helping new moms and dads emotionally process and treasure the birth experience and the whirlwind first days of parenthood.
Our current birth package is designed to tell your families entire birth story and offer you the maximum amount of support throughout your birth experience. Your Maternity and Newborn sessions include hair and make up services from one of our amazing local artist. I will be available for doula-style support through out your birth experience, documenting it on film as well as
photographs. After your Newborn Session, I will design and print a custom album using images from all three sessions, and deliver it and your other prints within the first 6 weeks of your newborns life. This package is designed so new parents don't have to lift a finger about birth story photos. I'll take care of everything for you.
A custom designed Birth Story Album
Two matted prints from each session
USB of all digital negatives and your video
Maternity, Birth, and Newborn Sessions
Hair & Makeup services for Maternity/Newborn
This is currently the one and only package we offer because it is the best! It is all-inclusive and covers your whole story, from maternity to newborn. This package is designed to create a easy, supportive photography experience during an emotional and busy time in your life. You won't have to worry about arranging hair & makeup services or printing your photos--let me take care of it for you.
If by “everything” you mean all the emotion, support, strength, and love that goes into every birth then yes, I photograph everything! But if you are wondering if I only take pictures of babies crowning and emerging from the birth canal, then no. I mean, I can take those images if parents want them (and I have a bunch of times!), but the real story is in all the other details, reactions, and emotions throughout the day. I will always respect a client's wishes and privacy.
Cesarean births are just like every other birth when it comes to birth photography. There is still an important story to be told, and kiddos born via cesarean still want to hear it told (ask me how I know!), and there is just as much postpartum benefit, maybe even more. Whether I get to go into the OR with you for the birth moment will be up to the hospital where you are delivering, but even if I cannot go into the OR, I will send my second camera in and between dad and helpful nurses, we will get some great images to add to your story. The OR is just one small part of your birth story that day--I will be able to capture the full story, especially those bonding and recovery moments that are so often lost in the postoperative haze. Cesarean births are amazing and I love being able to help tell those stories.
It does! A lot of parents feel that way before a birth--Check out this special Q&A blog post about this very topic!
It’s never too early! Once you have a due date and have decided you want to experience the benefits of having someone document and print your birth story for you, go ahead and email or call to get the ball rolling! This will ensure that I can reserve the on-call time leading up to your due date. And even if you are late in the game and are due soon and just decided birth photography is something you really want, make the call or send an email! I may have last minute room in my schedule to be there for you too!
We will go over this and more at your consultation but I do not have a certain stage you have to reach before I come in. Whenever you feel you are ready for me to come, that’s when I’ll head your way. And if things slow down or you want to rest and be alone, I can always step out and come back later. I have no agenda other than to be there for you, support you and your partner, and help tell your story through photography.
"We build a support-based relationship. Photography is just one of the elements of care and support we offer through a family's birth story."
What makes the Mother Bird birth experience special is that it is designed to tell a child’s whole birth story, from maternity to birth and then newborn, and even up to their first year and beyond - all set to music to tell the story.
During your birth session I will be there to offer full-coverage birth photography and doula-style support throughout the birth and up to 3 hours after delivery. I'm there for you.
I take pride in finishing your images in the highest quality prints and products so that you can start enjoying your child's images right away for forever.