Birthing + Newborn

I offer birthing sessions for both hospital and in-home deliveries. Some hospitals have strict rules so make sure you know what they will allow. (I have information for some of the local hospital policies)

The number of images per birth usually depends on the amount of time I am there.
What I look for:

  •  Waiting time (family members keeping busy)
  •  Contractions (I make sure to capture the most flattering of faces! Lol) 
  •  Loved ones comforting mom during contractions 
  •  Baby items waiting for baby 
  •  During birth (shot from above moms head so we don't get any National Geographic images!) 
  •  Emotion, emotion, emotion!!! First tears, first smiles and relief. 
  •  Weighing baby, measuring. 
  •  First family photos
  •  (Optional) mom feeding for the first time
  •  Cuddles!

Each situation is unique. The best starting point is to work out how much of the journey you want me to capture! It’s more than just arriving in time to photograph the baby being born – capturing the support during labour shows the strength and bond you have with your partner as you take the journey together.
 
Some women have fast labours and timing will always be discussed beforehand. First time births can always be a little harder to predict but regardless of this being your first or fifth child, I strongly recommend communicating to me as soon as things start to happen (early labour). From there, updates as contractions get closer together until it looks like you’re moving into active labour (the time you would call your midwife or birth attendant in).
 
If at any time you are unsure about your labour, I am always happy to pop in and visit you (day or night) to capture a few images and check in. This is not an inconvenience to me and I fully understand that things can start and stop. Experience tells me it’s better to go in than it is to wait until what could be too late!
 
I will stay up to 2 hours afterwards to get as many photographs of the first cuddles as possible.

If you are having a planned Caesarean birth, you will want to ask your doctor beforehand if they will allow a photographer in the operating room with you along with any other support persons you have. Many doctors do allow this!
 
If your caesarean is unplanned, you may still ask, but it may be unlikely a photographer can go in with you. However, there are still plenty of beautiful moments to capture after the birth as the baby is taken to the nursery with Dad in tow! I am more than happy to stay at the hospital to document those first few moments in the postpartum room, or I can come back later to photograph those sweet bonding times with your newborn.

I do have a website where I love to display my work for moms who are deciding whether to capture this moment or not! However, Your images will only appear online with your permission! You will need to sign a waiver in order for your images to be used on the web.

I always appreciate a quick text message (day or night) if you think labour may have started, understandably this isn’t always possible & in the event of a false alarm don’t stress, it’s all part of the journey!
 
During labour I ask that you allow at least one light on… even if it is the ensuite light or a lamp. I don't like to use flash during labour as it can be distracting for you, however, sometimes it is necessary. Please mention if you specifically DO NOT want flash. (It is bounced off the ceiling so never directly on you). One thing that’s important to understand is that your images can look very grainy and soft when shot in low light, whilst images shot with flash are generally clear and sharp.
 
Also, please consider using neutral / lighter colored towels as they come up lovely in photos and don’t produce a “glare” bouncing light that white toweling does, it'll make a big difference to your Birth Sessions.


I work with most budgets and offer payment plans as well!

 

 

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BIRTHING SESSION PACKAGES

BIRTH | SIGNATURE BIRTH SESSION…699

20 PAGE 8X8 STORYBOOK ALBUM

WEB DIGITALS FOR KEEPSAKE AND SHARING

20% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 $150 OFF YOUR GROW-WITH-ME PACKAGE

 

BIRTH | WHOA BABY BIRTH SESSION…449

WEB DIGITALS FOR KEEPSAKE AND SHARING

5 8X10 OR SMALLER PRINTS

15% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

BIRTH | SIMPLY BABY BIRTH SESSION…525

DIGITALS FOR PRINTING, KEEPSAKE AND SHARING

25% OFF A-LA-CARTE

$150 OFF YOUR GROW-WITH-ME PACKAGE

  

“BRAND NEW” BABY PACKAGES

MANY THINGS CAN GET IN THE WAY OF CAPTURING A LIVE BIRTH. EACH “FIRST 48” SESSION LASTS ONE HOUR (AT THE PLACE OF BIRTH IF POSSIBLE) DOCUMENTING LIFE WITH A NEW LITTLE ONE. EACH SESSION INCLUDES A FAMILY PHOTO, CUDDLES WITH SIBLINGS AND (OPTIONAL) NURSING PHOTOS WITH MOM.

 

FIRST 48 | ALBUM PACKAGE…475

20 PAGE 8X8 STORYBOOK ALBUM

WEB DIGITALS FOR KEEPSAKE AND SHARING

15% OFF A-LA-CARTE

$150 OFF YOUR GROW-WITH-ME PACKAGE

 

FIRST 48 | BASIC PACKAGE…249

5 8X10 OR SMALLER PRINTS

5 DIGITAL IMAGES (SAME IMAGES AS PRINTS)

WEB DIGITALS FOR KEEPSAKE AND SHARING

15% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

 

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GROW-WITH-ME PLANS

BELLY TO TODDLER…1100

MATERNITY, NEWBORN, THREE, SIX, NINE & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

25 CUSTOM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

20 PAGE MINI 5X7 STORYBOOK FROM EACH SESSION

20% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

BABY TO TODDLER…950

NEWBORN, THREE, SIX, NINE & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

$500 PRINT CREDIT

25 CUSTOM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

25 CUSTOM BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

20 PAGE 8X8 STORYBOOK

15% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

WATCH ME GROW…790

NEWBORN, THREE, SIX, NINE & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

$350 PRINT CREDIT

25 CUSTOM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

OR

25 CUSTOM BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

10% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

THREE IS THE NEWBIE…650

STARTS AT THREE MONTH SESSION

THREE, SIX, NINE & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

$300 PRINT CREDIT

25 CUSTOM BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

10% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

JUST RIGHT…650

NEWBORN, FOUR MONTH, EIGHT MONTH & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

$300 PRINT CREDIT

25 CUSTOM BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

10% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

OPTION FIVE…PAY PER SESSION

Pay Per Session means you would do just that. Pay the $75/session fee per session.

 

TWINS & MULTIPLES…1100

What a blessing you’ve been given…multiplied! We love photographing twins and multiples! They certainly present creative challenges when it comes to doing a newborn session with them. But, we view these challenges instead as unique opportunities to showcase them together.

Our Twins & Multiples photography package is structured differently than any of our other newborn sessions. They are always 4 hours long, due to the time it takes to get multiple babies to cooperate at the same time, and because many times multiples don’t sleep as soundly as a typical full term baby that hasn’t spent time in the NICU. This is why we’ve created a special newborn session that is tailored to their specific needs, which allows us to get the very best of them.

NEWBORN, FOUR, EIGHT & TWELVE MONTH SESSIONS

$300 PRINT CREDIT

25 CUSTOM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

25 CUSTOM BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS

20 PAGE 8X8 STORYBOOK

20% OFF A-LA-CARTE

 

 ***No refunds issued on prepaid packages. All sales final.