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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

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

Brooke Collier is a holist doula, christian birthkeeper, and birth photographer serving Grand rapids, MI and West Michigan and offering childbirth education around the world.

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