Giving birth is such an intimate and personal moment in a persons life, and allowing another person to be there that might be outside of your usual support circle is a big decision. So, if you are on my page considering me to photograph your birth I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve read somewhere once that most women go into birth with their eyes closed, which not only is true but is also why having your birth documented can be one of the most beautiful things. It allows you to look back with open eyes and with pride on who you are and what you’ve accomplished.
With any birth I am “on call” 2 weeks prior to your due date until your baby is born, I will stay up to an hour and a half after your baby is born to capture those sweet first moments of your new family. Birth packages start at $1,000.
Reach out and tell me about yourself and your pregnancy, when is your due date, what is your hope for your birth, and what is most important to you about having your birth captured.
This is an opportunity for us to talk a little bit more, for you to ask me any questions you might have as well as just a good chance for us to meet!
I’ll send a contract, we can get things finalized and we wait for your baby to be born! I’ll be on call 2 weeks before your baby is born up until their birth.
Generally, I tend to try and be on the safe side and want to head your way when you begin active labor. 4-5 cm is a good indicator, and as soon as I hear that I will head your way!
Every birth deserves to be documented - because every birth is empowering and beautiful. I will still document your birth no matter how it happens. We can cover this more on your consultation call if you’d like!
I will do my very best to make sure that I make it to your birth - however things do happen that we don’t always have control of, ie: super short labors, sickness, etc. Being prepared for these situations is so important to me - I have a couple back-up photographers on hand that I trust and would call in the event that I am unavailable for any reason.
However, if the birth happens so fast that I am unable to arrive in time or came just afterwards, we can talk about extending the birth fee’s over into a newborn or family session as well. When you reach out about your due date, I will disclose any personal or work events I may already have planned and we can discuss moving forward!
Other sessions with the exception of weddings get rescheduled and compensated if I get called to a birth.
I live in Hudsonville so I am right in the middle of West Michigan. I will serve anywhere from Grand Rapids to Holland - if you are outside of this area and still want to talk, let me know!
Absolutely. It is so important to have your wishes honored after your baby is born and we can definitely allow for some time for you to be alone and bond after your birth if that is something you desire. Just mention it to me in our consultation!
Every person’s birth is so so different, and some are longer than others which is one of the reasons that birth photography is an investment - BUT I will be there with you every step of the way. If you call me when you are in active labor, I will stay until after your baby is born no matter how long that is.