Birth Photography documents the journey of laboring and birth that brings babies earth side. Birth is an experience that is private and intimate. Many families want to cherish and remember every detail., the support that they got from their partners to their reactions, to holding their little one for the first time. Birth photography does not take away or remove the peace from these intimate moments, but rather preserves and honors it.
Informed decisions come from a place where you feel safe and have all of the information you need to make a decision. I'll walk you through what you can expect when you hire me. There isn't a rush, take your time, and feel confident in your decision.
In our consultation, we will get to know each other and the details of your birth. I go over my photography style and how I photograph in the birth space. For in person consultations, I bring in person photo albums for you to see my portfolio.
You will be given the option to sign a model release, other forms, and a contract. The contract communicates our expectations and commitment to each other, After paying a non-refundable retainer, I will put you on my calendar and you are officially a client.
While I will attend your birth if you go into labor before 37 weeks, I will not be on call. On call means that I am able to attend your birth within the designated timeframe, have a back-up available, and have my phone on me 24/7. I am on call until the arrival of your baby after 37 weeks.
Unless I am attending the birth as a doula (I will possibly already be attending), I come into births when you are in active labor and there are signs you are close to delivering your baby. I stay after the birth up to 2 hours, unless otherwise agreed on.
Your online gallery includes High Resolution (for prints) and Web Resolution (for social media). After delivery, your images will be available for up to 3 months. Images are typically delivered 3-4 weeks after the birth.
After your online gallery is delivered, you have the option to purchase Heirloom albums and other quality prints. These prints are made to last the wear of aging. The images have beautiful quality paper and colors. The albums are handmade to an artisan, museum grade quality.
Births give my photography purpose. I adore documenting births because of the pure, authentic and unreserved emotions. I document births to tell the story of the beginning of a new family. Dad holding mom as she transitions from active labor to preparing to descend her baby down. The precious moment that baby is held up in the air, along with the look of confidence of the person that just birthed them. Each image is unique and special to your experience. Although, my artistic style is not the only thing that I offer as a birth photographer.
As a birth photographer I make sure that I have professional equipment that is required to assure quality images. I make sure that I have all of the back-up memory cards, batteries, and extra camera body just in case something goes array. I have arrangements made so that I can arrive to your birth when it's been agreed. I've learned how to photograph the least intrusively to assure that nothing interrupts the natural flow of your birth.
Birth photos aren't just images you put into a photo album to keep alongside your little one's baby book. These images are powerful, they give mothers the ability to process their birth experience from different eyes. You can reclaim your birth experience by processing the birth images that you have. A mother that couldn't remember her reaction from all of the commotion didn't remember crying when she saw her son. When she got her photos back, she was able to recall that portion of her birth experience. What may have felt like they were on the verge of giving up, encompassed in a lonely difficult birth, was a strong and powerful mother being supported by her partner from the camera's lens.
"Eva was amazing through the birthing process. She gave me the guidance I needed beforehand and in the moment to help my wife with laboring. When our birth didn’t go as planned, she was ready with methods to help things along, words of encouragement, tools, and creating and atmosphere for my wife to be successful in the type of birth we had hoped for. Somehow through all of this, she was also able to capture incredible photos of the process. The photos we have now are great reminders of what we did during a pivotal moment in our lives as a family."
"Eva is incredible, she took our engagement photos and then was also our doula for my sons birth. My son was being born 8 weeks early and as you can imagine I was stressed, she made sure I was as calm as possible and catered to my every needs. "
"Eva did my maternity photos, my birth photos and my family photos. She is always so professional and kind and her pictures are beautiful! She is very responsive and pays attention to little details. I was a little apprehensive about having a photographer at my birth but I am so glad I did! Eva added a great calm energy to my birth and I will forever treasure the photos she took!"
"Eva was great! I texted her when I went into labor and she came right away. She was kind and confident in her role. She knew how to stay out of the way of the nurses and doctors and still get amazing photos - documenting the birth story of my first born. She conversed with my family and honestly helped the atmosphere in the room stay light and happy. I would definitely choose her again!"
The first 6 months of my life was a haze. I was robbed- from my memories and my presence as a new mother.
This is the point of the Fourth Trimester Project. To reclaim, restore, and give parents back the opportunity to heal and to bond through photos.
The first 6 months of my life was a haze. Postpartum ideally is a cherished stage of parenthood. I was a new mother, it was suppose to be a journey of healing, an intimate period of bonding. But frankly, I was robbed- from my memories and my presence as a new mother. As I try to claim it back, and I find myself doing that by looking back to my phone recordings and photos.
This is the point of the Fourth Trimester Project. To reclaim, restore, and give parents back the opportunity to heal and to bond. I encourage all families/ parents to apply and participate.