Birthstory

Please visit my booth at the St Cloud Baby Expo on April 16th! 

“I was there to hear your borning cry,
I’ll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
to see your life unfold.”

–John Ylvisaker

 

These words from one of my favorite hymns, are what I think about when I am in a delivery room capturing images.  Giving birth is one of those moments that you never forget, but yet, its one that you really don’t remember all the details to.  The moments when your partner touches your hand, when they rub your back, the sweet whispers of “you can do this” in your ear.  The greatest gift photography has given me so far, is to be able to capture these small details and so much more when shooting a birth session.

The first thought a mother goes through when thinking about having their birthstory told, is modesty.  The feeling of being vulnerable to a camera has been the deciding factor for many women to decide against it.  I encourage women to look past the camera being pointed at them, and look to what the camera will be producing.  I was told from my first birthstory, by both parents at separate times (they didn’t know the other had reached out to me) that this delivery (their 5th child) was by far the best experience they had had delivering a child.  I take that as a huge compliment.  Please don’t let modesty keep you from having forever, the small moments that you experienced to look back on and cherish.

A Birthstory package is $600.  With this, you will have me in the delivery room with you, from as soon as you call me to show up to about 1-1.5 hours after delivery.  You will receive the best images hand edited by me through a Dropbox link.  Along with this you will receive a slideshow set to music to show all your friends and family.  I also offer Maternity, Gender Reveal, Fresh 48, In-Home newborn lifestyle sessions.

Please use the email link above to get in touch with me for more details.  I look forward to capturing your child’s borning cry.

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