How does having a birth photographer work?
Once you decide you'd like to have your birth story documented we will meet for a free consultation to discuss all of the details and get to know one another. Birth is unpredictable, so I will go on call to attend your birth starting at 37 weeks until your baby is born. I stay one hour after birth to capture those special early postpartum moments before leaving your family to enjoy quiet time together. You can expect a sneak peek within 24 hours and the rest of your gallery in two to three weeks.
What if you are ill or have an emergency?
I always have backups in place in case of unforeseen circumstances so my services are secure.
What about rapid labor?
On some occasions babies come fast. If your baby came before my arrival window I will still make sure you have beautiful early postpartum documentation for at least two hours.
Will you take pictures below my waist?
That is completely up to you! Everyone has their own preferences, some would like above the waist only and others would like all the raw beauty of birth captured.
Will you share my birth story?
I am always honored to be able to share birth stories but I respect everyone's wishes. You will get to choose what kind of content you'd be okay with me sharing, even if that's none at all!
Can we hire you as our doula and our photographer?
Absolutely! The majority of the births I've captured have been my birth clients too!
Why should I hire a professional instead of just having a friend or my partner take photos?
It takes a lot of practice and experience to capture beautiful high quality images in nearly no light situations and hospital lighting. If you're looking for high quality memories hire a professional - you won't regret it! I am also a trained and experienced birth doula who knows a lot about respecting and honoring the birth space as well as holding a supportive calm presence.
What areas do you serve?
While I am a Lexington, KY Birth Photographer, I travel to capture births all over Central Kentucky!
Do you offer Videography? Or any other add-ons?
Birth Videography $800
Standard Documentation $1,350 - Maternity Session, Birth Photography, Newborn Photography
Premium Documentation $2,300 - Maternity Session, Birth Photography, Birth Videography, Newborn Photography
How much does birth photography cost?
Birth photography is $1,200 and includes 150 hand-edited images through a digital gallery within three weeks after birth. 24-hour sneak peeks that you will be able to use in any way you desire. Documentation from active labor to one hour postpartum.
"Pregnancy and birth are such a personal, vulnerable experience. So many people had expressed a lack of confidence in my ability to have a HBAC, but I had a strong vision for a redemptive, healing birth and capturing all the beauty therein. From the moment we talked on Zoom the first time, Angelia exuded positivity, light and excitement for the birth images I was hoping to capture. She was the most kind and sensitive photographer in our maternity photos, and so flexible to try and recreate photos from our previous pregnancy. Our birth photos were overwhelmingly gorgeous. I cried when she sent over the first sneak peaks and especially watching our birth video. She captured all the little details that I didn’t even know I wanted to remember - the twirl of the umbilical cord, the sweat on my nose and brow as I delivered the placenta, the intensity of my husband’s concentration while supporting me through contractions, and my son’s hands reaching up toward heaven for the first time after being delivered. They were glorious. The newborn and family photos she took after the birth were so wonderful too. We have three toddlers and she was so patient and encouraging to them, eliciting the most genuine smiles and sweet camaraderie between them and our new addition. We couldn’t be more pleased or more thankful for her talent, diligence and most of all - her presence. She is an absolute asset to the birthing community of Lexington!"
- Bellamy Willis
I'd love to hear from you!