{BIRTH} Investment

"I have snap shots from my other births and only had my last one photographed by a professional.
I cherish all of my images from all of my births... but my last ones seriously take my breath away.
They are just different and I love that my husband is IN them and I can see HIM looking at me the way
he does when I'm birthing our babies... I can see the compassion and love in his face.  It makes me
fall in love with him all over again when I see those."    ~Natasha H. 

 

Birth photography is documentary photography.  It tells the story of the hours surrounding your baby’s arrival, one of the most important days of your life.  Birth photography is similar to a wedding in that it happens over many hours and it takes many images to tell the story.  It differs in that babies set their own schedule so we usually don't know the day or time you will need me.   I could be with you 6 hours or 16 hours depending on the length of your labor, and you might need me at 2am or 2pm, I will be ready!

Photos will be shot in the natural and ambient lighting available in the room.  All of your final edited photos will be delivered in black and white which softens the graphic nature of birth and the medical equipment in the room.  Since your baby's arrival will have many images telling the story, and it is important that you have a professional finished product highlighting your favorite images to enjoy for the rest of your life and to pass down when your baby has his/her own family.  And it is so meaningful to sit with your baby each year on his/her birthday and flip through a beautiful album and share the story again.

{BIRTH} sessions include:

  • An in-person consultation at a local coffee shop to get to know each other, answer your questions, and let you see sample albums and products. We'll sign a contract and add you to my calendar with a $500 non-refundable hold-the-date fee. I encourage for your partner to join us for this consultation since I'll be spending a very personal long day with you both.
  • I will be on-call for two weeks surrounding your due date to come to the hospital, day or night.

  • Photography coverage from active labor (approx. 6 - 7cm dilated) through up to two hours postpartum.  This could mean I'm with you 6 hours or 16 hours, but you are not charged more for a long labor.

  • A Sneak Peek gallery will be shared on the Augusta Birth Photography Facebook page for clients who request it.

  • Approximately 4 weeks after your baby arrives, your {BIRTH} gallery will be available online in a password-protected gallery.  If you have an "Add-On" session in your package, those images will be presented to you in person at a Proofing and Purchasing Session and you choose the products & images to purchase at that time. 

  • I offer a free Baby Registry so family and friends can purchase certificates toward ANY of your sessions as a gift.  I also give a large referral credit to current clients toward your session if you send friends to me who book their own {BIRTH} session.

  • Extended payment options are available.  Please inquire.

Simply {BIRTH} - $2195

  • 10 x 10-inch, 10-spread/20-page, custom designed professional quality coffee table album with your choice of a linen or leather cover, printed with 50 images from your gallery.  
     
  • FIVE gift prints, 8x10-in. and smaller, from your {BIRTH} session.  Clients often choose images of the actual delivery that they might not want printed in their album.
     

Classic {BIRTH} - $2950

  • 10 x 10-inch., 15-spread/30 page, custom designed professional quality coffee table album with your choice of a linen or leather cover, printed with 90 images from your gallery. 
     
  • TWENTY edited high resolution digital negatives on a flash drive with personal printing rights.  In addition, a watermarked social media sized file of the same images are included as well for online sharing.  (Many clients choose some of the more private images not printed in their album.)
     
  • TEN gift prints, 8x10-in. or smaller, from {BIRTH} session.  Clients often choose images of the actual delivery that they might not want printed in their album

  • $400 print credit toward prints, grandparent album, wall art, birth announcements, ornament, accordion albums, digital negatives, etc. from your {BIRTH} session.

  •  One *Add-On* session with a $400 print credit to use toward prints, albums, wall art, or digital files from that session.

Signature {BIRTH} - $4195

  • A 12 x 12-inch., 25-spread/50 page, custom designed professional quality coffee table album with your choice of a linen or leather cover, printed with as many images from your gallery as you would like.
     
  • ALL final, edited high resolution digital negatives on a flash drive with personal printing rights.  In addition, a watermarked, social media sized file of the same images for online sharing.
     
  • TWENTY gift prints, 8x10-in. or smaller, from your {BIRTH} session.  Clients often choose images of the actual delivery that they might not want printed in their album.

  • $600 print credit toward prints, grandparent album, wall art, birth announcements, ornament, accordion albums, or digital negatives from your {BIRTH} session.
     
  • TWO *Add-On* sessions.  *EACH* add-on session comes with a $400 print credit ($800 total) to use toward prints, albums, wall art, digital files, etc.

  • Highlights slideshow video set to music from your {BIRTH} on a flash drive.

 

Add-On Sessions
There is no need to hire multiple photographers to cover the milestones of your pregnancy and baby's first year!!  These Add-On sessions are 60 to 90-min. long, photographed in a candid, unposed, real life, & documentary style to highlight the love and relationships of your family.  No matching clothing or "say cheese" in these sessions!!  The typical $250 session fee is waived with the Classic and Signature Sessions Collections.  Use the print credit in each {BIRTH} collection to purchase the prints and products from your Add-On session.  We will have a Proofing & Purchasing session 3-4 weeks after where your gallery is revealed.  No online gallery viewing is available for Add-On sessions. 

Session date, times & location must be coordinated with me to ensure availability and must be within 25 miles of 30809.  On average, clients typically invest $750-$1500 on prints and products from their Add-On session before the print credit is deducted.

Add-On Session Ideas:

  • Pregnancy Announcement
  • Sonogram coverage
  • Gender Reveal Party
  • Baby Registry & Date Night with your spouse
  • In-Home or Around-Town Maternity Session
  • Weekend at Home with the family before baby
  • Prepping the nursery
  • Baby Shower
  • Customized {FIRST48} newborn session (As an Add-On, this {FIRST48} will be a one-hour session taken in your hospital room before you go home. Perfect for adding older siblings!)
  • In-Home newborn session 2-4 weeks after baby's arrival
  • Baptism
  • Grandparents session
  • Baby's First Year - session when baby turns 3, 6, or 9 month old
  • Baby's First Birthday
  • Let me know if you have another idea you would like documented!!


Please note:

  • A $500 non-refundable hold-the-date fee is due to hold your {BIRTH} due date on my calendar.
  • Add 8% Georgia sales tax to all sessions.
  • Baby Registry Cards can be provided to add in your baby shower invitations if you choose to use the Baby Registry.
  • Inquire about the referral credit for current clients and the extended payment options.