Thank you for considering me to photograph your upcoming birth! I am honored by the opportunity to document your family’s story. Birth is a process I am deeply passionate about and I promise to give 100% of my talent and capacity to tell your story. My intent is to capture your journey - your strength in labor, all the love that surrounds you, and the delivery of your baby into this world. I hope to provide you with a legacy of photographs to pass down to your children and their children for generations to come.
Why Hire a Birth Photographer?
Birth and labor are unpredictable. The lighting may be dim, hours can be long, and planning what’s going to happen can be difficult. Hiring a birth photographer frees up your support people and ensures that you get those important moments captured.
As a mother of three, I am sensitive to your needs because I understand that my role is to document quietly and unobtrusively. I shoot your labor and birth as they unfold in a photo-journalistic style. Having been on both sides of the birth process, I also understand which special moments you will want captured forever.
Birth photography is tough because there are no second chances, and that’s one reason I love it. All photographers have specialties, and this is mine. I thrive under pressure and have the speed and technical skills to capture your moments as they happen, and to do so unobtrusively. I also know how to use my camera in low light to avoid bouncing flash during your labor. I have established relationships with midwives and doctors in our community, as well as nurses, doulas, birth educators, lactation consultants, and nursing staffs.
I offer all-inclusive packages because prints are an important part of what I do. I want you to be able to sit on your couch or cuddle with your new baby while flipping through beautiful, archival-quality prints. I want you to hang an oversized print in a place you’ll walk by every day. I want you to feel proud when you’re brought back to the day that you were the strongest and most loving person you have ever been. I want you to smile when you need a smile, to cry when you need to let it out, and to remember the beauty in that day when life feels overwhelming.
All inclusive package | $1250*
- Consultation in person. We will discuss your birth plan, what to expect, which moments you would like captured, and my role and vision as an artist.
- I will be on call for you from week-38 on.
- My time and talent: I will arrive at your birthplace when you are in active labor and will stay up to two hours after your birth. (no time limit)
- 20 image preview on a password protected blog post, within 48 hours of your birth - for your eyes only or to share with your loved ones.
- 75-150 high-resolution, artistically edited images, presented in a password protected on-line gallery for easy viewing, sharing and downloading + a print release. Digital files will also be delivered on a USB drive.
- A full set of archival quality prints of your session.
"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
Get In Touch!
The only reason that I am here, in this virtual space with my art, is to show you what I do and how I can be of service. I am eager to hear what you are looking for and how we can work together. I believe that every project I embark upon is a collaboration, so I may challenge you to dig a little and bring to light some ideas of your own. Art is an investment, financially and emotionally. I look forward to hearing your story, really knowing and feeling it, and helping you to tell it.
Email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.
If you are interested in Birth Photography, please fill in my client questionnaire here.
*Price does not include sales tax; WA state sales tax will be added at time of payment. Payment plan available upon request.
When should you book? As soon as you decide you're interested. I take limited sessions per month due to the nature and unpredictability of birth. That being said, it's never too late to inquiry about availability. I look forward to hearing from you!