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So, you have just seen the pricing information for birth services and might have some sticker shock. It can be surprise to find having a professional document your birth can be such a financial investment. After all, there are many important investments that need to be made when having a baby. You certainly do not need a birth photographer to have a sweet healthy baby, but it is a very valuable service. Please remember from the guide that I do offer payment plans, you can pay with any credit card type, and you can even set up a registry for friends and family to donate towards your package as a baby gift.
Birth photography and videography are very different then most of your family photographic services. Many have compared it to wedding photography, but it’s really in a league of its own. If you had a wedding photographer, think back to hiring them and their packages. They have different prices based on the length of time you need them, the products you will get, and services you will receive. Now imagine telling your wedding photographer that you are not sure when your wedding is happening, how long your wedding will be (could be 6 hours or 96 hours), they would have to drop everything to come to your wedding when you call, skip the margarita on dinner dates while on call for you, and maybe even miss family events and holidays. It’s a lot of pressure and it’s a lot of sacrifice.
While birth photographers vary greatly in their services, personality and pricing, we all have one thing in common. We are passionate about birth. There is hardly anything more incredible than witnessing new life being welcomed into the world. I love giving you the ability to look back on the biggest day(s) of your life. I love helping you remember your partners reaction, how tiny your baby was in your arms, and all the details that make up your birth story. I am willing to roll out of bed at 2am only on a few hours of sleep to do this.
But I am not just going to bring you my passion. While that gives me motivation to see past the downsides of life on call, I’m also going to bring my eight years of photography experience to your birth. Birth photography is a challenge in its own. There are fast moments to document and generally very challenging lighting situations that require creativity and extensive camera knowledge. I am also bringing you my knowledge of birth. I received my doula training in 2013 through DONA International and have read many books, research, and articles about the physiological and psychological aspects of birth. Knowing where to stand, where I can and cannot be, and how to respect your birth space is just as important to me as knowing my gear.
Everyone is born. It is a journey we each share with every human on earth. Our birth story is as unique as our fingerprint, and it only happens once. Life is about moments. I truly believe investing in high quality imagery to remember your most important life events, will be one of the best investments you will be glad you made 20 years from now. Even a year from now.
You can save $200 on your total package by choosing to download your images and/or video services instead of receiving the USB drive and DVD option built into the packages.