"Price is what you pay.
Value is what you get."

—Warren Buffet

Investment & Collections

All Collections Include:

  • on-call time starting at 37 weeks
  • 2-hours of postpartum coverage
  • unlimited time spent at your birth
  • high-resolution digital images and/or film.
  • private online gallery
  • high-quality products

The Crowd-Pleaser: Photos + Film

On-Call 24/7 Beginning At 37 Weeks
Unlimited Birth Coverage
2-hours Postpartum Coverage
Minimum of 100 Downloadable Images
Photo Album & Keepsake Box
Birth Film

$3,650 + tax

The Motion Picture: Film Only

On-Call 24/7 Beginning At 37 Weeks
Unlimited Birth Coverage
2-hours Postpartum Coverage
Birth Film

$3,650 + tax

The Minimalist: Photos Only

On-Call 24/7 Beginning at 37 Weeks
Unlimited Birth Coverage
2-hour Postpartum Coverage
10 Digital Images

$3,650 + tax

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Preserving Your Story In A Revolutionary Way

This is not your ordinary photo album and keepsake box. Each album and box is conceived in Italy, featuring your uniquely designed photo album and birth film.

Your products are handcrafted from the finest materials and highlight superior, state-of-the-art printing.

It's my desire to provide you with a convenient, minimalistic, and uniquely combined heirloom that will be cherished by your family for well over 100 years.

Let's Be Real

There's so much more than money at stake here. These are your memories of a day you can NEVER REDO!

When you call, I'm there. Even at 2a.m. Hiring a professional means your partner is fully present and in the moment WITH YOU during labor and the bonding period after your baby is born. The gift of photography allows you to reminisce about one of the most accomplished and unforgettable days of your life.

The reward always outweighs the sacrifice.

Payment Plan

I want to ensure that all families that find value in preserving their birth story are able to do so. So, I've implemented a payment plan for those that may require this option. This entails a $500 non-refundable retainer at booking, with the remaining balance due before 37 weeks. The remaining balance can be broken up in increments depending on the collection chosen and the time frame in which you secure your due date.

Want To Pay In Full?

Receive 5% off when you pay in full at booking.

*This non-refundable option can not be combined with any other offer.

Are You A Military Family?

You're eligible to receive a 5% reduction in price. Please mention this prior to booking.

*This non-refundable option can not be combined with any other offer.

How This Works

1 - Once we establish my availability surrounding your due date, we can move forward with either a phone consultation, face-to-face meeting, or video chat. Some choose to forgo a meeting all together & would rather communicate via email or text, that's fine too! Either way, we'll discuss your ideal birth wishes, your preferences for birth images, & answer any remaining questions you may have.

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2 - Once you've chosen a birth collection, I'll email the booking information to you. This includes a proposal of services and contract. Be sure to read the contract thoroughly, sign, and submit it. The next page is where you'll pay your non-refundable retainer. That's it!

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3 - If you choose to make payments, we'll discuss dates and get you set up to receive your automated invoices. You'll also receive emails from me periodically leading up to the moment I go on-call for your birth. One of these emails will include a questionnaire that reiterates your birth photography/videography wishes and highlights important info for me to know about your birth plan.

Lastly, in the final weeks, plan to keep me updated after your appointments if there have been any changes to your previous birth plan by either you or your care provider.

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"When You Change The Way You View Birth, The Way You Birth Will Change."

—Marie F. Mongan

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Why should I hire a birth photographer?

A.Delegating "picture duty" to someone other than a professional photographer is like telling your wedding guests to take cellphone pictures on your wedding day. Nothing compares to the day you meet your baby for the first time. In that moment a family is born. Birth photography helps to preserve the beautiful memories of your unique and emotional birth story, including all of the details surrounding that day. It's true when they say that the instant your baby is placed on your chest, the mental memory of the day becomes a blur. The value of hiring an experienced professional will always be worth the investment.

When should I book you? Do I need to inform my provider?

A.Most clients book in their 2nd trimester. However, as soon as you believe that I am a good fit for you, I would recommend moving forward with booking. Only a limited number of spaces are available each month. If you're interested in starting a payment plan, sooner is always best.

*Please inform your provider that you're thinking about hiring a birth photographer prior to booking. While many providers are on board, if you are planning a hospital birth or c-section, there may be policies in place with restrictions that I must know about ahead of time and abide by. For example, some hospitals prohibit videography, which means that booking a film collection would not be ideal for you.

Do you offer payment plans?

