I’m going to take an entire blog posting to explain to all our interested client hopefuls about live birth photography. We’ve been asked by quite a few people recently whether we offer coverage of live births, and the answer is YES! When I was pregnant with my son this time last year, I was six months pregnant and was determined that this mama was going to document her own birth with her own camera to share with all our clients by myself! It just so happened, my husband snapped the photos of me moments after my son arrived, and I took over from there!
You can imagine what kind of state I was in now, but I didn’t care! I was documenting my son’s first moments of his life right from my hospital bed! Of course, I was crying… and I was extremely vulnerable and I was my own photographer! We understand that this is one of the most vulnerable times in our client’s lives, and we do not take our job lightly!
If you’re already a mama and have experienced childbirth and labor, God love you! If you’re pregnant and anticipating hiring Jessica Lynn Photography for to cover your live birth, there is somewhat of a process to get prepared. The only thing you really can plan on and around is your projected due date, and we all know how stubborn babies can be! My daughter arrived three days before her due date back in 2014, while my son arrived on his EXACT due date last year! Every baby is different!
When we sit down with you, we go over all your plans for your birth. Hospital location, whether you’re planning for a natural delivery or a caesarian delivery, your actual birth plan (if you have one), all your unique ideas, and photo musts for during delivery and post-partum. We make ourselves readily available for when you head to the hospital to deliver, and we’re right by your side in a sense until the baby arrives!
All of this is drawn up within a contract that we go over with our clients, typically three months prior to your due date. A partial deposit of $250 would be required at this time.
This would also be where we would take the time to schedule your maternity photo session, if you wish to book one with us! Our birth photography packages begin at $599. Maternity, Fresh 48 Sessions, and Studio Newborn Sessions are also available to schedule.
We do offer packages with several extras included, please inquire to us about these! Our birth photography pricing template is available, and any questions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or please call 814-381-8906. Military personnel and law enforcement will receive 10% off any package booked with Jessica Lynn Photography. I look forward to working with all you mommies-to-be!
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