The day you meet your child is one you will never forget.
Hiring a birth photographer to help preserve those priceless moments is something you will never regret.
As you do the hardest work you'll ever do, as your fresh new baby is lifted to your chest, as you gaze into their eyes for the very first time. Smelling the tops of their heads, kissing those cheeks. The look on your partner's face when they first see the precious new creation you made. Birth photographers are there to capture all of these moments, so you and your partner can be fully present and not worrying about taking pictures.
My birth stories include coverage of your birth at the hospital/birth center from active labor through delivery. I’m typically called by the client to come up when they are around 6 cm dilated. I do photograph in the OR should the need for a c-section arise (although this does need prior authorization from your provider and is not currently available at IL hospitals). I don’t use any flash during birth in order to not distract mama. If you deliver at night and wish to have lights off in the room, the images will have a grainy, film-like feel, but are still beautiful nonetheless.
Fresh Pine Photography is proud to offer backup photographer coverage to all birth clients. Life happens - if an illness or an emergency in my family were to occur when you go into labor, have no fear! I work closely with multiple reliable, experienced birth photographers to ensure your birth will not be missed for any reason. This is offered to all birth story clients at no additional charge.
Birth stories are offered at hospitals in St. Clair, Madison, and Clinton Counties in IL, and at hospitals/birth centers in the
Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area in Missouri. I live in close proximity to all local area hospitals so you do not have to worry about your photographer traveling long distances to your birthing space. Fast labors happen and we are prepared by only accepting clients who live within short driving distance.
Investment for your baby's birth story to be captured starts at $999 and includes a full online digital gallery with print release.
Ready to book your birth story? CLICK HERE to reserve your due date on my calendar!
Slideshow and video options available a la carte, please contact for more information!