• Birth & Postpartum Doula
    Birth & Postpartum Doula since 1997, providing compassionate and loving care to families no matter where you choose to give birth. Also offering professional birth photography. Located in Lynnwood, WA. Serving Snohomish County, the Eastside, Seattle, and surrounding Metro cities.

Birth Photography

What an honor it is to be invited to be present at, and to photograph the birth of your precious baby (or babies)! First and foremost, I want to thank you for considering me for this great honor. Thank you for inviting me into your private world, to capture and tell the story of the most amazing, and important event in your baby’s life: birth.

Before the birth of your child, let’s set up a time to meet for a cup of tea (or whatever wonderful craving you may be having at the time), and get to know each other a bit. Because birth is the most intimate experience that I am ever invited to be a part of, I feel it is important that we connect before the day arrives. We will chat about my background, and you are welcome to get to know me as much or as little as you would like. Likewise, you are welcome to share whatever you wish with me, to help me get to know you (and your family, and support team). We will also discuss what you have in mind for your birth photographs.

I like to be as much a part of the background as possible, to not be intrusive. A fly on the wall, if you will. While I want to capture as many moments as possible, I do not wish to be what you remember from your birth experience! As a professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience, and having been a birth doula for over 18 years now, I have learned a lot along the way so that I can accomplish this.

My approach to birth photography is one of a photojournalist. I am there to tell the story for you. I do tend to present most images in black and white, as I think it truly shows the beauty of birth the best. However, I do have some moments that I have captured that are just so beautiful in color, that you will see that from time to time as well. I will arrive when you feel you are in active labor, and will capture moments, big and small, and share in the joy that is the birth of your child (or children), and then stay for an hour or two after the birth, documenting those wonderful, and precious firsts, like the first feeding, being weighed and measured, meeting grandparents and siblings… All of those wonderful, sweet moments. After the birth, we will meet one more time, so that I can present you with your images, and get another peek at your new wonder.

Below is basic pricing information on birth photography. Please contact me to set up a time to meet, to see if we are indeed a good fit. Take care.

Full Birth Photography Package: $1600

Includes the following:

  • Pregnancy portrait session (usually around 36 to 37 weeks along)
  • Newborn portrait session (within the first 10 days)
  • on-call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby (but do not worry, if your baby arrives early, I will do everything to be there!)
  • all birth images on a disk
  • your choice of a 12×12 storyboard or a set of 25 custom press printed birth announcements
  • optional digital slideshow

Simple Birth Photography Package: $900

  • on-call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby (but do not worry, if your baby arrives early, I will do everything to be there!)
  • all images on a disk

I offer a full line of beautiful products that you are welcome to consider, along with finished prints, canvases, storyboards (beautifully mounted collages), and custom designed coffee table books to showcase your birth photographs.

Birth Doula Clients Special: $300 off either option above.

This is for my own birth clients that I am attending the birth of. If you would like to have me photograph your baby’s birth and are using another doula, I do offer a special for you as well, just send an email to ask!

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