There really aren’t enough words to express how amazing it is to add a baby to your family. Whether it’s your first child, or you are a mom a dozen times over, there is nothing comparable to a new life joining yours. I love telling the stories around pregnancy, birth, and your baby’s first moments at home with your family. I would be honored to speak with you more about documenting this special time in your life, and I have several options to make that happen.
First, let’s start from the beginning! I offer maternity sessions to capture your growing tummy. I like to do these sessions before 36 weeks, mostly because I want you to feel comfortable and not feel like you’re going to pop at any moment. :) Maternity sessions can be done at a location of your choice and include family if you wish. :)
BIRTH DOCUMENTARIES AND FIRST GLIMPSE
Birth and hospital photography are so dear to my heart. There is nothing more miraculous and humbling to be invited to be in the room when your baby takes his or her first breath. Those are sacred moments, and I am always so honored to be asked to document those memories. The investment in a full birth documentary is $2500, and it includes all the best, edited images with print release on flash drive. Some people have sticker shock when they see the price of birth photography. I can assure you, these moments are priceless. But I want you to also consider the time I am committing to capturing this once in a lifetime event. Think of it this way, hiring a birth photographer is like hiring a wedding photographer, but for a birth there is no set date or time, and it could last an hour or a dozen hours. Now it makes a little more sense, right?!
If a full birth session seems out of range, but you still love the idea of hospital photography, I also offer a first glimpse session. This session captures everything minus the labor and birth. I come after the baby is born at some point before you leave the hospital to go home and document those first moments and the surroundings. This all inclusive investment is $900 (time and digital images with print release).
IN HOME NEWBORN
Before we get started planning your newborn session, let’s discuss what you’re wanting to get out of it. There are a couple different ways a newborn session can go. If you’re wanting images documenting the true moments within your family, then I’m most definitely the photographer for you. I love capturing those true moments and emotions within a family when a new baby is welcomed home. Telling a story through images by capturing the full picture down to the tiny details, is so important to me. If you’re looking more for a posed image (for example, babies in baskets with a lot of props), then I’m probably not the best fit to photograph your family. I love concentrating on the in between. If a more posed session is what you’re looking for, I will happily recommend some photographers who excel at that. If you think the lifestyle, natural feel is for you, then let’s get it booked!
My newborn session fee is $700. This fee includes the time spent photographing your family, the processing of the images as well as all the best digital files. Product and prints also available a la carte.
I love to tell the entire story from bump to birth to baby and through the first year of your sweetie’s life. If you’re interested in documenting all of those moments, I have special packages available for you.