My husband managed to capture this remarkable "I did it" moment after the homebirth of our 4th son...
I did manage to give this cell phone photo a little life with some editing:
but as much as I cherish this photo, the fact will always be that he couldn't be by my side to take in that marvelous moment sans screens.
Remember you are beautiful, powerful, and supported in the early postpartum days when you feel frumpy, vulnerable, and alone.
Reminisce about your baby's birth with every milestone and birthday in the easiest possible way: flipping through photos!
Make the unknowns known. Normalize and celebrate birth in all its glory and unpredictability. Take away the fear and mystery of birth to empower future generations of parents- even your own children!
Get your birth partner away from the cell phone and into the photos, fully focused on you in your big moment that you'll never get back!
Process details of your birth that maybe didn't go as planned and celebrate those that did.
Learn more about your birthing self and preferences so you can better prepare for any future births.
Some moms even report a decrease in the likelihood or severity of postpartum mood disorders following births with photography compared to those without.
—Alex A., NY mom of three
Birth photography can be quite intimate. It can document your baby crowning or latching for the first time, but
it doesn't have to be that at all if that's not what you want.
From your partner's facial expressions or the caring touch of your doula to those first moments of falling in love with your baby,
birth photography is so much more than blood and nudity.
Having worked in hospitals for 8 years and given birth to five children of my own, I'm not squeamish or shy about taking
whatever birth photos you want.
Fill out a contact form with a short message and let's learn more about each other! I want you to make a fully informed decision about birth photography so you can be confident that we're a good fit and that birth photography is right for your family.Contact Jalina
—Destiny C., birth photography client
I'm so glad you asked...
I know what it's like to hire a photographer and come across hidden fees throughout the process that just don't fit into my family's budget. I've even had family photos taken and abandoned the images because I didn't realize they were an extra expense that my family couldn't afford at the time.
I've structured my packages to include everything so you know exactly what you're paying from start to finish. My packages include:
My on-call time from 38 weeks gestation and unlimited time photographing your labor, birth, and first 2 hours postpartum.
A high-quality, beautifully edited gallery of your birth photos in some physical form - either a keepsake photo box or an album - to ensure easy enjoyment of the photos you invested in. Plus you'll have full access to your digital photos and the ability to create even more physical products using your photos. (Some packages even include print credit so you really can get what you want within your budget.)
You only pay for the session fee prior to 38 weeks when I go on call for you. You don't pay for a photo package until you've seen your photos and know exactly what you're paying for! The session fee is $1000, and custom payment plans are available.