WHO I AM
I am a birth doula, postpartum doula & birth photographer.
I love all things birth and believe in supporting birthing people of all genders & backgrounds with their choices for their baby and body. Going into birth work felt like a leap of faith in changing careers, but now it feels like my calling to support all birthing people. I love growing, learning and connecting with people I meet.I enjoy using my art to tell stories for my clients. I am a mother of two and I moved from Singapore to the East Bay in 2013.
WHAT I'VE DONE
I am a Cornerstone trained birth and postpartum doula. Cornerstone has been pivotal in my journey as a birth worker, and I believe so deeply in their core values. I am currently serving on their Board as their
Event Planning Chair.
I worked in film and media for more than six years and was a video producer. I have practiced photography since I was a kid and then professionally. Since having children my focus has shifted to documentary style family photography.
WHAT I DO
Documentary-style birth and family photography.
Birth and postpartum doula services with an emphasis on Asian philosophies and traditions.
I believe in a world that is culturally aware, progressive, holistic, sensitive and inclusive and hope my work contributes to that vision.
Featured in the Doula Stories Podcast
"When You Start as the Photographer and End up as the Doula"
When Cherie's birth photography client asked if Cherie would be the third layer of backup doula support, she agreed--how likely is it that the third backup doula needs to be called in, really? Sure enough, though, Cherie ended up unexpectedly supporting her client as both doula and photographer, facing questions that are all too familiar for doulas: how much longer can I keep going? Am I doing enough to support this family? How can I take care of myself at the same time?