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I'm Katie, nice to meet you

I’m a deep thinker and curious about people. In a crowded room, I’ll never be the one who needs to talk or craves attention. I'm comfortable with silence. I’m content to listen and observe what is going on around me. I don’t take myself too seriously and I appreciate some carefully timed sarcasm.

Anyone who knows me well would tell you I don’t care much for gadgets or technology. I couldn’t tell you what kind of cars my neighbors drive or what kind of processor is on my computer. If I’m on my phone, I’m probably looking at babies or snort-laughing over parenting and gardening memes.

I am happiest hiking with my family, digging in the dirt or hearing live music. I find the most beauty in the raw things, vulnerable things and the growing things. I love the real and the natural, whether it’s emotions or landscapes.

 

Tacos and plants are my love language.

In my everyday life, I’m not always behind a camera. I like to be in the moment and see things with my own eyes, rather than through a lens. I consider it a very real privilege to help people to experience their most important days the way I prefer to enjoy mine: present, engaged and in real time

Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear 

-Jane Weidman

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More about me

I have always been interested in the human body and I have a degree in Public Health Education. After my first child was born, I realized I had been unprepared and I wanted to learn more. I entered my second labor with more information and confidence. It was transformative for me. I've felt inspired since then to have a career supporting others through this significant time. 

I pursued my interest in birth after my third baby in 2015. I am a certified educator and doula. I teach the prepared childbirth class at UNC Women’s Hospital. I attend births at all the local facilities and I have seen the spectrum of labors. Over the years supporting dozens of families, I felt the pull to document this process.

 

Birth can be such a whirlwind for the parents. The intensity of the day often leaves you with foggy memories of this life-changing experience. My perspective as a doula is a unique one. I see it all. The excitement, the struggle, self-doubt, love, determination, exhaustion, trust, connection and joy. It takes my breath away every time. It doesn’t feel right to keep these moments to myself.

 

I WANT YOU TO SEE YOU HOW I SEE YOU.

From my lens, per say.

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Education and Certification

Childbirth Education Seminar | Birth Doula and Labor Support Workshop | Student Doula program with Better Birth | Lamaze Certification | ICEA Birth Doula Certification | Improving Birth Outcomes in NC seminar | Spinning Babies Workshop | UNC Safe Zone Training for Professionals | Essence of Birth Photography Course​​