I am not just a Mom with a fancy camera, I am an artist with a unique ability to see the world in a different way. I’ve been surrounded by the basic principles of art for my entire life, which led me to my bachelors degree in art in 2012. When I don’t have a camera, I make pictures with my eyes as I see color, balance, shapes, composition, and light in the world around me. Just as a painter would put their emotions and past experiences in their paintings, each photograph I take has my own emotions and experiences in them. When I take your picture, it’s because I see patterns, light, balance, and composition… I see pain, heartache, love, and worry. I can feel your energy and your vibe, and I work with you in your birth space. When you hire me, you are hiring an artist.
Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all! We all like it! But I’m sad to announce that it doesn’t grow on trees, so we have to pick and choose where to spend it. As your due date approaches your wallet is getting empty and the printing on your credit card is getting so worn out it’s no longer legible. I hear ya! Trust me, I do! I have a little one and I know how much it costs to assemble your birth team. I also know how expenses can pile up quickly and unexpectedly.
Here’s the thing though… at the end of the day, it’s just you, your partner, your bundle of joy, and your photos. And if you ain’t got the photos, then you better have a good memory!
Alright… you and I both know the only reason you clicked on this page was to look at how much I charged! So I’ll give it to you straight.
Birth families spend anywhere from $1400 to $2900.
Parenthood Documentary families spend anywhere from $800 to $2200.
…Now look at a placenta photo for fun
Let’s be real. If you want something of really good quality, it’s not going to be cheap. However, it’s going to be worth it.
Professional photography or videography is an investment. It is not something you should take lightly, especially for birth. Majority of you reading this right now probably spent a a couple of grand on your wedding photographer – and here is the comparison… birth is a 1 time event that literally can not be redone. You can’t push your baby back up your vagina like you can pretend to walk down the aisle again. And even more importantly, you can’t pick and choose the time you go into labor…unless, of course, you are scheduling a c-section. The date and time of your big event is unknown, and you won’t know it until it’s time for me to pack up and head your way.
Because I know hiring any professional photographer can be a financial sacrifice, I do my best to work with families who see the value in what I have to offer but can’t afford to pay it all at once. Please Contact Me to hear more about my no-interest payment plans or read more about my new gift registry option by clicking the button below.
Birth Photography & Birth Videography
$500 non-refundable deposit is required to save your estimated due date. The $500 deposit is only a session fee only and does not include any digital files or print products. I have different collections to select from on how you want to preserve your birth story, whether its just photos/digital files, a cinematic video, or printing in an album. I take anywhere from 4-5 births a month and most of the time I book out pretty quick. If you’re interested in hiring me to document your birth, please reach out to me as soon as possible to make sure I’m available. Families can spend anywhere from $1400 to $2900 on their birth story.
Parenthood (Family, Maternity & Newborn)
Since I specialize in documentary photography, the length of time your sessions last can vary. Since documentary sessions aren’t like normal posed family portraits, I charge by the hour – with a bit of a cheaper rate the more hours I’m there for. There’s a common theme I’ve noticed with documentary sessions… the longer I’m with you, the more awesome your photos are! The minimum amount of time is 2 hours and the maximum amount of time is 16 hours. Families typically spend anywhere from $700 to $2200.
What is Birth Photography?
Somewhere, you’ve seen a picture floating around of a new Mom giving birth to her brand new baby. Her face says it all! She’s happy, she’s scared, she’s in pain, and she just pushed a 10 pound bowling ball out of her vagina! In all seriousness though, that moment in your life is one of the most incredible moments you will ever experience.
That is Birth Photography… a photographic documentation of the birth of your child and the support you received from the people around you. It is a series of images that tell your unique birth story.
What should I wear?
Since I am a documentary photographer, I don’t like to direct in any way or change anything about the environment. However, I have been asked this question enough times that I should probably list it here in the FAQ! If you know hands down you want to share your beautiful images with the world, I highly suggest wearing a bra of some type, or even a long dress/skirt if you are modest. For the Dads… pay attention to what shirt you’re wearing that day. Large print, logos, or the shirts with phrases/puns on them may not be what you want in your photos. I always say, if you want to play it safe, just go with solids!
Do you use flash?
I am a photojournalist at heart. That being said, I will not use flash unless it is absolutely necessary. I want to show your story in my photos… if you wanted the room to be dark while you were laboring, then my photos will reflect that. If I find that I can’t do my job due to the lack of light, I will try to speak to others about turning on a light in a nearby room to spill some light into your birth area. If there just isn’t another way, I will resort to using flash. If I need to use flash though, don’t be alarmed! I will point it towards the ceiling or wall and you will not even notice it!
When do you arrive?
I prefer to arrive at your birth location when you are in active labor… and because active labor looks different for everyone, the time that I come to you varies greatly. I don’t really like to go by a specific number of dilation, but would rather go by how you feel and what your focus is like during each contraction. All of this is discussed when we meet in person or at your birth team meeting.
Do you share every birth on social media?
I absolutely love it when clients allow me to share some of their amazing birth images on my Facebook and Instagram! Being an artist, anytime I create great work I want to show it off! Sharing your images also allows other potential clients to see my work and judge whether or not I am good for their team. That being said, I 100% respect each and every family’s desire to keep certain images private. This is something that is always discussed when we meet and I always triple check with my clients after they receive their images! I won’t share anything until I have a “Yes, you can share those images” from you.
What if my birth is really long?
My fees are flat fees no matter what length of time I am there with you! Whether you labor for 4 hours or 40 hours, I’m there with you the entire time.
What cities do you cover? Is there a travel fee?
I am currently serving most of Dallas and Fort Worth area in Texas, although I am willing to travel further for a fee. If you are outside of DFW, a travel fee will incur. The amount will vary depending on your location.
What makes your family/maternity/newborn sessions different?
There is no posing, no awkward chin tilts, and definitely no looking at Pinterest for ideas! I specialize in documentary photography (photojournalism) only and don’t try to dip into other styles that I’m not good at. The photos you receive after your session are real moments that happened in front of me, not made up or fake.