new mom, holding baby close after birth at UNC Chapel Hill, NC

In Real Time

Experienced and certified birth doula services and professional birth photography. Serving families in the central NC region.

The day you meet your baby is life-changing. You deserve to soak it all in and remember this important time. I want you to have a positive experience and enjoy your day without unnecessary stress; like fiddling with your photos app or recalling everything from your birthing class.


I'm here to comfort you, care for you

and take care of all the details. 


I remember all the things, so you don't have to. 

Giving birth can be such a whirlwind. The intensity often leaves you with foggy memories of this life-changing event.


My perspective as your doula is a unique one. I see it all .

The excitement, determination, exhaustion, trust,

love and joy.


It takes my breath away every time. It doesn’t feel right to keep these moments for myself.

I want you to see yourself how I see you. 

From my lens. 

Doula and Birth Photographer Katie Jackson-Triangle Area NC-The Doula Lens

Katie Jackson

Certified Doula, Educator and Birth Photographer


Hospital Birth at Wakemed North. Pregnant person kneeling on the bed, partner using counter pressure



Hospital birth in Cary, NC. Labroing person sitting upright breathing deeply, partner is supporting the hips



Midwife assisted birth in Raleigh, NC. Laboring person, leaning back, looking peaceful and focused, eyes closed



Midwife assisted Birth at UNC Chapel Hill. New mom and baby skin to skin. Mother looking joyful.



Positive birth in Chapel Hill, NC. Black and white image of new parents kissing

The doula supports everyone. A doula enhances and compliments the support from a loved one. 


I can never replace the role of

the support person.


One of my favorite parts of my job is to help the partner participate in the process. 

Being very familiar with birth, I can suggest ways for the partner to respond if they feel unsure. Another set of hands also frees the partner to provide emotional support and comfort. 


I am also your extra brain. You focus on the most important things and I will take care of the rest.

Not Just for Moms

"Katie has such a peaceful demeanor. It's exactly what you need when you are having a baby. She has a passion for how strong women are and helps you to feel that in yourself. She really helps you be prepared mentally, physically and emotionally"


– Rachel

"I could not have experienced an enjoyable birth without Katie. She was hands on when we needed, knowledgeable, and patient. Around 22 hours, I remember pleading "I can't do this!" and she said, “You’re exactly where you need to be." It's hard to put into words the confidence she instilled in my husband in me. Working with Katie is something we'll never forget—she is truly a gift."


– Bridget

"Katie is calm, caring, and supportive. She made my unmedicated hospital birth more than I ever could expect. She taught me the best ways to cope with the 22-hour labor I went through with my first child. I would recommend her 10 times out of 10!"