So you are expecting Congratulations! Once you have decided that you would like to know more about my birth stories or another session we will first have a consultation and go over what you are wanting me to capture and what your expectations are.
*Maternity session- I usually do when you are between 34 and 36 weeks these session I do outdoors most the time and usually take about an hour.
*Birth story sessions- are a little more involved I love to have consults face to face for birth stories, that way we can get a little more personal with each other and become comfortable with one another. At these visits, we will go over not only your birth plan but privacy issues such as crowning shots or more personal shots such as breast feeding etc.., how and when we keep in touch when I am on call for you, when I come to the hospital, how long I stay, what you get with your package, how long it will take to be finished, price and packaging. Also at this time if you decide to book me I like to collect the deposit so we can put your day in the schedule. Although we go over everything at the consult, I am going to give you a brief idea of how it works. Once I am booked with you I am on call for you 24/7 from 36 weeks of gestation on. This means even in the middle of the night if you need to call me I will be ready. I try to only book one birth a month that way I do not have to worry about more than one person going into labor at the same time. Once you hit 36 weeks, I will stay in contact with you about once a week usually after you see your provider just to see how things are progressing. When you believe that it is finally time I would like you to let me know asap I have children that I need to get situated before meeting you at the hospital so the sooner I know the better even if it is a false alarm. Once you are in labor, I will stay in close contact with you or a partner. I usually come up to the hospital/place of delivery when you are in active labor so about 5cm dilated. I then stay up until two hours after the baby is born documenting every little detail of his/her first moments in this world! I do post Facebook peeks within the first 24 hours only at your request. Then I will start editing and making your slide show. I am usually done with your story in 2-4weeks time. All my stories come with a feature film that set to music. I also make a blog on my website that includes the slide show and a few images this makes its easy and fun to share with family and friends. I do have you approve anything I share before I share it.
* Iddy Biddy session -this is a session that I do that will capture all the newness of your little one still in the hospital or at home within the first 48 hours after birth. This is a good option for those of you not wanting the full birth story. These are fun because you all are a bit more relaxed and cleaned up but still get the first snuggles and moments of life.
*Newborn sessions – I usually do these at my in home studio I like to do these sessions when baby is 5-10 days new which helps them stay sleepy and pose-able for all the snuggle images. They can take from 2-4 hours depending on the baby. The majority of this time is spent getting them settled and into position/changing set ups etc. I do have a lot of wraps/hats/bows/blankets and props to pick from. I usually ask you about colors you prefer and if you have any themes in mind. You are more than welcome to bring outfits or props of your own, just let me know ahead of time so I can accommodate accordingly.
I also do special events such as first birthday parties etc. for these session contact me for more information.
To book your consult please see my contact page. I hope to hear from you soon.