grand rapids birth photographer // the story told by hands

hands are so expressive, and this is especially true during labor and birth. you could almost tell an entire birth story using only photos of hands. the mother's hands, loosening and tensing with each contraction, the hands of birth workers and partners massaging, attending, caressing, or wiping the mother's brow with a cool cloth. and then, the mother's hands reaching out to gather the baby to her chest, cradling with wonder. here is a series of photos from a recent birth, all featuring hands. :)