Birth Story Photography - Dallas, TX and surrounding areas
Capturing the birth of your child can be one of the most amazing things you can do to remember that special day. You've spent many months preparing for this day - let's capture it! I'm in for it all - water births, hospital births, home births, Cesarean births - you name it...
In order for me to capture your story, the 1st step is an in-person Meet & Greet/Design Consultation. This way we can get to know each other, and I can share details around the process. During the consultation we will discuss what images You personally want captured, whether that's all raw photos (amazing what the female body is capable of!) or more discreet images. Simply contact me.
I will be on call 24x7 beginning at 38 weeks Backup photographers available (if needed) - of course I will do my best to be available at all times. I'm proud to say I haven't missed a birth yet!
Serving Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas and Surrounding areas; Photographer will travel within Dallas, TX; Fort Worth and locations further than 25 miles of 75036 vary/may be additional.
Full Birth Coverage from active labor OR time prior to Cesarean birth to 1-2hrs postpartum
All packages include digital images (75-200 images included!). Contact me for different package options.
In person Reveal & Ordering session can occur within 2 weeks of your birth experience. If also scheduling a newborn session with me, this is the best time to knock out both items on one date. With this option, you will be able to view all your birth images for the first time while I'm capturing beautiful newborn images.
Birth Albums & Videos are available in packages.
OFF-CALL Birth Photography - Going into labor NOW and want photos last minute?!
Give me a call - If available, I'll be there! You may decide in the heat of the moment that you really DO want this special time captured and you want your significant other to be focused on your birth experience (truly in the moment) and not taking photos. Me or my birth partners will do our best to make it. Note that this option is considered off-call so we can't guarantee availability.
Birth Photography FAQs
1. When should I call you to come?
Clients are told to call me as soon as they realize they are having active labor contractions so that I can begin to prepare my day around the birth. My goal is to join you during active labor at around 6-7 centimeters dilated. For scheduled cesarean births, we will plan together - I typically like to arrive at the hospital after you have settled into your room.
2. What if you miss the birth?
In the unlikely event that I miss the birth due to a super fast labor and birth, I will still come to capture the rest of your birth story. If you go into labor ahead of 38 weeks when I'm not yet on call, I will still try to be there or call another on-call photographer.
3. How long do you stay?
I will stay from when I arrive (goal of 6-7cm dilated) until about an hour or so after delivery. This could mean I'm with you for 2 hours or 20 hours - that all depends on baby! I will stay after delivery to capture all the first moments including weighing of baby, measuring, first check, breastfeeding, parent hugs/kisses, and even visitors if they are available and welcome in.
4. Are you going to take pictures of the baby crowning?
I am there to capture the moments that You want! If you would like to see graphic images so you can truly see everything you may be missing during delivery, I will include those. If you don't want images of baby crowning, I can take photos that are more discreet. It all depends on you and we will discuss it all during your pre-session consultation.
5. What about lighting (sometimes rooms are dark)?
I'll say it upfront - the more light in the room, the better! I will use whatever light sources available but use flash rarely because I find it to can be obtrusive and distracting. I want to be capturing your birth story without being a distraction to anyone. I may ask if I can open the blinds/shades at some point - or turn on a light if needed.
6. What does it cost?
All investment information is on the Investment Page. Feel free to contact me for more details or with any questions.
How much are you looking forward to welcoming your baby into the world?!
This only happens ONCE so make sure you don't miss it! Mom's who view their Birth Story images are always so amazed by how much they missed during their birth (due to all the pushing, delivering the after birth, coming out of surgery, etc.). To be able to see everything after the fact is so special and wonderful. Mom's (and other family members) get to see the baby getting weighed/measured and so many other moments they may not have seen it if it wasn't photographed.
My job as a photographer is to capture the raw and beautiful moments while staying out of the way as much as possible. I don't intend to be intrusive or use on camera flash during your birth, but will if necessary. I want your birth experience to be as soothing as possible without having to worry about photos.
If you have any questions at all, please reach out!