Doula & Birth Photography
Available in Orange County, Los Angeles County, & the Inland Empire
Amanda provides wraparound pregnancy, birth, & postpartum care along with photography services to clients from all walks of life in Southern California & beyond. Having supported 600+ families since 2011, Amanda is an advocate, an educator, a guide, a supporter, a documentarian, & more. She holds credentials as a doula, photographer, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, & car seat safety technician.
Prior to founding Your Birth Team, Amanda worked in nonprofits specializing in pregnant, unhoused populations. She graduated with honors from CSUF with a Bachelor's in Sociology: Family Studies and has been happily married for close to a decade.
*Availability is very limited; Amanda is currently booking for July 2023, September 2023, and November 2023 due dates*
Expertise, Artistry, & Attention to Detail
Every "How to Interview a Doula" blog ever will suggest asking about certification and experience level. So let's get that part out of the way! Amanda is a certified doula as well as a member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. She has trained with dozens of birth and photographer organizations, including DONA, Evidence Based Birth®, Birthing From Within®, Birth Becomes You, ICEA, Midwives College of Utah, and more.
While working with Amanda as a doula and photographer does mean you have access to a decade's worth of perinatal health experience, research, and know-how, her doula & birth photography clients often emphasize the personal touches in care provided as opposed to all the certifications held. She's read the books you're reading, watched the films you're watching, and understands the studies your providers base their practices around. More importantly though, Amanda can validate your fears and anxieties without judgment, bolster you when your reserves are low, amplify your voice and wishes at every turn, and create beautiful images that capture your extraordinary self incredible things.
A Commitment to Reducing Birth Trauma
Amanda has been a dedicated doula and educator for over a decade, having worked with hundreds of expecting families in Southern California. Even with all that experience, birth still can surprise, delight, and awe. This is why Amanda is consistently seeking out opportunities to learn and skill-build in areas such as adult education, cultural humility, coping skills, accessibility in birth, comfort measures, communication in healthcare settings, patient advocacy, and more so that she may elevate the birthing and parenting experiences of anyone who wants to benefit from the presence of a doula + birth photographer professional.