Birth is one of the most powerful and magical day's of your life. It is such a whirlwind that is very joyful and sometimes intense. Many parents feel like they only have a few important memories of that day once its over, and so many special, intimate details are forgotten.. Because it is such an intimate moment in your life, some people feel like having a birth photographer would be a distraction, or an invasion of that private event. I capture your birth story quietly and out of the way. As a trained doula, I understand the process of birth and that gives me the strengths to capture your day unlike any other photographer. I serve the Twin Ports, Duluth Minnesota, Superior Wisconsin and surrounding areas including Hayward, Ashland, and Washburn WI. Spooner. I can attend birth's at further distances in special circumstances.
When do you arrive?
I like to arrive when my clients are in active labor. If your care provider is doing cervical checks - I like to be with you from 5-6 centimeters until 1-2 hours after delivery. If you are not being checked for dilation, I will arrive when you have an active pattern of contractions for at least an hour or so that you can't talk or walk through (Usually around 5 minutes apart.) If you have a history of short births I will adjust our arrival time accordingly.
I will be in communication with you before labor begins, and during your labor to ensure that I come at the right time.
How long do you typically stay?
I like to stay until 1-2 hours after delivery. If you are interested in adding addition time to your package to photograph siblings or family meeting baby, we can add that on.
What happens if you miss the birth? In the event that you have a fast labor, and I am unable to make it in time, I will stay as long as necessary to make sure you receive the same amount of images as you would have gotten to tell your beautiful unique story of a fast birth.
Do you share all births on social media?
The short answer, no. I absolutely LOVE sharing birth photos to empower women and normalize birth, but I would never share any images without your permission because I will always respect your privacy.
Can we meet in person?
Absolutely!! I would love to meet everyone before their birth, or even before booking. I think its very important to get to know who will be there for your delivery. Let's grab a coffee and chat! Its on me :)
What is your pricing? Birth photography is an investment worth making. Our current birth photography package is $950 until the end of 2019. You have your entire pregnancy until 35 weeks to make payments. (I highly recommend booking early in pregnancy.) You will receive 150-200 edited images of your birth story. You will also receive a birth story slideshow documenting your special day.