Featured Services:

Postpartum Doula + Documentary Photography

 

The birth of a new baby typically brings on a flood of emotions for families: love, joy, worry, self-doubt, compassion, sadness, shame, excitement, guilt and adoration…to name a few.  Healing bodies, sporadic sleep and visitors who overstay their welcome often compound these feelings. 

What is a Postpartum Doula?

During this time, a postpartum doula serves as a professional support system and guide for new families.  As a postpartum doula, I am available to take care of parents – helping to meet all sorts of needs, which may include breastfeeding advice, light meal prep, guidance on typical newborn behaviors, basic household chores, and a listening ear.  I am also an experienced “baby whisperer” who is happy to look after newborns when parents need rest. 

What is Documentary Photography?

In addition to being a trusted postpartum doula for all types of RVA families with new babies, I am a passionate documentary photographer.  This type of photography is different from lifestyle in that photos aren’t posed.  Instead, unstaged images are captured documenting life as it truly is – beautiful and sometimes messy.  My clients love when I unintrusively grab my camera during postpartum shifts to document authentic moments.  The photos may not be the ones that end up hanging on the living room wall for all to see, but they will certainly be cherished memories of babies first weeks. 

 
 
 

The Dragonfly Difference: capturing “real” rather than “perfect” moments while supporting families with new babies.

 
 
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Nourished & Archived

  • free initial consultation
  • 25 hours of postpartum doula care (day or night shifts)
  • 35-40  documentary-style family and newborn photos captured periodically throughout doula shifts and delivered digitally with rights
  • 1 hour of scholarship care donated to a family in need

$800

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Balanced Family

  • free initial consultation
  • 12 hours of postpartum doula care (day or night shifts)
  • 20-25  documentary-style family and newborn photos captured periodically throughout doula shifts and delivered digitally with rights

$480

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Supported Parent

  • free initial consultation
  • 12 hours of postpartum doula care, split into 3 or 4 daytime shifts

$300

**Additional hours can be added at a rate of $25/hr.  I am happy to quote a custom package to meet your needs.  Small fees may be added for multiples, overnight shifts or travel > 20 miles.**