My name is Samantha, and motherhood is my absolute passion. I spend nearly all of my time providing doula support to laboring women, photographing and filming women in various phases of motherhood and of course mothering my own two children. I am a certified doula CD (DTI) and a member of the IAPB (International Association of Professional Birth Photographers). I reside in the United Arab Emirates much of the year, but frequently visit home in Orange County, California.
I can still clearly remember the beautiful way my pre-school teacher would cradle her baby bump. Although I was only three years old at the time, I vividly remember lying awake during nap time, watching her with absolute wonder and amazement that there was this whole other person inside her. Looking back now, I can see that’s where the spark for my interest in pregnancy and birth was first ignited. Fast forward thirty years, and I am now incredibly at home with the work I do, supporting and photographing women throughout their pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
I genuinely care about each and every one of my clients. I care about the way they feel as they become mothers. I care about their memories of these moments. Birth work is more than a job to me; it's part of who I am. As a doula and birth photographer, I know with absolute certainty that women forever remember the way they are made to feel as they bring their babies into the world. Every woman deserves to look back on her labor and birthing time having felt supported, empowered, and beautiful (with photos and video to prove it!).