Birthing stories are so special & some of the most intimate sessions I offer. These are shot in documentary style, which is so very different from traditional posed sessions. Shooting journalistically allows such a great level of comfort and ease for everyone around. I know it can be intimidating to think about having a camera in your face during the most important and intimate event of your life, but I do everything I can to make you forget I am even there. Everyone has a different birth plan so these sessions are customized to fit each mom-to-be. I will work closely with you & your family to stay up to date on your progress making sure I am close by & available to be on call for your delivery. The shoot time for these sessions are just as different as the actual birth story from mom to mom. Sometimes I am at a birth for hours and other times I may be there for a couple. I always stay at the hospital for one hour after the baby is delivered to capture skin to skin contact, the first feeding, first contact with other family members, & all the other important "firsts". I would love to hear more about your unique birthing plan & answers any questions you may have about these magical sessions, so hit the contact page and shoot me a message with details of your birth story & we can devise a customized plan & price for you!
These sessions are my absolutely my favorite sessions to photograph. Different from birthing stories these sessions are scheduled within the first 48 hours of life for your precious baby boy or girl. If you are having a hospital birth, I will come to the hospital the day after you give birth to document you guys as a family absorbing your precious new addition. These sessions are very relaxed & organic. I strive to create a stress-free environment with capturing real smiles and emotions. If you prefer a small amount of prompting or posing, these are the sessions where I will incorporate a small portion of that in order to get beautiful compositions & shared moments. I take my time with these, so if nurses need to come in and check the baby, or run vitals I also document those real life occurrences. If you are having an at home birth, I will come 48 hours post delivery and document you guys within the walls of your own home. I'll capture all those small, yet beautiful moments that are wrapped up in having a new baby. Whether you are having a hospital birth, or at home birth, any family members you desire to have while I shoot, are welcome. Some people choose just to have their immediate family, some people like to have grandparents there as well. There are no right or wrong ways to do a fresh 48, they are completely unique to each client I work with.
With fresh 48 sessions I ask to be notified when you go into labor & again once the baby has been delivered. This helps me prepare and also helps me best determine when the best time to come is. I always want to give my clients enough time following the birth to share intimate moments together with no interruptions. Once I receive these details I will confirm a time with you to schedule the session. The sessions themselves usually last 1-2 hours depending on guests, nurse checks, etc. I would love to talk with you about planning a fresh 48 so please hit the contact button and let's start sharing and planning!