Traveling birth photographer videographer Baltimore, DC, tyrone georgia, raleigh north carolina, columbus ohio

"Price Is What You Pay.
Value Is What You Get."

—Warren Buffet

Just like your wedding day, there should be a token of remembrance that surrounds the day you meet your new baby for the first time.


When your labor begins, you should have complete confidence that your birth story will be photographed beautifully and the value behind your investment was worth it.


Investment & Collections

All Collections Include:

  • on-call time starting at 37 weeks
  • 1 - 2 hours of postpartum coverage
  • unlimited time spent at your birth
  • high resolution digital images and/or film.
  • Private online gallery


Contact me for availability, to set up a complementary consultation, and reserve your due date.

And Then There's This...


Let's be frank, 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 100% present and in the moment WITH YOU during labor and the bonding period after 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 wins in the end.

Full - Film

On-Call 24/7 Beginning At 37 Weeks
Time With You During Active Labor Until Baby Is Born
2-hours Postpartum Coverage
7+ Minute Full Birth Film

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Deluxe - Photos & Film

On-Call 24/7 Beginning At 37 Weeks
Time With You During Active Labor Until Baby Is Born
2-hours Postpartum Coverage
Minimum of 100 Downloadable Images
10x10 Photo Album
3-4 Min Short Birth Film

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Mini - Photos

On-Call 24/7 Beginning at 37 Weeks
Time With You During Active Labor Until Baby Is Born
1-hour Postpartum Coverage
10 Digital Images
Slideshow Of Images

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Investment prices are subject to change without notice.


Payment Plans Available

My goal is to ensure that all families who find value in preserving their birth story are able to do so. I've implemented payment plans for those that may like this option.

This entails a non-refundable retainer at booking, with the remaining balance due before 37 weeks. The remaining balance can be broken up into bi-weekly or monthly increments depending on the collection chosen and the time frame in which you secure your due date on my calendar.

Joli Adore Photography Annapolis Baltimore Home Birth Birth Center Birth Photographer

No matter whEre you choose to birth, We'll capture the authenticity of your journey as it unfolds.

FAQ

Why Hire A Certified Birth Photographer?

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. 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 in the genre of birth will always be worth the investment.

How Far Do You Travel?

I'm centrally located in Maryland, which allows me to travel throughout the Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia areas with ease.

However, traveling outside of the DMV is an option for those that wish to have me. Please inquire for availability

*Travel fees may apply for travel exceeding 80 miles outside 20794.

When Should I Book You? Do I Need To Inform My Provider?

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. 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?

YES! 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 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 you, 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.

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

Capturing the memory of the day your baby is born is the ultimate gift that will never lose its value.

When Do You Go On-Call?

I go on-call for your birth at 37 weeks. My gear is ready, I have my babysitter in place, and I'm usually never more than 1-hour from my home.
I make contact with you shortly before 37 weeks to see how you are doing, if any changes have been made to your birth plan, and to go over some important reminders for when labor begins!

When Do You Arrive?

I'm prepared to meet you at your birthing place once you're in active labor or around 5-6 cm. Communication is key! I recommend designating someone to keep me updated with your progress once labor starts. Active labor may look different from woman to woman, so I generally gauge this based off of your history... and my gut! If you're a bit farther away from me, I will likely make the drive sooner so that I don't miss your birth.

How Long Do You Stay?

I'm with you until your baby arrives. I'm usually there for 1-2 hours postpartum to capture those unforgettable firsts (skin to skin, measurements, footprints, siblings meeting, etc).

What If You Miss My Birth?

We want to avoid this, so remember communication is key! As soon as you feel like something is happening - you start having more frequent contractions, or your water breaks CONTACT 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 After My Due Date?

Baby's all have their own agenda, they don't care about due dates. If you go into preterm labor, contact 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?

Yes, and here's why: Once hired I'm expected to produce usable images that you will love and cherish. 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?

It all depends on your level of comfort. The images in my portfolio gives others 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.

Do You Offer Videography?

ABSOLUTELY! While photos is 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.

Why Is Birth Photography So Expensive? What's Included In The Price?

Experience, time, and education are what my prices are based from. 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 4-5 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.

You're investment includes:
- 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 coverage
- Travel
- Post production/editing time
- Licensed music (films)
- Products

How Many Images Can I Expect?

Within 24-48 hours after birth, you can expect to receive at least 2 photos as a "sneak peek". Depending on the collection you choose, you'll receive at minimum 100, high resolution, digital images in color or black and white in your password-protected online gallery.

What Other Sessions Do You Offer?

-Birth Films
-Freshly Born / The Fourth Trimester (in-home or hospital)
-Breastfeeding (in-home or on-location)
-Childhood Documentary Films (contact me for more info!)
-Fetal Demise & Infant Loss

Videography can be added to any session for an additional fee.

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