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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

Maybe you’ve always thought of yourself as having a low pain tolerance, so the idea of giving birth in a place where you don’t have access to pharmaceutical or medical pain relief is really hard to stomach. You feel sure you’d pass out or be in such agony that you’d end up transferring to the […]

about the pain you can’t escape at home birth

September 16, 2021

I hear some parents express concern about having a home birth because of how messy they anticipate it will be and how hard to clean up. Friends, birth is a little messy no matter where it happens, but it’s really not THAT messy. And the cleanup is quite simple if there’s careful use of disposable […]

the mess of home birth

September 1, 2021

In this three-part series, I want to take a closer look at free birth and what it means to have one while still being supported. I’ll do this through the medium of exploring my own recent experience. Part 1: The Woman, God, and the Husband The Woman (me) There was some instinct that initially drew […]

the anatomy of a supported free birth :: part 1

March 5, 2021

I’m going to let the mama — Iona — tell this story in her own words. My images follow. The moment I found out I was pregnant with Laelia, I knew I was not done having children. Chris however had different plans, but we let fate/the universe/god decide, and on sept 5 2019 (one day […]

birth photography :: yorke elara

February 2, 2021

There is so much wrapped up in this birth for me, sisters. I wrote it all down just a week after she was born, all the details and all the facts, even as I was still unsure how to make meaning of or peace with aspects of it. But I’ve been very nervous to share […]

my birth stories :: agatha wren sue

November 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

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

Between her first birth and this one, Leigh Ann began working as an admin assistant for the midwife who also attended all of my births, and as a result has gotten even deeper into the world of all things birth. She’s opened herself up in new ways, learned so much, and entered into this birth […]

birth film :: brecken thomas

January 29, 2019

Amongst the many details of intentional and informed home birth that I LOVE in these images… The chalkboard sign that reads “There’s no place like home.” The presence of the bigger siblings and the grandparents. The mama (Angel)’s hands open between contractions and curving slightly closed during them. The way Angel spoke so lovingly to […]

birth photography :: theodore brian

January 26, 2019

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