A.There can be a lot of expenses for expectant parents, and while birth photography is considered a luxury to some and a must for others, your memories don't have to be out of reach. There are three collections available to choose from. While a deposit is required to hold your spot, we can map out a tailored monthly or bi-weekly payment plan that works best for your family, with final payment due before 37 weeks. If you have a unique situation, I will do my best to work with you - just contact me.

*Something to consider:
-Add birth photography to your gift registry.
-Ask loved ones for donations to help with the expense.

Will it be awkward having a photographer in the room?

A.A consultation is always available to see if we mesh well before the big day. I don't take being invited into your birth space lightly. I come with the best of intentions, positive energy, and silent prayers (if need them). I allow the staff to do their job and my job is to stay out of their way. I tend to be unobtrusive and don't speak unless I'm spoken to. This is how I choose to keep your birth space sacred. I'm a mama myself, so no matter what happens, you're in a judgement-free zone with me. You also, have the choice to ask me to step out at any time (I also have discernment to know when you may need a break).

When do you go on-call?

A.Beginning at 37 week is when I go on-call for your birth.

When Do You Arrive?

A.Communication is key! I recommend designating someone to keep me updated via text with your progress when labor has started. Once you're in active labor, which is around 6cm, I'm prepared to meet you at your birthing place. Active labor may look different from woman to woman, so I generally gauge this accordingly. If you are a bit farther away from me, I may make the drive sooner so that I don't miss your birth.

How long do you stay?

A.I'm with you until your baby makes his or her debut. How long I stay after the birth depends on the collection you choose. I'm usually there for 2 hours postpartum to capture those unforgettable first moments (skin to skin, measurements, footprints, sibling meetings, etc).

What if you miss the birth?

A.We want to avoid this, so remember communication is key! As soon as you feel like something is happening - you start having frequent contractions, or your water breaks!... CALL ME so that I can prepare to make it to you in time. If your symptoms warrant a call to your OB, midwife and/or doula, I'm next on the list.

If labor happens to go unexpectedly fast and I miss your birth, I will still come to capture whatever I can to fulfill my obligation to you and deliver (as close as possible) the number of images promised.

What if baby decides to come early or past my due date?

A.Baby's have their own agenda, they don't care about due dates. If you go into preterm labor, still CALL ME and I'll do my very best to get there asap. If you go past your estimated due date, I'm still on-call for you and will be waiting right along with you for baby's arrival.

Do you use flash?

A.I do, and here's why: Once hired I'm expected to produce usable images that you will love and cherish. In a dimly lit environment with no flash, there is the risk of having grainy or soft, unfocused images. I'm confident that my camera is equipped to handle low light, but keep in mind, there must be some light available in order for my camera to catch focus.

Moms have all said that they were unbothered or didn't notice the flash. Everyone is different, so if the flash is bothersome to you, just say the word and I stop immediately. The flash will never be pointed directly at anyone, but instead will be bounced off the wall or ceiling to create the soft light you see in most of my birth images.

Will you post my images online?

A.It all depends on your level of comfort. It gives other moms who may be interested in birth photography some insight into what it actually looks like and what my particular style is. HOWEVER, my first priority is YOU! I will never post graphic or more revealing images of you online that you are not comfortable with, or have not already given me permission to share.

Do you offer videography?

A.YES! While still photographs are always a delight to have, hearing the sound of your baby's heartbeat on the fetal monitor, you or your partner's first words to your baby (some forget or don't realize what they said in the moment), and baby's very first cry is a memory that any parent would want.

Films are available as a stand-alone or can be added to any birth photography collection.

Please contact me for pricing.

What's included in the price?

A.-Complimentary consultation
-24/7 on-call starting at 37 weeks until baby is born
-Unlimited coverage from active labor until your baby is born
-Up to 2-hours postpartum
-Post production/editing time

Keep in mind, this happens to be the only genre of photography where the photographer is required to be on-call 24/7 for possibly 6 weeks. Birth is highly unpredictable, and often unscheduled. You're also receiving a full-service experience from a full-time, professional photography business with high-end equipment.

How many images can I expect?

A.Within 48hours after birth, you can expect to receive at least 2 photos as a "sneak peek". In 4-6 weeks following your birth you'll receive at least *10 downloadable, high quality, digital images in color and black and white in your password-protected online gallery. The product included in your collection will be delivered to you within the same timeframe.

*Depends on the collection you choose.

How far do you travel?

A.I'm centrally located, which allows me to travel up to 60 miles throughout the Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia, and York Pennsylvania areas. Traveling further is not off the table. Just contact me and we can work something out if I have ample availability.

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Take off $175

When you combine A *birth collection with an in-home Freshly Born session

*The Minimalist Birth Collection is not included with this offer.

Can not be combined with any other offer.

I can't wait to work with you!