Birth

Colour Her {Hope} Birth Photography

Nothing inspires me more than the welcoming of a new life into this world! I love capturing the anticipation, the joy, the excitement, and the love. Better still is the privilege of a chance to freeze time the instant you meet your precious baby or when he/she first opens their eyes.

Birth photography is about story-telling and celebrating the creation of, or addition to, a family. Birth is a journey, and whatever shape that journey takes, it is worth preserving. This is an event that cannot be duplicated. And because a birth photographer must be ready at any time of the day, it is an investment to capture this event but it is an investment that will be cherished for many years.

As many know, Birth and labor are very unpredictable. I will work beside you quietly. In fact,  I have been told many times by laboring mothers, supportive partners and even nurses that my presence is barely noticed which in this case, is a great thing! (you can read reviews here or on my facebook page!) I do not use flash photography and instead try and work with the lighting I have been given.

The Active Labor Package – $400

The Active Labor package includes:

  • Pre-consultation to discuss any concerns and wishes you have.
  • 24 hour on-call status after 37 weeks gestation.
  • I will cover active labor, delivery and postpartum recovery (Postpartum – up to one hour)
  • CD of 20-50 edited high-resolution digital images of your baby’s birthday, suitable for printing up to 8X12 inches. Also included are low resolution, watermarked images suitable for social media sharing. A print release form will be included.

a non-refunable $100 of the package is due at time of booking

– Additional items may be available upon request. –

The Entire Birth Story Package – $800

If you are wanting the documentation of the entire birth story – from beginning to end – this is the package for you!

The Entire Birth Story package includes:

  • Pre-consultation to discuss any concerns and wishes you have.
  • maternity photo session included
  • 24 hour on-call status after 37 weeks gestation
  • Unlimited hours of coverage including active labor, delivery and postpartum recovery
  • CD of 45-75 edited high-resolution digital images of your baby’s birthday, suitable for printing up to 8X12 inches. Also included are low resolution, watermarked images suitable for social media sharing. A print release form will be included.

a non-refundable 30% of package is due at time of booking 

– Additional items may be available upon request. –

The Fresh 48 Package – $200

The Fresh 48 is a special session for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn’s life captured without having the entire labor or birth documented. Held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life, these lifestyle sessions are perfect for remembering that first day forever.  I will come to your place of birth within 48 hours.  This is not a traditional newborn session; I will not pose the baby or bring props or lights. This will just be me capturing your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way!

The Fresh 48 Package includes:

  • Pre-consultation to discuss any concerns and wishes you have.
  • 24 hour on-call status after 37 weeks gestation
  • 2 hours of coverage whenever you decide – whether right after your baby’s birth or a few hours later up to 48 hours later.
  • CD of 20-50 edited, high-resolution digital images of your baby’s birthday, suitable for printing up to 8X12 inches. Also included are low resolution, watermarked images suitable for social media sharing. A print release form will be included.

a non-refundable $50 of package is due at time of booking 

– Additional items may be available upon request. –

The Cesarean Birth Package – $300

Many moms feel detached from their own birth story when they undergo Cesarean birth, but their birth story is just as exciting and precious as any other (I myself have had to have 3 C-sections out of 4 births!), and just as easily shared through images. Photography during labor, in the OR, and post-op allows them to connect with the experience in a way that might otherwise be difficult. These sessions can be arranged for planned Cesarean birth, but cannot always be guaranteed in complicated situations. It will be determined, usually the day of the baby’s birth, whether or not I would be allowed into the OR (usually dependent upon on the surgeon or anesthesiologist the day of the planned cesarean).

The Cesarean Birth session includes:

  • Pre-consultation to discuss any concerns and wishes you have
  • 24 hour on-call status after 37 weeks gestation (even for planned c-sections this is something I will do – just in case you go into labor beforehand)
  • 2 hours of coverage during the birth (if allowed) and/or immediately after in the pre-op room, and/or the recovery room.
  • CD of 20-50 edited, high-resolution digital images of your baby’s birthday, suitable for printing up to 8X12 inches. Also included are low resolution, watermarked images suitable for social media sharing. A print release form will be included.

a non-refundable $50 of package is due at time of booking 

– Additional items may be available upon request. –

THE MILITARY MOMMA PACKAGE –

This is for the momma who has a spouse/partner away at the time of the birth.

  • 10% off ANY package

Booking your session

If you’re interested in booking your birth session, we’ll set up a time to meet during your second or third trimester. This will give us an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and discuss your birth plan specifically. As soon as you book your due date, I block out a period of time where your birth takes priority over my other sessions. Please send me an email at Colourherhope at gmail dot com immediately so we can begin this journey together!

What if you don’t end up making it to my birth? (Check out my FAQs page for more questions)
I would only ever take 2-3 (max) births a month to allow me to have the greatest chance of attending each birth. If I miss your birth due to my error (ie: due to illness, attending another birth, unforeseen emergency), you will receive a refund minus $50 (just to cover my expenses for the interview or prenatal meeting). If I miss your birth because it was too fast or you did not call me in time, there is no refund and you will receive a Fresh 48 session instead.

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