I am a visual storyteller.

I recently left my work as a labor and postpartum nurse because I felt there was a larger purpose for me to fulfill in our local community. In my work with thousands of families, I observed that it was overwhelmingly common for new families to feel unprepared and alone in their experiences of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. In the absence of a traditional 'village,' families are not aware of the local resources and community providers available to support the emotional, mental, and physical challenges they face.

I love that I get to continue to support families as a doula and document their experiences as a newborn and birth photographer! However, I still felt there was more to be done to improve the health of our community. Inspired by parents and providers, I created PDX Birth: Wisdom, Stories, and Local Resources for {Emerging} Families, to explore the many experiences of families and shine a light on the village of people who have committed their lives to supporting them.

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Knitting is another creative pursuit of mine. I enjoy knitting diapers covers and hats for the newborns I photograph.

I was a labor and delivery nurse for 12 years, and love that I can continue to support families as a birth photographer and doula.

I’m a naturally quiet, calm and steady person, but am also adventurous and a bit of a risk taker. I like to muck about in nature and go exploring with my husband and three children. Ella, our dog, likes to tag along, too.

I feel most centered when I am in, on, or near the water.

My family chooses impromptu jam sessions over screen time.

Have a question about the doula support or photography services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!

Images of my family by Teal Garcia Photography
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