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Birth Photography {What to Expect}

Denver Birth photographer

 

Birth Photography 

What to Expect 

and 

Pricing 

 You're Gorgeous and Glowing! The birth of a child is one of the most significant and beautiful events in life. It is no surprise that more and more families are turning to professionals to help them document it. The birth of a child is a journey, the process of becoming a mother and a father will change you forever and it’s worth documenting! 9 times out of 10 families invest in a photographer to document their wedding, because it is typically considered the best day of their life.  Isn't it true that the birth of your baby is also one of the best days of your life? Hiring a professional photographer to be there to capture your story should be no question. In the last 18 months I have photographed over 30 births and every birth story is different and beautiful in its own way. I promise, you won't regret having me capture the details of this beautiful day. 

What to expect with your Birth Story documented

In Person Consultation

When booking a birth session you can expect to receive a pre-consultation so we can get to know each other. When hiring me as your birth photographer you are inviting me to document a very intimate moment. I want to make sure I am the perfect addition to your birth team. If time permits we will also meet again when you are about 36 weeks to discuss your birth plans and hopes for your photos in more detail.

No limit on time

With your birth story you will receive unlimited labor and delivery coverage. Worried about having a long labor/deliver? Don't worry I am all yours. No extra fees if your labor runs long. I will arrive at your birthing location when you are about 6cm. From there I will capture the labor and delivery of your sweet baby. I will also stay about 2 hours post delivery to capture all of the first precious moments.

100-150+ Hand Edited Images

During your birth story I will capture all of the details that make up your story. The labor, the contractions, the delivery itself, your reaction, your husbands reaction, the first cry, the list goes on. These are all precious moments that will soon be a blur and you won't want to forget them. After your birth, while you are at home enjoying your sweet baby, I am spending time perfecting your images with hand edits. Typically final edits results in 100-150 or more beautiful images available for download.

Same day or Next Day sneak peeks

I know you're excited to see your images and I can't wait to show you! I guarantee a sneak peek (or two) within the first 24 hours or so after your session. I know your birth is a private moment, and because of that I typically send your sneak peeks via text message, unless you give me approval to share on social media. Feel free to share these images with friends and family, I know they will love them!

3-5 Minute Fusion Film

With all of my birth stories I put your photographs and possibly a couple video clips into a beautiful short video set to music. There is no better way to view and remember your beautiful birth then with a 3-5 minute video displaying some of my favorite photos from your birth.

Personal Online Gallery

Once I have completed perfecting all of your images I will put them in a password protected online gallery. Within this gallery you will have the option to download all of your images (receiving full print release with your images). Although it is not required you will also have the option to purchase prints, canvas, albums etc straight from your gallery.

Investment Information

My birth story packages are $1000 and are all inclusive, meaning your session fee includes all your digital images (100-150 images) with print release. All birth stories require a $200 retainer that will be due at booking to reserve your due date on my schedule.  This retainer fee will go toward your total package price. The remaining balance of your session ($800 plus tax) will not be due until you are about 37 weeks pregnant. You can choose to pay in full or we can set up a payment plan leading up to your 37 week mark. Images and Short Video will typically be delivered within 2-3 weeks of your birth. 

For an additional $300 you have the option to have a leather album custom designed, printed and bounded to keepsake some of your favorite images from your birth.   If you have opted to purchase an album with your birth story (not included in standard package price) I will have your album designed and ready for approval within 3-4 weeks of your birth.