Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Back in early 2019 I had been emailing with another doula about connecting and networking. Life got in the way and we never followed through on meeting up. But somewhere along the way Lydia and I got in touch with each other and started chatting about being backups for each other...
Since we couldn't align our schedules for a meet up we had a telephone interview and boy did we click! I think we might have talked on the phone for over an hour and had to force ourselves to hang up.
Lydia is former Active Duty #CoastGuard, and married to a Coast Guard pilot. She's a strong, inspiring #Catholic mother, and a wonderful doula and owner of Magnificat Birth Services LLC. Needless to say, we had a LOT in common and a lot to talk about.
She referred one of her friends to me for some #BreastfeedingSupportand after the consult, I got to stop by Lydia's and finally meet her in person. We chatted for a while and her husband came home from work, made me a magnificent cappuccino, and we all chatted and laughed. And then she asked if I'd be her #Doula and #BirthPhotographer.
UMM YES! What an honor!
Since then we've had the opportunity to develop a great personal and professional relationship and I'm so grateful that she has come into my life and has become such a sweet friend. My kids adore her son, and are very excited about her new baby coming soon.
I finally had the opportunity to spend some time with her family for her #MaternityLifestyle photo session and she rocked it. When I got there I could tell she wasn't in the mood for pictures but she insisted on doing it anyway, so of course I did what I could to have some fun.