It seems that I find it difficult to keep up with writing. Why? You ask. (Alright, you didn’t ask… but here it goes.)
So for the past 3-ish years, I’ve been off in the land of birth work. I decided to take my photography love into the birth space and I haven’t looked back.
The days of keeping up with simple things like laundry, dinners from scratch, and blogging have kind of taken a back seat.
In case you haven’t checked out what’s keeping me so busy, you can click here to take a peek.
Well, to keep life complicated… #YouKnowHowIDo I decided to take on another challenge. I am now offering doula services.
Being in birth spaces has been invigorating. I find myself reaching out to help in any way possible outside of my documentarian role and I decided to listen to my yearning to help. Even if my doula role is short-lived, I can’t imagine that bringing on this new level of birth education can go wasted in my line of work.
A birth photographer is not a portrait photographer. We are navigating a very different scene and we are documenting moments that forever change families. We SHOULD have a full understanding of how to read the birthing mother’s feelings. We should recognize when our camera needs to come up for a shot and when it needs to sit out the shot to allow the birth team to do their jobs.
There are big changes coming to my business soon and I’m kinda geeking out over here. I’m also really really really freaking out about adopting a new name and changing things that have been working so well for 3 years now. Change is good is what I keep telling myself. Growth comes from change and I hope I can be a positive light for my community as I launch this new chapter of my small business.
So, cheers to change!