Investment

 

What are you getting when you hire a birth photographer? 

  • A photographer that has the same talent and gear as a wedding photographer, but is able to handle worse lighting conditions and no set shooting date.
  • A photographer willing to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Christmas Day, birthdays, holidays.
  • A photographer that is willing to leave at 3am and not know when they will return home.
  • A photographer that has an on call babysitter for their own children, as to not miss a moment of your day.
  • A photographer willing to protect themselves against hospital germs.
  • A photographer that will take the time to spend hours processing and editing hundreds of photos to create a complete birth story.

Birth Photography         with Doula                      $1,300

The life changing moment you hear that first cry, the look of wonder in your eyes as you finally meet this little soul that has been growing inside of you for months … These are moments that only happen once, and that you never want to forget. While plenty of new dads snap pictures of their baby moments after birth, having your birth experience professionally documented allows you and your birth team to relax and live in the moment instead of behind the lens.

INCLUDES

  • Consultation in person prior to birth to discuss questions and expectations
  • Documentation of active labor, birth, and 1-2 hours after birth
  • High resolution images with print release on usb
  • Beautifully crafted wooden box to keep photos safe
  • 24/7 on-call from 38 weeks until delivery
  • Full doula support package
  • Slideshow birth announcement
  • Any video files taken
  • (30) 5x7 prints


Doula Support          $600

I believe that anything is possible in birth. I love helping and watching women grow into confident mothers who think for themselves and follow their instincts. My role in a growing family’s life is to encourage, educate, provide continuous physical and emotion support, and most importantly support your decisions whatever they may be.

Doula is the Greek word to mean women’s servant; however, the definition has come to be known as women who are experienced in child birth.

 

INCLUDES

  • Exclusive access to e-books & handouts
  • Pre-natal education & support
  • 24/7 on-call from 38 weeks until delivery
  • Labor & Delivery Care
  • Breastfeeding guidance
  • Postpartum check-up

Just Born                    $385

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

 

INCLUDES

  • Arrival once baby is born at a comfortable time for you
  • (30-75) High-res digital downloaded images with print release

Create your own birth package.

 

Add any option below to customize your birth package.

Options can only be added to birth packages listed above.

Payment plans are available.

 

+Reiki                          $150

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Adding a Reiki Package to your birth can provide the space and support for the mother to have a centered and empowered birth experience.


+Maternity & Newborn $950

Birth clients receive a packaged Maternity and Newborn session.  Maternity session will last 1 hour on location. Newborn session includes 2-3 hours of the photographer’s time in the comfort of your own home or on location.  High-res print released images will be added to your birth flash drive, and additional slideshows will be added. Package also includes (30) 5x7 prints of your choice or (50) custom designed birth announcements added to your birth experience photo box.


+Albums                        $500

8x8 artist designed, fine art 24 page album capturing the story of your pregnancy, birth, and or newborn


+Emotional Freedom from the Grotto                     $100

1 hour long sessions of FasterEFT tapping with Loren Willis, CNHP. FasterEFT integrates the most effective elements of self-development therapy.  Using EFT we can change our core information & our way to think positive.  Every memory can be changed, and all negative emotions released.  EFT provides tools that help you change your mood, set new goals in life, and prevent personal traumas from perpetuating into your unborn child.  This method can influence all aspects of your life, your babies life, and even your physical condition.  Using FasterEFT during pregnancy will help release anxiety and emotions stored that can help labor & delivery progress more smoothly. Normally $150.


+Natural Health Package from the Grotto             $300

(3) hour long sessions of FasterEFT tapping or Reiki with Loren Willis, CNHP to help clear stress, anxiety, traumas, or emotional blockage leading up to your labor and delivery.  Package also includes (3) Salt Therapy sessions to help clear your sinuses and respiratory system.  Package Value $510.


+Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education                    $300

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program a that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center. The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting. Classes taught by Jennifer Miller are normally priced at $325.  Echo exclusive discount can only be combined with early bird registration, making your class $275.


A non-refundable $250.00 retainer is required to book your birth. The remaining balance is due no later than 2 weeks prior to your estimated due date and can be made in payment plans.

Photographer, Lexia Frank, said it best. "Shooting a birth is like getting an inquiry from a bride saying that she wants you to come photograph her wedding, but isn't going to set a date. She'll just call you whenever. And when you ask her how many hours of coverage she would like, she says she's not sure, probably around 24, but maybe only 2. And you ask her when she'd like for you to start coverage and she says she won’t know, but probably around 2am. And also, that she doesn’t want any use of flash.  So when you ask her if there will be bountiful natural light she says that she'll be getting married in a dark closet with no light whatsoever. And, she's going to want the images right away to send out announcements. AND you're not going to be able to use them anywhere on your website or blog because she wants to keep her privacy intact. We'd all be quoting this bride 50,000.00."