Birth Photography

Birth photography is all about telling a story and celebrating the creation/addition of family. Your conception, pregnancy, birth, and life as a new parent are all a journey not just a single moment in time. Being present as new life enters the world is such an astounding honor and being given the privilege to capture those moments on film for generations to come is such an amazing feeling. Your birth photos are a symbol of the day that you became a family (or expanded your family) and it gives you an outside view of the precious moments that took place on that day. The birthing parent’s strength, a partner’s supportive touch, a sibling’s wonder, the first breaths of new life, and the creation of family.

Because I have been a Doula since 2009, I have had the honor of being present when new life enters the world and I know that overwhelming feeling of love when a family is expanded. As a mother who not too long ago was experiencing the joy of pregnancy and trump of birth, I have become enamored with pregnancy and birth and how it is documented. This adoration has sparked a new flame of passion in my birth world. I was blessed with a beautiful professional camera from my partner and ever since, I have been working tirelessly to learn photography as not only a craft but as a new life journey.

I say all of that to say this…. I am an AMATEUR photographer. I am working every day to perfect my work but I am in no way a professional photographer. But wait before you go I want to say that I am passionate, I have a type A personality (read: perfectionist), and being a Doula has provided me with the invaluable experience to capture the moments that are most important to you all while being like a fly on the wall during your birth experience.

*Introductory Pricing:
Because I am an amateur, in my opinion, it would be unethical and misleading to charge the going rate of some of the local photographers in the area. However over time as the quality my photography improves I will be able to adjust my prices to reflect current market value. My current costs are to essentially cover being “on-call” during the 2 week period before your expected due date, time away from my family, and time processing your photos.

The “Basics” Birth Package
$400
Labor/delivery coverage + 1-2 hours postpartum
50-150 edited images on CD

The “Essentials” Birth Package
$600
Unlimited coverage of labor/delivery + 1-2 hours postpartum
50-150 edited images on CD
“Mini” Maternity session (done around 35 weeks) with 10-15 edited images on CD

The “Full Monty” Birth Package
$1000
“Mini” Maternity session (done around 35 weeks) with 10-15 edited images on CD
Unlimited coverage of labor/delivery + 1-2 hours postpartum
Birth session with 50-150 images on a CD
Basic newborn session which includes a 60-90 minute session done at your house within 10 days of birth and
20-30 edited images on CD

Add Ons:
Maternity Session
– Full Session: $350
– Mini Session: $250
A customized slideshow of images set to music of your choice $85
A custom designed photo book (varies)

A deposit of $250 is required to reserve the time surrounding the due date to ensure availability.  The balance is to be paid in full by 36 weeks and payment plans are accepted.
* Discounts for current birth or postpartum doula clients available

The first step in the process is to contact me and set-up a “meet-and-greet” so that I can review what my role is during the birth, confirm that I am an amateur photographer and what that means, and for you to ask any questions. This is also a great time to review your birth plan so that I can note any key things for the birth. This meeting also serves as an icebreaker so that we are fully acquainted before your big day!