Lydia, JD & Gus | Maternity Lifestyle Photos | Family | South Jersey

Updated: Mar 6, 2020

Toddler crawls across bed as pregnant mother and father embrace in the background
Gus hams it up for the camera while his parents admire his silliness

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.