Family photos by Paige Koster Photography
(Stillbirthday Certified, DONA trained,
Rebozo trained, Spinning Babies trained)
Availability: Please message me about availability.
Doula Experience: 51 births. Including twins, special needs, relinquishing mothers, home birth, stillbirth, VBAC, cesarean, high-risk, and teens. Also spent a week as a volunteer doula in a hospital in Honduras.
Updated: September 2019
Who am I?
I am a mother of four and collector of skills, with a passion for helping others achieve their dreams and goals! This sounds cheezy, but I feel like we all need some help and encouragement along the way, and I like to be that person for others.
As your doula:
My main work and training is as a professional seamstress and designer, however in 2014, while pregnant with my 4th baby, I decided to take on the new venture of becoming a doula (through DONA). Since then, I’ve attended a rebozo workshop, spinning babies workshop, and have become a certified birth and bereavement doula through Stillbirthday.
Other ventures of mine also include my sewing and pattern business Chelsea Celeste Designs, various sewing and basic photography workshops, as well as photography and videography services.
As your doula and/or birth photographer, I know how important every role is in the delivery room (whether that’s in the hospital or at home), and I am not there to replace anyone, but rather help everyone work as a team, making sure you feel supported and encouraged during the entire process.
My goal is to help ensure lasting positive memories of the day a baby is born!
As your photographer:
I started doing photography as a passion and for my businesses, back in 2013, but it wasn't until 2016 that I really started to pursue expanding my photography knowledge and skill. In 2017, I decided to add birth photography to my list of services, and then shortly afterward, expanding into maternity, family and videography. I continue to learn what I can, and grow my skill, while following my passion for capturing people and moments that make my heart happy!
~ Chelsea B.