Birth & Fresh 48
The arrival of a new baby is a life-changing event. It's a deeply personal journey for every expectant mother. I've been honored to attend, quietly, the births of my clients for nearly a decade. I form a personal relationship with them, getting to know their growing family as their due date approaches. Expectations are clearly discussed so that the mother's wishes remain paramount. Special consideration and care is taken for client privacy during birth sessions. All photos are strictly confidential without your explicit written permission.
Due to the unpredictable nature of labor and delivery, I remain on-call for clients beginning with week 36 of pregnancy. If you are having a scheduled delivery, I still remain on-call in case of an early arrival. I typically arrive at the hospital when mom is in active labor (5 cm and contracting regularly). I stay for the duration of labor and delivery, and for up to 2 hours afterwards to capture those precious first hours.
If you are on the fence about birth photography due to it's private/sensitive nature, I urge you to contact me about it. I'm a mother myself - I get it! I will never take photos you request I not take. I'm skilled in using flattering angles and lighting techniques that hide or show only what you want shown. And remember, you can always keep your birth experience photos to yourself. You just can't go back and recapture it afterwards. Contact me and let me tell you more about having me photograph your birth. Pricing for Birth Photography is different from portrait session pricing.
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A Fresh 48 Session takes place in the hospital (or birthing center, or at home) in the first day or two after birth. Generally, the sessions take place when family and friends arrive to meet your new baby for the first time. This is an excellent option for clients who don't want their birth photographed, but still want photos in the hospital. This is also a wonderful addition to Birth Photography for when babies come in the middle of the night. This way, everyone has a chance to freshen up and be ready for pictures, say, later in the afternoon. Fresh 48 Sessions are scheduled for mid-day, when guests would typically be arriving at the hospital.