Why hire a birth photographer?
Throughout our lives we have moments that we will remember forever, including the births of our children. Birth is a transforming experience requiring strength, endurance and support from loved ones. There are so many amazing, emotional moments you will want to look back on from that day. Imagine having a photo of when your baby first locks eyes with you, his or her tiny hands and feet, the dusky white coating covering his skin, and the look on your partner’s face as he meets your baby.
In the excitement and rush around the delivery and just after, we often forget or don’t have time to take photos, or they end up blurry or too dark. A professional photographer with experience attending births, can provide you with timeless, quality documentation, capturing both the big moments and the small details of your baby’s birthday. As a birth photographer, I respect the intimacy of birth and I am experienced with obtaining images without being intrusive. I also have equipment that handles low lighting situations well. Photos are only shared on social media with your written permission.
We start with a free initial consultation meeting to discuss what is involved in birth photography, discuss your expectations of me, sign a contract and provide you with a helpful birth guide. We discuss when and how to contact me once labor begins. I have one basic birth package with several upgrades.
Birth Photography Package – $500 USD
On call 24/7 from 37 weeks, coverage during active labor and birth and up to 2 hours after birth (*Check hospital policy)
100 high quality hand-edited images on a USB drive within 3 weeks of the birth
Three sneak peek images within 12-hours of birth
Upgrades (add to purchased Birth Photography package only)
Birth Photo Album (25 page color photo book of your baby’s birth day) - $150 USD
Birth Photo slideshow (Digital birth slideshow set to music)
- $170 USD
Birth Photo Prints (25 5x7 matte prints in a keepsake box)
(If you are my birth doula client, birth photography add-on to Doula is an additional $300)