About me

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!).


Let's talk

samantha.warrayat@gmail.com                                        971.55.731.0958

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