Why Birth Photography?
Although having your birth photographed might sound intense and down right horrifying, it is actually quite a beautiful thing. Birth is a very emotional & gratifying experience, and I will capture these moments for you in a very beautiful, modest, and un-intrusive manner. Refusing birth photography as an option when I had my own daughter is a decision I very much regret, and reluctantly accept that I can not go back and change. The emotions, feelings, and thoughts are ones that you never want to forget because the life you've helped created and nurtured for 9 months is now FINALLY making his or her debut! And if birth photography isn't for you, check out my fresh-48 package option.
Whether you're having a home birth, hospital birth, or C-section, you'll want to remember this time together, and I would love to be there to make it happen.
When do I book and how will "The Day " look?
I suggest booking as soon as you know you want a birth photographer! This allows me to make room for your birth in my schedule. To ensure no birth-day conflicts, I only book up to 2 births a month and often book out 6 months in advance.
38 weeks up to your delivery date marks the time when I will be on-call for you 24/7. If you begin to have serious labor pains at your home, it is necessary to update me so I can begin my preparations to leave for the hospital and/or for your home if this is a home birth. Once admitted, you or your partner should call me so I can be on my way as soon as possible. I will be by your side for the early part of labor up to an hour after the birth of your beautiful baby, capturing all the moments in between!
Fresh 48 Sessions 450
Birth photography not for you, but you still want some of those moments captured? Fresh 48 sessions are just that- those fresh and beautiful first moments, first looks, first sibling meet and greet, in those first 48 hours after you deliver! This session is a lifestyle session, and I come to you, whether that be in home, in the hospital, or in the birthing center, and I work with you on a time that's convenient after your delivery.
Session is 1 hour, and includes 30 professionally edited digital images on a custom USB.
Birth Investment - 1150
I will by your side from early labor at the hospital (or home if it is a home birth) until up to one hour after your baby's birth, capturing your early labor, delivery, and early family interaction. This is a flat fee regardless of labor hours. You or your partner need to notify me immediately once you are in labor, and again when you are checking into labor and delivery so I can head towards the hospital. You will have the opportunity to build your own Birth Collection (prints, albums, wall art, etc) or to choose from one of my tailored Birth Collections at the Viewing Session when scheduled after your birth and you are home happy and healthy. Session includes 100+ digital birth images on a custom USB .