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"Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation. Where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body a miracle of wisdom."

~ Harriette Hartigan

I love getting to go a second time around the block with a sister-client. It’s the biggest honor and more of a joy than I know how to put into words. So I was delighted when Paul and Whitney invited me to be their “doula-tographer” a second time. The walk with them was sweet and […]

a walk with a sister :: whitney

February 14, 2020

In the months leading up to Wylde’s birth, I got to know her mama more deeply, and as I learned about the story of her, my anticipation swelled. What an incredibly special birth to be a part of. Here is the story in Shay’s own words (followed by photos): Long before I became a mom […]

birth photography :: wylde hope

November 8, 2019

Today is Brecken’s first birthday, and to celebarate, his mama Leigh-Ann is sharing his family-filled birth story here for us. What follows are her words, and then a large selection of images I made as this story was unfolding. Settle in and soak in its goodness. ———- The stormy night of August 26th, 2018, I […]

birth :: brecken thomas

August 29, 2019

{I posted Levi’s birth story over here} Since Courtney was a doula-photo client, I also got to hang out with them after her baby was born! My first visit was just a few days after birth, and consisted of first of all oohing and aaahing over Levi and how much he had already changed, taking […]

postpartum :: levi palmer

August 19, 2019

All the words in this post are from the mama – Courtney. She writes beautifully. I have nothing to add (except photos, which are below her story). Enjoy it when you have several minutes to sit down and relish it! – brooke The weeks leading up to march 20th were full of anticipation and many […]

birth :: levi palmer

August 16, 2019

A fourth baby, a first home birth. That carries with it a fresh excitement for a new experience AND a bit of a dream-coming-true joy. Katie knew that she had quick births and that though the very near proximity of their new home to the hospital would mean she could literally walk over there to […]

birth :: gwen marian

July 14, 2019

We live in an age of online community. There are Facebook groups for nearly EVERY topic, interest, and qualifying personal characteristic you can imagine. I participate in lots of those communities and am genuinely grateful for the role they play in my life: a place to speak freely about topics I know everyone in the […]

How to Create a Sister Circle (+ free download)

June 19, 2019

The birth photographer life is a crazy one, sisters. Well, any kind of birth worker life is crazy, really. But in this story, i’m playing the role of photographer (for the 3rd time for this family!). And on a pretty typical weekday evening I got a text from Jed (the baby daddy) at about 9:50 […]

birth photography :: lexi joy

June 4, 2019

We first met when she was pregnant with her firstborn. We sat down in my living room for a consultation about birth photography and my baby needed to breastfeed. Without thinking twice, I fed him. Little did I know that that simple act and our conversation that day would catalyze some empowerment for this mama […]

a walk with a sister :: karissa

April 27, 2019

I want every woman to have the option to have her birth photographed, if it matters to her. I believe it makes a difference and that the resulting images become family treasures. I am certain that no one who hires a birth photographer will ever regret it. In birth photography, a woman gets to see […]

the cost of birth photography

March 11, 2019

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