Birth Photography

Birth is the definition of a once in a lifetime event. An amazing, jaw dropping, once in a lifetime event... that you will likely struggle to remember accurately. Birth amnesia is a thing. It makes it easier to convince yourself to go through the birthing process again, but it also makes it harder to recall the details of one of the most significant days of your life.

But we all know that already. That's why our partners have been bringing their cameras to births since cameras were a thing. Let's do it differently this time. Let's let your support people focus on supporting you during labor and not fumbling with a camera or worse, forgetting to charge the batteries.

Keep the carefully crafted images from your birth as a quiet reminder of your bad assery or share them with everyone who will look. Having a bad day? Harness the healing and empowering power of birth photography and remember how you grew and birthed a baby, even if you're finding it difficult to just get dressed today.

Ready to be impressed by the strength of the female body? Check out a few births here.

The Details

Birth Photography

On-call from 37 weeks until delivery

Birth coverage from active labor until 1-2 hours after delivery

150-200 High Resolution Digital Images

Print Release

25 Birth Announcements

$1500

Add video coverage and hear those very first cries forever!

FAQS

Will we have a chance to meet before the birth?

Absolutely! After you fill out a contract, questionnaire and pay your non-refundable retainer, we'll schedule a meeting for sometime during your third trimester. I prefer to do this at your home if you're having a home birth so I can familiarize myself with the commute and where I'll be shooting. If you're planning a birth center or hospital birth, we can meet at a coffee shop or at your home.

Once I'm in labor, when do I call you?

Let me know as soon as you think you're in labor so I can start arranging childcare for my kids. Then it's just a matter of keeping me updated with your progress. I will come when you're in active labor. If you're having a hospital or birth center birth, usually this is shortly after you arrive. If you're having a home birth, this is usually when your midwife arrives.

What happens if you miss the birth?

It's a question no one wants to have to consider, right? If I miss the birth and it's my fault, I refund all of your money, including your retainer. If I miss the birth because you did not call me soon enough, then your retainer can be applied to a Fresh48 or newborn session.

What if my hospital doesn't allow photographers?

This is a conversation you have to have with your care provider before you book with me. If you find out during labor that your hospital does not allow photographers, I will shoot what I'm able to shoot, but I can't be held responsible for not being able to capture the entire birth story.

Is there anything that will help you create amazing images of my birth?

Light! Seriously. As much as I know how comforting it can be to labor in a pitch black room, cameras just don't work if there isn't some light available. A dimmer on your light switch or a lamp would be great. I also have a flash that I can use, pointed away from you. This is something that we will discuss during our emails and first meeting.

How long do you stay?

I usually arrive when you're in or nearing active labor and stay until after you've given birth. There is no time limit for your labor. Once baby is born, I stay to shoot cutting the cord, first feeding and the newborn exam. This usually last 2 hours. My goal is to stay just long enough after the birth to capture those first moments without intruding on the time you'll be spending bonding with your baby.

I would really love photos of my older kids meeting the baby. Can we make that happen?

If you're giving birth at home, and timing works out, then I would love to get those shots for you. Hospital and birth center births don't typically allow for enough time after delivery for siblings or other family/friends to come while I'm still there. You can always add on a Fresh48 session and I will come back 12-48 hours later to get those first meetings.

What kind of timeline should I expect?

After I receive your inquiry, I will send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your family a bit better. We will discuss payment, any concerns you have and scheduling a time to meet in person. After I receive your signed contract and non-refundable retainer, you will secure your spot on my calendar. When you feel like labor is starting, call me! I will arrive when you're in active labor and stay until the newborn exam is completed. 2-3 weeks after your session you will recive a link to your gallery online where you can download your images. Then you will choose your top 5 images for birth announcements and I will send you proofs within a week. After you pick your favorite birth announcement design, I will place your order and you will have your announcements 2-4 weeks later.

Will my images be posted online?

If you sign the optional Model Release, then I will likely post some of your images on my website and Facebook. You can take a look at my Birth gallery to get an idea of the types of images I post. If I think an image might make you uncomfortable if posted publicly, I will ask for specific permision first. Your comfort and privacy is my main concern.

Can I post my pictures on Facebook?

Definitely! You’ll get two albums, one for print and one for posting online. Use the web ones that have my watermark and have been resized to look their best online. Tagging my business page is also super appreciated!

Will be able to print my pictures?

Yep! Your print release is include in the price of the session.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! If spreading out payments is the only way that you can afford birth photography, then I would love to work out a payment plan so you can have this once in a lifetime event documented.

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