First of all, I pronounce my name CH (like cherry) ANDA (like panda)
Yes kids called me Chanda Panda.
I am the Mother of two really cool humans who are growing up too quickly, and a dog who thinks she's a human.
I'm married to my best friend, and we've made a lovely life together in our old Atlanta bungalow.
I'm an introvert who loves books, podcasts, baseball and ice cream; stories make me happy. Community and social justice are essential to me.
In Boston I studied photojournalism, and after returning to Atlanta and having my own kids, I was drawn to documenting Motherhood and Childhood in a beautiful and real way.
I became a Doula because I believe that birth matters. I am thrilled to be part of The Birth Story Collective; check us out if you are looking for Doula and/or birth photography!
I know you're busy, and the thought of being in front of a camera isn't your vision of an ideal Saturday.
I also know that your children are the light of your life, and that your time with them is flying by.
I don't want to make pictures of you guys looking at me saying cheese like any other cookie cutter family on facebook, with every hair in it's place.
I want to tell your story in all of its glorious mess,
and I want to tell it beautifully and authentically.
I want you to have photographs and movies that make you smile
and take you back in time for just a minute.
Your life is beautiful because of the love you have created,
not because it is Pinterest worthy.
Let's Relax, have fun, and
document your beautiful family!