Why hire a birth photographer?

“It’s the birth environment, the light in the room, the details, the comings and goings of those who are there.  It’s mom holding on to dad in pain, the doula offering a supportive hand, the midwife making suggestions for pain relief and the OB preparing and helping mom push.  It’s the baby placed on moms chest for the first time, the tears of joy, pure adrenaline, the cutting of the cord and babies little toes and fingers.  It’s the first time a sibling meets a new baby brother or sister with a look of wonder and apprehension.  It’s all of those things put together.  It’s the journey of a birth day.  It’s the making of a family.  It’s special.  And if a family chooses so, it deserves to be captured.” -L. Stradtner

What’s included?
Birth stories are personally tailored just for you and your needs. All births include me being on call surrounding your due date, travel, unlimited coverage of labor and delivery, up to two hours postpartum, and your complete collection on a gorgeous maple flash drive. I also recommend meeting moms and dads-to-be right around 35 weeks to go over what I do during a typical birth. Plus, this gives me a chance to introduce myself in person before the big day. It’s also a great opportunity to go over your birth plan and ask me any questions you might have.