Absolutely nothing in the world compares to those first seconds when you and your newborn child lock eyes. I'll be there to capture the details, the expressions and the unforgettable moments before, during and after you give birth.

My style has a "documentary" or "photojournalism" approach, it's very candid and raw. Just images of raw emotion and real moments as they happen.

My passion is to provide lasting memories of the first time you meet the love of your life. These moments rarely caught and sometimes forgotten about in all the excitement. These will be images you can keep to remember the feeling you felt the moment you got to see love, in human form.


During our initial meeting, we will get to know each other and discuss what you have in mind for your baby's debut. We will go over everything from the birth plan to the details you want captured. Do you want crowning images? Are you planning to breastfeed? If so, are you anticipating photos of your little one latching on for the first time? We will cover all these important details.

Two months before your estimated due date, we will touch base a few times to see how everything is going with your pregnancy. We will also review what we spoke about at our initial meeting or last conversation and make any necessary changes.

Now we wait..... It's getting close!!!!!

Two weeks before your estimated due date, I will be on call 24/7, until your baby arrives. It’s important to keep me updated and let me know as soon as you feel the first signs of labor. I will arrive at the birth location and will be there for the duration of your labor and post delivery.

Two to four weeks after your baby is born, we will have a reveal session! We will relive that beautiful moment all over again through your photographs!


Q: What is birth photography?

A: Birth photography is a documentary-style photography session. Usually photographing the duration of a birth and post delivery.

Q: What kind of photos do you take at a birthing session?

A: Typically these photos are taken in "documentary" or "photojournalism" approach, it's very candid and raw. Just images of raw emotion and real moments as they happen. As for types of photographs taken during a birth session, everyone's preference varies. In the initial meeting, we will discuss what kinds of photographs you feel comfortable with and go from there.

Q: Do you take pictures of the whole labor and birth?

A: This is up to you. I will photograph whatever you would like documented and feel comfortable with. My only other limitation would be the limitations of the birthing location or doctors/midwives.

Q: Will you post the photos on the internet?

A: I have earned a reputation of keeping my clients images private. I will not share any images without a clients written permission.

Q: Will we meet before the birth?

A: Absolutely! I want you and your family to feel comfortable with me and confident with the process.

Q: When should I book you?

A: I only take two to three birth clients a month so I recommend booking as soon as possible. Portrait sessions should take place one to two months prior to needing your images by.

Q. What if my baby comes earlier than expected?

A: I am on call 24/7 two weeks prior to your due date until your baby arrives but if your baby is born prior to 38 weeks, no worries! From 35-37 weeks, I will only travel within 2 hours of my home. From 38 weeks until the baby is born, I don’t travel far from home. These time frames ensure that I will be there to capture your birth story.

Q: What if I have a short labor, will I get a refund?

A: No. There's no way to predict how long a labor will last, but all births require the same amount of expense, time and commitment on my part. Remember, even a short labor is part of your birth story.

Q: What if I have a c-section?

A: I am always open to shooting any birth, no matter the circumstances. This being said, this is something you would need to speak with your doctor/midwife about as there may be limitations with me being in the OR.

Q: Will I have to get approval from my hospital?

A: Please discuss the process with your doctor/midwife. Some hospitals are more strict than others regarding photographing the actual birth.

Q: Do you use flash? What if I want my birth dark?

A: Flash is used on an "as needed" basis. I like to use flash in low light situations, as it ensures I capture all moments. This is something we can discuss during your consultation.

Q: How long will it take to get my photographs?

A: Usually a reveal session is scheduled within two to four weeks after your birth. If you ordered any prints or products, please allow two to six weeks for delivery.


Every birth service includes an initial consultation, prenatal meeting, on call 24/7 surrounding your due date, and a reveal and ordering session or postpartum visit.


Documenting the start of active labor through the duration of the labor and birth.

Up to two hours of post delivery coverage. This usually includes bonding and visiting time, weight and measurements, footprints, first feeding, and time with guest.

Digital collection of images on a USB with printing rights.

20 page 8x8 photo book documenting the most important moments of the labor and birth.


Documenting the start of active labor through the duration of the labor and birth.

Up to one hour of post delivery coverage. This usually includes bonding and visiting time, weight and measurements, and footprints.

*The digital collection and photo book are purchased separately. Can be purchased at the time of booking or at your reveal session.


I am a trained labor doula through ProDoula. I have been providing antepartum labor support for women and their families for about 3 years.

Labor doula support includes all the things listed above (under birth collections) plus unlimited support by phone or email throughout your pregnancy and hands on labor support from the moment you desire it.


Downloadable Digital Collection (all images with printing rights) ..... 400

20 Page 8X8 Photo Book (the digital collection must be purchased first) ..... 400


Gender Reveal ..... 125+

Maternity ..... 125+

Fresh 48 ..... 225+

Lifestyle Newborn ..... 225+

Posed Newborn ..... 225+

Placenta Encapsulation ..... 325+

Discounts available on ANY 2 or more booked services. Ask about more details!


Jessica Clayton Photography accepts cash, check, credit/debit cards, and PayPal Credit. We also offer in-house financing to allow you to spread out your payments! Sales tax of 5.5% is applied to all sales.

A non-refundable retainer of 50% is required at the time of booking birth photography. 100% of the balance will be due two months prior to the estimated date of delivery unless a payment arrangement has been made. This also includes labor support.

To book a portrait session, the entire balance is due at the time of booking to secure your session date and time. This also includes placenta encapsulation services.

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