Birth photography is an investment. But it's an investment you'll never regret. An investment that will become more and more valuable as the years go on.
Because mama, you'll never get this moment again.
No matter how this journey unfolds, it will forever be one of your greatest achievements and pinnacle moments of your journey on this earth.
The Essential Birth Package
Birth Photography package as detailed below
Bump & Birth package
Birth Photography + 'The Story' portrait package to document maternity.
Bump, Birth & Baby package
Birth Photography + two 'The Story' portrait sessions to document maternity and newborn.
Both Packages include -
- In person catch up to discuss your birth vision
- On-call 24/7 from 37 weeks gestation
- Documentation of your birth from active labour until 2hrs postpartum
- 5 sneak peak images delivered within 24hrs of your birth which you can use to announce the arrival of your little one.
- All digital images (expect around 50+) delivered via an online gallery within 3 weeks of our time together.
- Complimentary Newborn session in the case of emergency Caesarean's.
- Discount for home birth pools through Waikato home birth association.
- 'Your Birth Project' online Hypnobirthing course.
- $50 print credit & $250 album credit to use for a beautiful heirloom quality album &/or print from Queensberry.
Don't let funds hold you back.
Your $500 booking fee and signed contract is all we need to lock it all in.
From there, the remaining amount of your package isn't due until you're 37 weeks when I 'officially' go on call for you. If this cannot be paid by this date i'm happy to occasionally grant extensions, but will not be able to deliver the full gallery (you'll still get your 5 sneak peeks though) until the package has been paid in full.
Payments can be made via bank transfer, Laybuy, or Credit Card.
1- BOOKING IN
To book, all you need to do is contact me to view my available dates as I only take on 2 birthing clients per month. If i'm available, we'll book a meeting so you can meet the gal you're inviting into your birth space, chat about your birth plan and go over any questions you have. There is no obligation to pay anything before this meeting. After the meeting, if you decide you'd like to go ahead, you pay the $500 booking fee and sign the contract and we're locked in!
2 - Your birth
I'll be on call 24/7 for you from 37 weeks. When you go into labour, you give me a call and i'll be there. My whole schedule has been designed to keep you a priority. So no matter the time, no matter how long it takes. I'm there. After your beautiful baby has arrived, i'll stay for up to 2 hours to capture those first holds and feeds, or even the arrival of older siblings!
3 - RECEIVING YOUR IMAGES
You'll receive a sneak peak of 5 beautiful images via a private online gallery within 24 hours of your birth which you can use to eagerly announce the arrival of your little one. You'll then receive your full gallery of colour and black and white duplicates 2-3 weeks later. These will be high resolution images perfect for printing or sharing online.
Extra add-ons available:
Labour - $300
The perfect add-on If you would like me to come earlier or to capture your labour at home prior to heading to the hospital or birth centre. (I will usually come to you once you are in established 'active labour' or around 5-7cm dilated)
Coming home - $300
It's so special being able to document your older babies meeting their newest sibling. This add-on can be perfect to capture this as sometimes due to birth complications or just the time your baby decided to arrive. this isn't possible to capture in the two hours after delivery.
PRINTS & ALBUMS
If you would like to look at purchasing additional prints and albums, let me know and I will provide you with a full print menu. All printing is done through Queensberry.
How soon should I book in?
ASAP. As i'll only take on two births a month and these spots fill up fast.
Do you only do water births?
Definitely not! I photograph and support ALL births. I'm even keen to photograph more caesareans! The hospitals very rarely allow this, but the more we keep asking for it the closer we might get to making this happen. So still contact me anyway and we can chat!
What if my birth plan changes and I have to go to hospital?
I will be there and adapt with you. So if we start at a birth centre then move to the hospital then i'll follow you there. There are however more restrictions in a hospital environment which we will discuss in our one on one catch up.
Do you photograph everything?
I photograph as much as I can, but only if that's what you want. We will discuss in further detail when we meet what your wishes are. However, no one has to see your birth gallery! These images will 100% stay private if that is your wish.
What if I end up needing an emergency c-section?
Unfortunately, at this stage, I can't photograph c-sections. We will still try! But the chances are VERY slim. So if you get transferred for one I'll book you in for a newborn session to complete your birth story. We can however look at options where your husband or midwife take my camera into theatre and I still edit the footage for you. We'l discuss all of this when we catch up in person.
What if I have baby early or you can't be there due to a medical emergency?
I'll still try make it if I can! But If I can't be there then I'd book you in for a newborn session instead and you'll receive a refund for any amounts paid over the cost of any services provided.
What if I poo?
Then we can celebrate! Cause this means baby is CLOSE 😍😍 hahahaha. No seriously though. This is NOT something you have to worry about. A little bit of poo is totally normal as baby lowers down into your pelvis. Your midwives will generally be very good at getting rid of any before anyone notices and if not, I do know how to use photoshop. Although, I also know how to get good angles to avoid anything like that if needed. This is why you hire the professional right?