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*I take limited births per month, please inquiry as early as you can*

Birth Stories are the most incredible sessions I can be blessed to be a part of! It’s the most important day in your life when you become a parent. Thank you for trusting me and giving my work purpose. Really! I feel documenting your birth stories, in a beautiful way, are what make me feel amazing about the job that's chosen me. 

Your birth story includes the following:

  • CONSULTATION:  I love to meet new clients for a personal meeting in a Brevard County coffee shop or for clients outside of Brevard we can video/chat online. I want to get to know you a bit better and you to know me! I can answer any questions you might have and we can start preparing for your big day. 

  • BACK UP PHOTOGRAPHER: Your package includes an additional personal resource, I pay for, to assure your birth is covered beautifully. In the last 10 years, I have only had to use a backup person once. 

  • ON CALL: I will be on call 4 weeks surrounding your due date. I will arrive at your place of birth usually when “active” labor begins . Detailed session instructions will be made available at your free consultation. Back-up photographer always available (click here for more details about "on call".)

  • IMAGES: You receive all of your high resolution images approx. 4 weeks after your birth via an online link (password protection available). Typically no less than 100 images, but sometimes a lot more. Always the right amount as long as your birth story is told, as things unfolded. Link provided can be shared with loved ones. Prints and albums can be purchased separately.

  • DOULA SUPPORT: I am honored to use my birth knowledge and experiences to help laboring moms by offering support, encouragement and any other help during labor and delivery. Hands off support, mostly, as I am hired to document your beautiful birth by photography and video. I always encourage all my birth clients to hire a doula for their births.

  • PAYMENT PLANS available. Now also offering "birth registries" where your loved ones can contribute to this awesome gift! 

Birth Photography: $1,500

Birth Film add on: $580: 6-12 min video footage of your birth story set to licensed music.  Samples here (or here)

Add ons:

  1. Prenatal Appts, Baby Shower, Gender Reveal (small events) $200/hr

  2. Maternity, Fresh48, Newborn or any other full session receives a $100 discount per session, when booked alongside your birth story. All images included!

Deposit and signed contract required to be considered a client in the books.
*Additional fee applies to births located outside of Brevard County. I only take births up to a max of 2 hrs distance from Melbourne. 

 
 
 
 

EVERY MOMENT

 
 
 
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OF YOUR BABY’S

 
 
 
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BIRTH STORY!

 
 
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