What is birth photography?
It may seem that it's just photographing giving birth but there's so much more! With my experience in my diverse set of lighting and composition, there's the importance of having the right great and understanding lighting. In most home and hospital births, lighting is always low, this is used in order to make a calm birthing place. In addition, my shutter is so quiet that there won't be loud clicking of the camera so there are no distractions. I do not use flash.
As your birth photographer, I arrive when you are in active labor (5-6 centimeters or when you call your midwife). I remain as long as you are in labor and up to 90 minutes postpartum or after the baby’s exam.
For at-home births, I service the following counties:
- Placer County
- El Dorado County
- Sacramento County
- Yuba County
- Sutter County
For hospital births, these are the locations where I can photograph based on my response time:
- California Birth Center in Rocklin
- Yuba County Adventist Health and Rideout
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center Birth Center
- Kaiser Roseville Women and Children’s Center
These are the only locations I know of that allows birth photographer, if your hospital isn't listed here and they accept it, please reach out.
Let's link up!
I would love to get to know you and your partner. My best work is always done when I meet you guys, building that trust and relationship. Plus you'll get the opportunity to ask as many questions to help you both feel even more comfortable. Not only is it great for you to see exactly who is going to show up when you are in labor but it also gives me the opportunity to get to know you guys better.
Schedules can be a bit crazy busy, I am available through online chat or over the phone.
Reserving Due Date
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure those dates.
But don’t worry – If you are one of the rare few who have their babies before 38 weeks, I’ll still come if I’m not at another birth. Your final balance isn't due until the baby comes.
It's Baby Day!
I arrive when you are in active labor (5-6 centimeters or when you call your midwife). If you are planning a natural unmedicated birth, I will see how far off into labor you are and assess my next moves. I may stay back depending on how it's going. Don't worry, I ask a lot of questions to the staff to ensure I am not going to miss anything.
If you are well into active labor, I work my way close to you to get the shots of everything happening. I won't interfere or be in anyone's way. I'm very limber and quick! Trust me though, you won’t even know I exist! If you are planning an epidural, well, I may not be able to hide very well! So, I’ll blend right in!
Regardless, I will be just as excited as you guys are to welcome your sweet baby.
In the rare case (it's never happened) I cannot get to your birth due to illness or emergency, I have qualified birth photographer on standby to photography your birth. I edit all images.
Keeping it Real
If you want something of really good quality, it’s won't to be cheap. However, it’s going to be worth it. Professional photography is an investment. It is not something you should take lightly, especially at birth. The majority of you reading this right now probably spent a couple of grand on your wedding photographer – and here is the comparison… birth is a 1-time event that literally cannot be redone.
Pricing & Packages
- Maternity Session (within 2 Hours from Sacramento County)
- Birth Session (on call from 38 weeks until baby's born. I don't take on any weddings/sessions during this time)
- Fresh 48 Session (in hospital) or Lifestyle Newborn at Home or Private Studio (within 2 hours from Sacramento County)
- 25+ Digital Images per Session
Travel Fee + Studio Fee not Included.
- Maternity Session(within 2 Hours from Sacramento County)
- Fresh 48 at Hospital or Lifestyle Newborn at Home or Private Studio (within 2 Hours from Sacramento County)
- 25+ Digial Images per Session
- Does Not include Birth
Travel Fee + Studio Fee not Included.
Retainers & Discounts
A 35% non-refundable retainer is required. In the event that I miss your birth, you are guaranteed to walk away with something: a maternity session or Fresh 48. The final balance isn't due until my services have been completed; after the baby is born.
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