Birth 

Cleveland birth photographer

Which moments of your labor and delivery would you be okay forgetting?

None of them, right?! 

Well, I can help you. I can freeze every moment of your child's entry into this world, forever. 

Because during labor, we fall into this primal space within ourselves, and honestly, I can barely remember most of my children' births. I don’t want any other mamas to have to wonder what their partner looked like when they first saw you with your child in your arms, or your face when you finally meet that sweet little baby you've been growing inside you for so many months.  

Let me capture the things you might miss, and the moments you want to remember forever. 

I will come to your birthing location day or night when you are in active labor, and stay until baby is 1-2 hours old. 

You will receive 1 image, edited and ready to share with loved ones to announce the birth of your baby within 48 hours of your delivery. 

Birth sessions require me to be on call for you, for a period of up to 5 weeks (depending on when in your pregnancy you deliver), and may have me at the location of your birth for 12 hours or more, documenting your labor, birth and the tender moments where you get to know your newest family member. From hospitals to home births, I'm excited to tell your story. ​

Birth sessions are $5200 and include 100 or more fully edited, high resolution digital images.

An heirloom 8x8 handmade album with a cover of your choosing is included with your birth, showcasing your 50 favorite images. 

I understand that the investment for birth photography is substantial, and am therefore happy to offer multiple financing options. See Info page for further information, and contact me for full details of payment options.  

Please contact me as soon in your pregnancy as you are able, to ensure availability, as several weeks of time have to be kept open per each birth, and at present I can only accommodate 2 births in any calendar month. 

Fresh 48

Cleveland Fresh 48 photograper

For families who love the aesthetic of hospital or birth center photography and want to preserve moments from the those first days with their little one, there is the Fresh 48 session. 

As the name implies, these photos are taken when baby is about 48 hours old, typically before you have left your birthing location, but can also be done in your home if you have had a home birth. 

A documentary style, candid storytelling session of your family welcoming its newest member. 

These sessions run approximately 2 hours, and are $3000. Fresh 48 sessions can include siblings and other family members such as grandparents, or can be an intimate shoot with just you, your partner and your newest addition. You will receive 35 or more fully edited high resolution digital images, in a mix of color and black and white.

 

An heirloom 8x8 handmade album with cover of your choosing, showcasing your 50 favorite images is included with your fresh 48 package.  

I understand that the investment for photography services is substantial, and am therefore happy to offer multiple financing options.

*These sessions are not always scheduled the same way you might schedule your family or maternity photos, because babies have a habit of being born whenever they decide they are ready, and we cannot always get them to nail down a date for us! Generally, the way we schedule a Fresh 48 is that the family lets the photographer know an expected due date, and photographer can make arrangements once the baby has been born to come to the hospital/birthing location when available, within the first 2 days of your new baby's life. For those families who have scheduled c-sections or planned inductions, Fresh 48's can easily be scheduled for specific dates as well. 

akron birth photography

Maternity 

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Maternity 

  • With or without your partner and/or children. We'll meet at an agreed upon location in the Akron/Cleveland area, and spend up to 1 hour together. Includes professional hair & makeup who will travel to your home before your session to make sure you're camera ready.

  • These sessions start at $1200 and include 15 or more images. 

Maternity Boudoir

  • Portfolio & investment information for all of my boudoir work has been moved to the Alchemist Boudoir Studio website. 

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding portraits

  • Keepsake portraits of mother and baby (or toddler) nursing, shot in my studio. Plan to spend up to 30 minutes with me while I capture your breastfeeding portraits. Professional hair & makeup is available, and will travel to hour home prior to our session to make sure you're camera ready.  

 

  • These sessions are $1200 and include 15 or more images. 

Financing options available.

Information about my boudoir work can be found via www.alchemistboudoir.com