BIRTH STORIES

Because the first breath only happens once

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where life begins

Birth photography is a very special way to document and capture this amazing time of your growing family.

As a professional birth photographer I truly believe that every birth is so unique and beautiful that words can not do it justice. My mission is to capture a glimpse of how amazingly beautiful,strong and powerful  a woman in labor is, her support team and the immense joy and happiness that  fills the air once the baby is born.

 

Your birth story is unique

 

Birth stories tell the story of your baby's arrival in a documentary styele. The photos and slideshow are essential to have, treasure and reflect upon when the days come and go and the memories fade. A baby is born only once. You only get one chance at capturing those moments; the first breath, the first cry, the first gaze at the mom, the first reaction from siblings and so on.

The Success Checklist!

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BEFORE YOUR DUE DATE

One hour phone meeting with your photographer to go over your birth plan and your birth expectations

In person meeting

Inform your provider of photographer's presence at birth

WHEN TO CALL

Assign someone to call the birth photographer for you

When you think you are in early labor

When you leave for your birth location

When active labor has been confirmed by a birth professional

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LABOR AND DELIVERY

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The photographer will be with you from active labor to until approximately 2 hours post delivery

The photographer will be present but not intrusive

The photographer is not an active participant in the birth, but will contribute to the carrying and supporting energy in the room.

 

Why hire a professional birth photographer

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You have a DSLR so why hire someone else?

It frees up Dad, Grandma or the friend who is there for moral support and allows the birthing team to be there to fully assist the Mom while the photographer acts like a fly on the wall. Plus you want them in the photos as well.

Hiring a professional photographer is the ideal way to get the results you want.

I work one on one with each client to deliver a custom event tailored to your character, offering a highly customized photographic experience. Additionally I am willing to literally put everything on hold for you to make your birth memorable.

 

 

Fresh 48 Stories

Fresh 48 stories are a great way to capture your baby at a brand new stage. This session is meant to capture the new bonding between the baby and the entire family.

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Fresh 48 sessions takes place in the first 48 hours after your baby arrives, in daylight. They are 2 hours with minimal posing. You will be guided in the best light, and the goal is to capture the love you feel for your little on

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Fresh 48 sessions are not only a great alternative for those who want their birth space very intimate and restricted but also a great addition to your birth story.

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Investment

 

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Birth stories $1400

 

Phone and/or in person meeting

On call services 2 weeks before and after your estimated due date

Full coverage from active labor until approximately 2 hours postpartum

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2 digital images delivered within 24 hours post delivery

All full resolution digital images within 3 weeks post delivery

Print release

Slideshow

*** Upgrade to film fusion - $400

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Fresh 48$500

 

Phone and/or in person meeting

On call services

2 hour coverage

Password protected gallery

2 digital images delivered within 24 hours post delivery

All full resolution digital images within 3 weeks post delivery

Print release

Slideshow

*** Upgrade to film fusion -$200

 

Packages are based on all inclusive photography pricing structure and do not require additional minimum print.

A non refundable retainer is due at the time of booking to secure the date - $400 for Birth stories, $200 for Fresh 48

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You are amazing and you deserve to celebrate this time and make it a truly and remarkably wonderful experience you shall never forget.... and if you forget the details, don't worry, you got it captured