Many things are born on your child's birth day.
Not just any story;
but your story;
your child's story.
As I myself am a mama, I long to support, affirm and celebrate the birth of your baby.
As an artist and photographer: I long to document these fleeting but powerful moments for you; so that in years from now, when you need to remember how things unfolded, when you walk through the threshold of growing up and growing old, when you need to touch a time that is no longer tangible, your story, her story, your child's story, will be there. In my work, I look to capture at once, not only the art of birthing, but to document the unfolding story before me. As an artist, among my accolades my photography work was named one of a 100 photographers to watch in 2015 by Clickin'Moms. I also take pride in my art. I love the photography world and am proud to also be among wonderful and talented peers as an In Beauty and Chaos Pro as well as Clickin'Mom Pro.
Being a doula deeply influences my work as well. I believe in the powerful, transformative nature of birth. It is an intuitive and intense experience. Mamas-to-be often dive deep into the interior of their being during labor, needing the emotional and physical support of their birth team. I consider it an honor to not only celebrate the power of birth, but the wonderfully strong nature of our bodies. As a mother of three, I know how important it is to be supported during your labor, and as an artist, and as your photographer, I look to be a quiet, source of feminine strength.
Once a birth session has been booked, I clear out my calendar before the baby's arrival so that I am available to be with you at your birth from active labor on. I will be on call, 24/7 from 37 weeks up until your sweet baby is born. Once I arrive, I stay long after your baby is born, supporting and documenting through birth, breath, and first family snuggles. I am currently booking Winter 2016 and Spring and Summer 2017. Due to the 'on call' nature of this type of session, an extremely limited number of spots are available monthly. There is no re-wind or re-scheduling when it comes to birthing, I clear my schedule to make sure I am there for you.
Birth sessions prices begin at $1700.00 with $700– as a deposit and the remainder due at 36 weeks. Payment plans are available as follows: $700 deposit; $500 due by 37 weeks (on-call availability from 37 weeks forward); with the remaining $500 due when images are ready 6 weeks postpartum (the high resolution edited images from our shoot will be available via digital download via Pixieset, with print release). My fee as your doula + photographer is $2000. I often wrap up Maternity (which I LOVE) and Newborn (which I also LOVE) sessions into our contract because I LOVE to tell a whole story –with a beginning and end! The price for all three is $2600– (payment plans also available!) Maternity and Newborn sessions are available as separate packages if you are not interested in having your birth documented. Please see pricing for family sessions here or email me on how to make it a part of your package. Please email me for details.
REFERRAL PROGRAM: My business relies heavily on word of mouth. Tell your friends and family about me! If they book a session, you’ll get either a 8x10 print from your gallery or 30% off your next portrait session.