(This package includes a maternity session if desired. A maternity session booked separately is $280)
For this session, I arrive at the hospital when you are in active labor and stay until 2 hours after baby is born. This allows time for capturing skin to skin time, measurements, footprints, details of hands, feet, and facial features while in the warming crib, 1st bath, and then back to mama and daddy's arms.
(this typically ranges anywhere from 4-12 hours depending on the length of labor, time pushing, and delivery)
Please discuss with your doctor how best to ensure that everyone in the practice who will possibly be on call for your delivery is onboard with photography in the delivery room/O.R. and that the nursing staﬀ (specifically the charge nurse) is aware so that, on the big day there are fewer hoops to jump through.
You have the option to either have a "1st Look" Session when baby is first introduced to his/her sibling(s) or a 45-minute Hospital Session 24-48 hours after delivery.
The entire experience is documented and put into a slideshow.
All digital files are included and put on a thumb drive for final delivery.
*We do not post images or video from any births without written consent from the parents.
The ideal time to shoot is between 4-10 days when your little one will still mimic the positions in the womb.
I come to your house and set up there.
I find it much more relaxing and convenient for mom and baby.
After having 3 children of my own, I am absolutely certain that studio sessions are unfamiliar and inconvenient for any child under the age of 12 years and this, in turn, makes it diﬃcult for the mama. My goal in every session, whether my client is still in utero or 105 years old, is to capture moments that encompass who you truly are in this season of life, including smiles and tears. I have found that the best setting for this is in the comfort and familiarity of the family home.
We started FPS4J to celebrate the life of an extraordinary 15-year-old named Josh Phenix. To learn more about Josh CLICK HERE
We thought it would be a great way to flex our creativity through the lens and capture the spirit of this unparalleled time in our history, while at the same time celebrating the life of a beautiful, brilliant boy.
On a personal note, I have been photographing Josh and his family since he was a little boy. His untimely death sent me into a space of deep sorrow. This is my way of sharing his life and furthering his legacy while providing these moments in time, captured frame by frame. Slowly, the sorrow transforms into peace & gratitude.