Help me figure this out!
Are you interested in birth photography, but you're worried about the cost?
I get it; birth photography can be expensive, and it's important to understand why.
Let's talk about it!
Birth photography requires a specialized skill set and experience.
As a birth photographer, I'm not just a skilled photographer, but I also have a deep understanding of childbirth and the birthing process. I know how to work with low light situations, respect your privacy and intimacy, and most importantly, I know how to capture the moments that matter most.
Birth photography takes a lot of time.
Births can last a few hours or even up to a day or more. As your birth photographer, I'm on-call 24/7 leading up to your due date, and I'll often spend several hours editing and processing the photos after the birth to ensure that the final product meets my high standards and your expectations.
(Imagine asking a wedding photographer to price a birth- you have NO date, and you don't know how many hours they'll be needed!)
The cost of birth photography includes more than just the time spent at the birth and editing the photos.
It also covers the cost of professional-grade camera equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting, and editing software. Additionally, as a birth photographer, I invest in ongoing training and education to improve my skills and stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends.
How much is birth photography in northwest Washington (Snohomish/Whatcom/Skagit counties)?
The cost of a birth photographer can vary depending on experience and the services and products offered. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000 for a birth photography package that includes digital files with a print release (which means the ability to print an unlimited number of images at the lab of your choice).
Birth is a life-changing experience that you'll never forget, and having professional photos to look back on can help you remember all the emotions, details, and love that surrounded you during that special time.
These photos are not just for you; they're a gift to your child. They'll show them how loved and welcomed they were from the very beginning, and these images will be cherished by you, your child, and your family for generations to come.
I want to make sure that everyone who wants to capture their birth story through photography has the opportunity to do so. That's why I offer payment plans to make the investment more manageable. Additionally, I'm open to bartering services occasionally, so it never hurts to ask about these options. I'm committed to making sure that you can have access to the beautiful, timeless images that you deserve!
Birth photography may seem expensive, but it's an investment in preserving memories, celebrating life, and honoring the birthing process.
So, if you're considering birth photography, know that it's worth every penny and more!
"Oh. My. Gosh. We just finished watching the slide show, these photos are absolutely amazing. We are in shock right now. You captured EVERYTHING. Seriously SO thankful we had you there!!!" -Hailey
I'm going to add photos a friend took when I had MY first baby! This is the baby who made me a mother. I'll include his senior pic now. I'm pretty proud of him. OK, I adore him.
I cried when I found these photos while going through pics for his senior slide show. I took the pics and ran downstairs so I could savor them and have a moment to myself. He was born in a little upstairs apartment on East Division Street just east of the Skagit hospital. I loved raising him, we had sweet years together while he was a wee one.
Don’t just take my word for it ;) Here is what some of my clients had to say about their investment: