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If you've made it this far, then there's a high probability that you're serious about booking this premium service.

It's not my intention to take you through hoops in order to book with me.

This process helps us get the ball rolling to meet your need of having a qualified, reliable, and skilled birth photographer document your birth story!

YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

There's so much more than great photos or video to be gained from this experience. You're here because you know your birth is incomprehensibly, undeniably metamorphic. By the end of that day, the love in your heart will have expanded immeasurably.


You will have stretched yourself further than you ever thought possible and felt intense surges you never knew existed. You will have discovered depths of yourself and also of your partner that you never knew were there. And then you will begin to forget it... Don't let these amazing memories go undocumented.


You're here because you need to trust these hours in the hands of someone who can preserve the unfolding of the rest of your life in a way that will take your breath away. Do it for yourself... your children, and your children's children.

Our births are deeply personal. They root into the smallest corners of who we are and never let go. 


This is a celebration! Get excited about your birth story yet to be told and know that you're heard, you matter, and your birth matters. Not just to you, but your entire support system. There's an incredible sense of healing in watching your birth story unfold, and I'm excited to help honor your journey through photos or film. 


You deserve to have the story you want and I'll guarantee that you and your partner won't have to think about anything, except being in the moment.


SO, WHAT'S NEXT?


It bears repeating; birth is intimate. With that being said, it shouldn't feel like I'm just some stranger crouched in a corner taking photos. There should be a level of interrelatedness or connection with those you choose to have in your birth space. 


A consultation is available, but not mandatory, via phone or virtually through Google Meet. This allows us to get acquainted and see if we're a good fit. If I'm not available for your due date, I will let you know prior to your scheduled consult.


I currently only take on a few clients per month. Birth slots are not held, unless a deposit has been made.


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Birth collections

Full - 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
3-5 Minute Birth Film

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Deluxe - Film

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

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Mini - Photos

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

$1,750 + tax


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do You Travel?

A.YES! I'm centrally located in Maryland, which allows me to travel throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, DC, Virginia and beyond!

** Travel beyond 1.5 hours outside of 20794 will be charged a travel & lodging rate.

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

A.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 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
- 2-hours postpartum coverage
- Travel
- Post production/editing
- Licensed music (films)
- High Quality Products

Are Payment Plans Available?

A.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. While a deposit is required to hold your spot, we can map out a 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.

When Should I Book You?

A.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.

Why Hire A Certified Birth Photographer?

A.Allowing someone other than a professional photographer to take photos of your baby's birth is like telling your wedding guests to take cellphone pictures on your wedding day. Birth photography preserves 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.

When Do You Go On-Call?

A.On-call time starts at 37 weeks.

When Do You Arrive?

A.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 farther away from me, I will likely 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 arrives. I'm usually there for 2-hours postpartum to capture those unforgettable firsts (skin to skin, measurements, footprints, siblings meeting, etc).

What If You Miss My Birth?

A.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?

A.Babies have their own agenda and 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?

A.Yes, and here's why: 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... and for your film to be free from grain.

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 is bounced off of the ceiling or wall and never pointed directly at anyone.

Will You Post My Images Online?

A.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.

When Will I Receive My Images?

A.Within 48 hours after birth, you can expect to receive a "sneak peek". Your full password-protected online gallery and/or film will be ready in 4 - 6 weeks.


What are people saying?

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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"We had such a great experience for our first birth, that we had to have her back to document our second! She is so talented and was able to get all of the best moments from our daughters' births. She was seriously like a butterfly - capturing from all angles but never in the way. I'm so glad we have these memories."

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" Hands-down the best experience from start to finish. Our photos were beautiful and the way our birth film told our story was absolutely perfect - the tears just wouldn't stop!

Rida, you're amazing! Thank you for everything! "

-L.P.


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" I'm in awe! You do amazing work!! I was expecting the photo album, but the added bonus is AMAZING! Thank you so much for capturing a memory we'll have forever.


If you're in the DC area... this the one!! "

" I'm in awe! You do amazing work!! I was expecting the photo album, but the added bonus is AMAZING! Thank you so much for capturing a memory we'll have forever.


If you're in the DC area... this the one!! "


"Outstanding service! We are so happy that she was able to capture our story! The pictures were great and the video was amazing!
Job well done!"

—M.J.


" I found Rida's beautiful photography by searching for local birth photographers on Instagram. I contacted her immediately and from the start she was an absolute pleasure to work with! We connected instantly.

During the birth, you wouldn't even know she was there capturing all the magic.

So if you're worried about a distraction, know it wouldn't be. I highly recommend her and will use her again for baby number two! "

~ Q.T.

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