You wouldn't dream of having your groom take your wedding photos so why would you have him taking the photos the day his baby is born???
You want to see his reaction when he holds his baby for the first time. You will need him to focus on you during labor, not focusing on taking photos. You need him to hold YOU, not the camera.
Jennifer has been documenting birth in the CSRA since 2011. Choose a birth photographer with experience who knows what moments to watch for. You want someone to be your eyes for the things you will miss from your hospital bed -- your spouse snoozing while you rest, your parents pacing in the waiting room, and the tears from family when your husband delivers the big news!! I have experience with hospital and home birth, even home birth with a hospital transfer. I have photographed in all the major hospitals in the area. I have documented twins, triplets, and multiple c-sections. I have also photographed NICU sessions for my clients. That experience is important.
Your baby's birth will become one of the most important days of your life. I'd be honored to document it for you.
Step One - Getting Started
We'll meet for a tea and I'll answer all your questions. Bring your spouse with you! I want us all to have met before the big day and he might have more questions than you! You'll see the printed products that are included with your session. A $500 non-refundable, hold-the-date fee adds your due date to my calendar and is applied to the Collection you choose. A complimentary Baby Registry is available for family & friends to purchase gift certificates toward your session, if you choose.
Step Two - Baby Time
We'll keep up with each other throughout your pregnancy and I'll be on-call for two weeks surrounding your due date, day and night. You will keep me updated as labor begins and I'll join you at the hospital (or your home for a home birth) during active labor (approx. 6-7cm dilated) and stay with you through 2 hours after the baby arrives so I can photographs all those important firsts. You do not need to worry about how long your labor lasts, you are not charged more for a long labor.
Step Three - After Your Session
If you chose to have a Sneak Peek, I'll post some images for you to share with your friends shortly after your baby arrives. Over the next 2 weeks, I'll edit your session and then we will meet to see your gallery. Every client receives a custom designed, professional, photo album with their Collection so you'll choose the images for your album, prints, and wall art when you see your gallery. Your completed products will be delivered to you 4-6 weeks after the final approval. Click the PRODUCTS tab to see beautiful products offered to clients.
SIMPLY BIRTH - $2100
20-page album printed with 50 images from your BIRTH gallery
Five edited digital images
Two matted 5x7 prints
CLASSIC BIRTH - $3200
30-page album printed with 80 images from your BIRTH gallery
100 edited digital images from the BIRTH (the 80 in your album, plus 20 of your choice)
Four matted 5x7 prints 15% off additional products purchased from the BIRTH gallery
Session fee waived for one Add-On session listed below, if desired
SIGNATURE BIRTH - $4500
40-page album printed with 100+ images from your BIRTH gallery
*ALL* the final edited digital images
Four matted 8x12 prints
Six loose 5x7 prints- perfect to give to grandparents!
5x7 acrylic block desk print
Highlights slideshow from BIRTH session set to music
20% off additional products purchased from the BIRTH gallery
Session fee waived for *ALL* Add-On sessions you choose throughout your pregnancy and baby's first year, if desired
20% off products purchased from the Add-On sessions
There's no need to hire multiple photographers to cover the milestones of your pregnancy. Keep the same real life documentary look in all your photos.
Add-On sessions are 45-75min. and photographed in a lifestyle or documentary style. The normal session fee of $250 is waived as part of the CLASSIC or SIGNATURE BIRTH Collections. Prints, album, and wall art from each Add-On session are purchased separately.
Maternity (completing your baby registry, prepping the nursery, date night, lots of ideas!)
Sonogram coverage (when you find out if it's a boy or girl!)
FIRST48 Newborn session
First year milestones at home - newborn, 3, 6, or 12 months
You'll have a Purchasing session 4-weeks later to see your images and purchase prints and products. Clients typically invest $750-$3500+ on prints and products from sessions.