it's impossible to live fully and joyfully in any part of life when you're alone, so why do business that way? we believe strongly in the better-together mindset and are thankful for the opportunity to creatively work together towards a common goal -- giving you the best possible documentation of the birth experience. And hey, maybe make some new friends while doing it!


M O N I C A   B U R K E T T

CHIEF CREATIVE, FILM MAKER, PHOTOGRAPHER

Heyo! I'm Monica, lucky wife to my high school sweetheart and care-giver to two dogs and 32 house plants (not counting all the dried eucalyptus laying around -- it's a problem).  We've planted roots in our favorite city of all time, Fort Worth, and we're obsessed with it's eclectic culture. Always a good time to be found around here.

 I love long walks on the beach, answering emails from my hammock chair, putting my cold hands and feet all over my husband once he's warm in bed, and pretending caffeine doesn't bother me. 

Birth is incredible. It's humanity in it's most raw form and it encompasses the truest of emotions. There is no lack of vulnerability at birth and to be let in to such an intimate, sacred space still blows my mind. It's the beginning of this incredible season with new life while simultaneously saying goodbye to everything as it was. It's courage and fear and joy. Oh, the joy! It's a dream to do this and besides my family and close friends, this experience brings me the deepest gratitude I've ever felt.


C L A I R E  J A C K S O N

PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER

Hi y'all, it's Claire. Mama to one seriously silly, gentle hearted, long haired toddler boy, Rawley Jackson (don't forget the seven chickens, one beast and way too many plants to count). Also wife to a smokin' hot, awfully intelligent and the most fantastic dad Steven. Really, he's the bees knees.

I'm a canvas loving machine, wanna-be farmer (so close), and crunchier than my husband would like to admit. Don't challenge me to any DIY projects -- I will accept with open arms. If you're curious as to where I'll be during nap time, I'll be patio sitting, espresso sipping, and secondhand searching. Come on over! It's a real party.

Angles. Angles are my happy place. I am passionate about the raw, simplistic angle that birth storytelling gets to show (no guys -- I won't get that angle). Birth is more than just a day. It's someone's day. Your babe's day. A time that should be remembered and cherished from a pure, real place. There is nothing more beautiful than a parent duo welcoming a tiny human into this world. And there isn't another thing I'd rather be a part of.

So. You Mama, you go. I support you. I see you and I can't wait to watch you shine.


J I L L I A N  Z A M O R A

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PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER

Hi, my name is Jillian and if you follow me on Instagram, you'll find out real quick that I'm more than a little obsessed with my sweet painter husband, James and our darling baby girl, Juniper Clementine. (Don't tell me she's not longer a baby now that she's almost two -- SHE'S STILL A BABY!) We live in Denton and if I have it my way, we'll stay here forever.

I really don't think there's much else more miraculous in the world than birth and I hold it so near and dear to my heart to be invited in to such a sacred time in the life of a family to document it.


K E R I  D U C K E T T

PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER

Keri Duckett, here! Also referred to at various times as Mom, Mama, Kearbear, Babe, and Sugar whenever my Mimi forgets which grandkid has which name (you all know what I'm talking about). I spend most of my time answering questions about life and bugs and ponies to two little girls, Hazel (6) and Penelope (4). Pro tip, when you don't know the answer to something, say "Let's ask Siri!". God bless the iPhone. Our third baby and first BOY is due in November and we have been long overdue for some baby snuggles!

I started birth photography nearly 8 years ago, after helping my Mom open the first birthing center in Tarrant County. I had attended births with her my whole life but never felt the call to be a midwife or a doula. Once I got behind the camera and realized I could be a part of capturing such precious stories in the birth world, I was hooked! I am BEYOND THRILLED to be teaming up with these wonderful ladies to expand the Birth Story horizons and get photos and videos into MORE families' hands and hearts!