So you've decided you want birth photos. You want a photographer to be there, to capture the event of a lifetime. Being invited into the birth space is such an incredible honour, one that I take seriously. But what does that mean? What does a birth photographer do besides show up, and take photos? What does it cost? And what do I get in return? I'm here to give all the details, and by the end of this, you'll have a better idea of what booking a birth photographer looks like.
I have always been an advocate for pregnancy, birth, motherhood, parenthood and all of the ebbs and flows in between. But the thing that fuels my fire the most is showing women just how incredibly powerful they are. One of the most important days of your life is the birth of your child. And I want you to remember it forever with beautiful keepsake photos.
Where do we start?- Because birth can be such an intimate and vulnerable situation, we meet in person to be sure that I am the perfect fit to be a part of your birthing experience. We go over your past experiences if any, if you have a birth plan, a hopeful shot list. You can view a more detailed portfolio and we can go over the contracts and pricing. We can also discuss comfort levels of nudity and expectations. This is your birth story, so your level of comfort with these photos is priority to make it a memorable experience. I will show you and explain my camera gear, and answer any other questions that arise.
Booking- If you feel you are in the perfect hands, then we book. I block out 6 weeks of my time around your due date. I am then on-call as of 37 weeks, and remain on call until the baby arrives. You will receive a welcome package, and at this point a $300 dollar non-refundable retainer fee must be made in order to keep this on-call time available. This fee goes towards the full cost of the service.
You will then receive an email with 1-3 edited files to use as your announcement within 24 hours of your birth. I will not share these photo publicly until we have discussed that I can do so. Typically the turn around time for the rest of the photos is roughly 2-3 weeks. This gives everyone enough time to adjust from the big event. You'll be able to spend an evening, reminiscing about the big day, while flipping through 50+ gorgeous photos, that will never age.