About Me 

 

Hey there, I'm Allison but have gone by Alli for as long as I can remember. I'm a wife and mama from the beautiful state of Colorado and currently serving families in Oklahoma City, OK as a Postpartum Doula and Certified Birth Doula CBD (CBI). I have a passion for pregnancy, birth, and beyond and that all started when I was a young girl. I strive to empower my clients by giving emotional, educational, and practical support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I get to witness the most beautiful and raw moments of birth and postpartum. No birth is the same and I will support your choices without judgement.

I am never done learning. In fact, my next steps are to be even more skilled and knowledgeable in the birth world. Next on my certification list, is to become a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor) and CBE (Certified Childbirth Educator). However, I'm currently pursuing my Bachelor's in Sociology  with a focus in Social Work and Public Administration. It is my desire to open my own organization that will one day make a difference in the Maternal/Fetal Mortality rate for birthing persons of color. For now, I am doing  what I can to be a voice and advocate for all. 

When I am not working, you can find me enjoying life by hiking outdoors, photographing the night sky, drinking massive amounts of coffee, spending time with my family, watching football, reading, and walking my two sweet dogs.

Whether you are looking for doula services, photography, or both, I've got you covered. 

A .Blake

photo credit: brandy britton

Awards & Features

One of the things I enjoy is entering my images into competitions from time to time. It is always nerve-wracking but so worth it in the end. 

 

Here are some of the awards and features I have received. 

I specifically chose not to enter any images into any contests in 2018 as there wasn't as much acceptance of Birth Work as I, or the birth community, wished to have seen. There has been a lot of censorship of the work that us birth workers do and has since sparked controversy and demands for change. 

It is really important to me that our work not only be accepted but also be normalized as well, as it deserves to be. 

shoot & share 2019 contest

shoot & share 2017 contest

TESTIMONIALS

"Becoming a father can be a stressful time. The thoughts of "Am I gonna be strong enough to encourage my wife through this"? and "Am I gonna be able to handle seeing my wife in so much pain"? As men we are fixers and we want to fix the pain, but birth is something out of our hands. I texted Alli in the middle of the night to ask questions in regards to contractions my wife was having and it didnt take long for her to respond. She was always so encouraging and full of knowledge. If you want someone to be supportive and help guide you through the birth of your new child, Allison is the one. Shes genuine and real. She was my rock through to help coach my wife in bringing our beautiful daughter into the world. Alli will forever be apart of our family for many years to come."

- Jason B.

"Having Allison at our home birth was such a sweet blessing! She made our priorities her own and captured beautiful moments of my family and midwives supporting us and loving on our new little girl. Her sweet demeanor added such joy to our experience and I LOVE watching her encourage me in our birth video. I am excited that Allison gets to share her passion for birth and compassion for families with other families in Colorado Springs!"

- Chelsey N.

"Having Alli be apart of the birth journey of our sweet baby girl was absolutely amazing. The decision to invite another person into our birth space was one we didn't take lightly. Alli's calm demeanor really helped both my husband and I. The support she provided us both throughout the 24 hours I was in labor was incredible. Not to mention, her photography skills are remarkable. She captured the most special moments of my life thus far. All in all she exceeded any and all expectations we had of a doula/birth photographer. Anyone who is considering hiring a doula or birth photographer in the Colorado Springs area should certainly consider Alli."

- Amber B.

"Allison did our labor, birth and some family pictures after birth pictures. They are nothing short of perfection. I'm so glad we have these to remember the day by. Allison, thanks again so much, you're so fun to work with and so talented."

- Brianna A.