Having a positive birth experience is really important to you.
Birth is an all encompassing experience. A woman must turn off her mind, and release control, so that her body and baby can work together. Losing all sense of time, a laboring mother has to turn inward as her body and identity transform. As much as the caterpillar retreats to the cocoon to transform to a butterfly, a women must leave behind her singular identity to evolve into becoming a mother.
These moments become a blur and birth photography promises you'll remember those moments forever - baby's first breath, the first time you held your sweet baby, what baby looked like fresh on day one, who was there, the excitement, the tears, and even the bittersweetness of labor. As a mom myself, I'm passionate about capturing these moments for you.
Let me preserve this journey for you. The journey of bringing your baby earth side; of your heart cracking wide open to expand in a way you have never known before; of the love and support surrounding you as you courageously transform from woman to mother.
BEFORE THE BIRTH
Will I get to meet you before the birth?
Absolutely! I wouldn’t have it any other way . During this time we will chat, get to know each other a bit, discuss your birth plan, and go over any other concerns you may have with your birth photography experience. The last thing I want is for you to feel like you have a ‘stranger’ photographing your birth! Also, many prefer to meet up BEFORE booking to make sure we're a good match for each other before making a financial commitment.
I love the idea of a birth photographer in the room, but don't know how comfortable I feel having someone capture certain details of my birth....
The birth of your baby is an extremely private and intimate time for you and your little one. I completely respect your privacy and what you do/don’t feel comfortable with me shooting. With that said, during our consultation meeting we will go over these comfort levels. This is YOU and YOUR baby’s birth story…your privacy and comfort are of utmost importance to me.
Do you offer birth packages that include newborn and maternity sessions as well?
Yes! Along with some great packages for after baby is born.
DURING THE BIRTH
When will you arrive at my birth and how long do you stay?
Generally, I arrive when you are in active labor and are around 6cm. However, since every birth is different this varies a bit. If I feel that there is any reason for me to miss the birth, I always side with arriving sooner rather than later. Once I am at your birth I will remain there until 1-2 hours after your baby is born.
What if I am having a c-section?
I believe every birth is worth capturing including c-sections! If it's an unplanned/emergency c-section, it is very possible that I will NOT be allowed in the OR but I still believe that the moments surrounding the c-section are worth capturing. Additionally, I will arm your support person in the OR with a camera if desired and provide those to you as well.
AFTER THE BIRTH
When will I receive my images?
You will receive your images and slideshow within 4 weeks. The images will be available as a digital download from an online gallery.
When should I book you to photograph my birth?
Since births require me to be on call day and night, I am very limited to the amount I can take on per month. To make sure that I am available for your birth it is best that you book me sooner rather than later, preferably in your (early) second trimester.
I have my heart set on hiring a birth photographer, but our budget is a bit tight. Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, I do! I feel that every mom has the right to have wonderful images from their birth experience. With that said, I understand the costs involved with having a baby and know that every situation is different. Please contact me for further information.
Your birth photography investment is $1,200 for everything, which includes your consultation, capturing the birth and immediate postpartum period 1-2 hours after birth, the editing/processing, and a download of ALL high-resolution files (100+). The download comes with a “Print Release” giving you the legal right to print as many copies as you wish.
*Prices are subject to change at any time