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What to Expect Birth Photography

I don’t just do maternity, newborn sessions and milestone packages. Nope! I also LOVE the raw emotions and once in a lifetime photographs captured in your Birth Story! Absolutely NOTHING compares to those first seconds when you and your newborn baby lock eyes for the very first time. I’ll be there to capture the details, the expressions and the unforgettable moments before, during and after you give birth.

Let me tell your birth story through timeless and powerful imagery!

I know what you’re thinking – Your water can break at any moment, so how do we make sure I’m there to capture it all? Well, in addition to an in-person consultation to discuss details, I’ll be on call for two weeks before and two weeks after your due date. You’ll also receive unlimited coverage of your labor — no matter how long or short – and at least three hours of post-delivery coverage.

My role in the delivery room is to capture the story of your birth. I will be unobtrusive to the process, meaning I am there but out of the way. I also do not use annoying flash or excessive equipment. This is your birth story, I want to keep the environment as peaceful and natural as possible.

Speaking of which, I tend to take a more “documentary” or “photojournalistic” approach in my birth stories. For example, there will be no posing, just footage of raw emotion and real moments as they happen.

Birth Stories are $1395 and Include:

  • An in-person, prenatal consultation that will go over what to expect during your birth photography story, what specific moments you want documented, any family members who will be included, and how you plan on displaying your images (I recommend a high-quality heirloom album for birth stories!)
  • I will be on-call 24/7 for 2 weeks prior to your due date up until the the big day!
  • Full coverage starting at active labor (5-6cm) as well as up to 3 hours afterward. This includes the entire labor and delivery plus images of your other children meeting the new baby, your partner holding and soothing the baby, as well as the details of weighing, measuring, taking footprints, first bath, learning to breastfeed. All of the new and amazing moments between you and the new tiny human you just brought into the world!
  • 75+ finely edited, high-resolution images documenting your Birth Story, downloaded via your own personalized, private gallery available 3-4 weeks after your Session. In addition, I will walk you through ordering a custom print package tailored to your needs and based on your style and vision. With my help, you will be able to purchase canvases, albums, and other heirloom quality pieces of art to display in your home.

50% of the total session fee is required to save the date. The remainder is due 3 weeks prior to due date. (This is non-refundable.)

Want to see a full Birth Story told through powerful and stunning images? Click here to check out the blog post!

Not yet convinced and want to check out my Birth Story Portfolio? Well, here you go! Take some time to look around my website, view my work and then reach out! CONTACT ME as soon as humanly possible. I only take ONE birth per month so that I can be on call for a full month if needed so it is very important that you reserve your space quickly 🙂

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Christin Lewin specializes in Birth, Baby, and Family Photography in Washington DC and Baltimore, including all of Central Maryland – Columbia, Ellicott City, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Laurel, Frederick, New Market, Mt Airy, Towson, Clarksville, and surrounding areas.