of the world is outraged with this story that is circulating and spreading like wildfire on social media. I've been contacted three times, every group I'm in is buzzing with anger and news channels are picking up this nonsense. The word in the birth community is that this is completely a hoax. It's been presented as a person who is purposefully creating turmoil in an effort to go viral. What a sad sad life to have if questioning how a mother gives birth to her child and implying that a cesarean is not really a birth is how you operate. I am personally outraged and can not for the life of me see what a person has to

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