Birth Storytelling session!
I am still looking for ONE birth client to have their session discounted :) I need some more images for my portfolio and would love to document your birth!!
Please message me for more info!
How does it all work?
Birth photography isn’t just a photo session, it’s a lifestyle
How does it work?
Birth photography is very different than hiring a photographer for a family session or even a wedding. Births are unpredictable and can happen at anytime! My commitment to my birth clients is to be on call for them, from 38 weeks, until their baby is born. This means, I’m available 24/7 to come to your birth, at any time. My life revolves around being on call for your birth story.
I believe that your birth space and the people in it are up to YOU!
Birth is hard to plan! Because of that, I only take 1-2 birth clients each month. I want to be there for your birth, and taking a small number of exclusive clients allows me to give you my full time and support. Not only on your images, but as you prepare for your birth. I'm available for call/text support anytime!
Payment Plans Included
I’m happy to create a payment plan for any birth package that suits the needs of your family.
Birth photography is growing and becoming a more mainstream life event to capture! In part because this generation loves to document all aspects of their life, especially those that are so meaningful as the birth of your child. Here are some birth photography FAQ that might help you in your decision.
What is birth photography? – Birth photography is documenting the day your child enters the world. No matter how this baby comes to you, it’ll be a day that you’ll want to have captured. Having photographs of the moment you meet the tiniest love of your life is a moment like no other. You won’t regret having these photos for years to come and your child will be grateful for them as well.
How does it work? – I meet or talk on the phone with all clients to discuss their birth plan and vision for photos. We discuss the proper time to call me, and how to keep me updated in the days and weeks before labor starts. Once labor starts, you update me and we keep in contact until you tell me it’s time to come to you. I stay 1-2 hours after birth. This allows enough time for motherhood, nursing and sibling/family meeting the new baby photos.
How many images can I expect, and what is the best thing to ‘do’ with them? – There are no certain number of images that I give, but you can expect around 100-150. The images are going to capture your story, the details and your first moments with your child. Some of my birth packages offer albums and all of my packages come with a photo slideshow set to music.
I want it to be very dark during birth, how will you take pictures in the dark? – I’ve had several mamas who want the room dark while delivering, professional photographers have gear that works in low light situations. We can also talk about using a flash, or not, during a dark labor and birth.
What if you miss a birth, get sick or have an emergency? – Any reputable birth photographer works with a backup. If I was sick or had an emergency, I’d call my backup to attend the birth.
What if the baby comes fast?
Good communication is key! Contacting me at the first signs of labor helps me to determine when I should come to your birth space.
What happens if you miss a birth?
If the baby happens to come very fast, I would still come to your place of birth and take photos. The fast birth is part of your story and I am there to document your story as it unfolds, even if it is fast! We also set up a Fresh48 or Motherhood session to replace what might have been missed in the event of a precipitous birth.
Why should I book with you over using a friend or other person who has a good DSLR? – Working in low light situations is not easy and even with a good DSLR camera, the capabilities in low light are not the same as a full frame professional quality camera. It also takes a lot of time and practice to take pictures in near dark situations or the awful yellow hospital lighting. I’ve take a lot of time to learn how to make a photo beautiful in a terrible lighting condition. Additionally, I have years of practice as a photographer, shooting portraits and weddings long before I became a birth photographer – if you want professional photos, you have to hire a professional!
Will my birth photos be in color, or black and white, or both? – The definite answer here is; it depends. I personally love color for births, but some births just look better in black and white. Also, some images look better in black and white. My style is to give images that work for that birth and the lighting, mood and circumstance.