Five years into being a birth doula, I am still in awe of it all. Women, partners, and birth itself continuously surprise me--and that I get to do this as a job blows me away. I get to guide and support families through the biggest times of transition, and witness the most powerful moments of women's lives! How cool is that??
In Atlanta we are lucky to have many birth options for families now (many more than when my first son was born 9 years ago), and we are lucky to have so many amazing women who support families as doulas. I am honored to be a piece of the Atlanta doula community.
As an Atlanta birth photographer, many times I get to witness and document the love and strength that doulas provide. This is one of my favorite doula photographs I've taken, of the amazing Shari Aizenman at work. I call this "I got you"