All packages include 24/7 on-call time starting at 38 weeks along with coverage of your birth from the latter part of labor until approximately 2-3 hours after delivery. Each package also includes your high-res images for digital download and/or a DVD of your birth story video.
I know birth - it's unexpected ways, twist and turns, ups and downs, it's fear and courage and joy. I also know my camera, whether it's sunshine streaming through your bedroom window, dim candles are lit by the birthing pool, hospital spot lights, and everything in between. I love to tell your story in a way that's truest to every detail while professionally capturing one of the greatest days of your life.
All packages include my 24/7 on-call time two weeks before through two weeks after your estimated due date. Whether an early Monday morning or late Saturday evening, my phone will be on and ready for any baby activity!
I attend births in homes, hospitals, and birthing centers and I do photograph c-sections with your doctor's permission. It's always best to check with your care provider prior to hiring a photographer, just to be 100% sure.
My goal is to be as invisible and unnoticeable as possible. Depending on the birth location and circumstances, I like to come in and out of your room allowing you guys to have moments to yourselves as well as not feel watched. Slower births allow more time for me to grab images/video and then leave you guys alone while at fast moving births, I'm working diligently to capture everything going on.
My style and personal preference is to not use flash. Natural light from windows or available lights indoors are utilized first (depending on what mama is comfortable with, of course) but if the light is too low, I use a flash that is bounced off the ceiling - it's quite unobtrusive. All video is captured with only natural/available light.
I have a trained, professional back-up photographer who loves and sees birth in the same way I do, giving me the utmost confidence in leaving my clients in her hands in the case I cannot make a birth. Nothing changes with your product if back-up attends your birth instead of me - it's completely covered in the price of your package and all editing is still done by me. In the case that I am at another birth and am able to tag-team my back-up out to be at your birth when I'm finished, I always will make that effort! I do everything in my power to be at every birth story I take on.