BIRTH STORIES


Starting aT $1950

“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.” 
— Ina May Gaskin

As a birth doula, photographer and filmmaker, I do my best to help each family create a beautiful, supportive and powerful birth experience. From a planned c-section to a hands-off home birth, I am there to support you as a part of your birth team, and document your whole story as it unfolds. 

I can't wait to tell your STORY

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HOW IT WORKS


Each birth photography package includes a phone or in-person conversation where we discuss what your birth preferences are, when to call me and what my role is. A payment of $800 is due upon booking to hold your spot, as a limited number of births are taken each month to ensure I am not overbooked. I am officially on-call from 38 weeks for photography and/or doula services, and work with amazing backups in the event that I am unable to make it, even before the official on-call time. I photograph your active labour, the birth and then I stay after your baby arrives for about 2 hours to document your first moments as a family. 

You will receive a handful of announcement photos within 24 hours. The remainder of your images you will receive 4-6 weeks after the birth of your baby. This gives you a bit of time to process the birth from your perspective before you see it from mine. 


WHAT IT COSTS

All birth story collections include my on-call time and allow me to be available to you in the weeks surrounding your expected due date .

Digital images, albums and prints are purchased separately via through the collections below.  
The minimum investment for birth photography is $1950.

Payment plans are available. All fees subject to applicable taxes. Clients willing to sign a full model release receive a 5% discount.


COLLECTIONS

Includes on-call time. Collections must be chosen and paid for by 1 month before your due date.

THE DELUXE | 2890

Full Digital Gallery
Slideshow with Video Clips
Storybook Album
(or 6 payments of $498.33)

THE MINI | 1890

50 Digital Files
(photographer’s choice)
Mini Slideshow or Mini Album

THE BASIC | 2490

Full Digital Gallery
Slideshow with Video Clips
(or 6 payments of $465)


THE WHOLE STORY | 4800

Maternity Session with Some Video
Full Digital Birth Gallery (100-150 images) plus
Fresh Baby or Newborn Session with Some Video
Full Story Slideshow with Video Clips
80 page Storybook Album
(or 6 payments of $816.67)

THE FILM FOCUS | 3200

Full Birth Film - all video
Digital Gallery of 30+ images
(or 6 payments of $550)


ADD DOULA SERVICES | 900

I am a fully trained Birth Doula and certified Breastfeeding Educator. See HERE for more info. 
Doula services can be added to any birth photography collection except for a Full Film.

 

Want to customize your package even more? Click HERE


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NOT SURE IF YOU WANT YOUR FULL BIRTH DOCUMENTED?

I have some options for you! These are is a wonderful alternative to birth photography, as they are purely documentary, and a beautiful way to remember baby's first days in your family without having me there for the actual birth. 

I am on call from 38 weeks until your baby's birth. This session is approximately 90 minutes long and takes place at your home or in the hospital, usually your chosen place of birth. I document the way your family celebrates this new life, the way you add to your family story.  This includes special moments like siblings and family meeting baby, or bringing baby home.

These sessions lend themselves beautifully to film, as those little newborn grunts, squeaks and movements are gone so incredibly fast!

GOLDEN HOUR | 1600

Includes my on-call time and 40 digital images of your choice with the option to purchase more. You notify me when you are in labour and when baby is born, and I will arrive approximately 1 hour after your birth to capture some beautiful first moments for you, which will likely include the newborn exam, weighing, first feed, partner skin to skin etc. Add a 1 minute birth announcement film for $400.

FRESH BABY | 990

Includes my on-call time and 20 digital images of your choice, with the option to purchase more. You notify me when baby is born, and I will arrive within 24-48 hours of your baby’s birth depending on my availability. Add a 1 minute birth announcement film for $400.


Your birth story, recorded on film forever.  Watch what it feels like.

“Alyssa took birth and newborn photos for me, she was amazing! …She was at the hospital right when I got there and she stayed after to capture my daughters first moments. She was so wonderful in the delivery room, supporting and encouraging me and my husband all while taking tons of photos! The finished product for both the birth and newborn photos are gorgeous.

I would recommend her to anyone wishing to capture the amazing moments of giving birth! I can’t say enough good things, she’s professional and she will make sure the finished product is perfect.”
— Julia


FEATURED BIRTH STORIES

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Alyssa has this sweetness and confidence to her. She is passionate about the work she does and is a great advocate! I had her as my doula and birth photographer with my second baby and I am so very thankful that she was there with me. It was an amazing experience because I was able to focus on what I needed to do and she took care of everything else including taking care of my 3 year old and my husband!
— Katy

Birth photography is a powerful tool to be able to normalize birth and I absolutely love to be able to share photos to help raise awareness about how beautiful and powerful birthing women are, however, sharing images is NOT a requirement of working with me. Birth is very private, and I completely understand wanting to keep it that way. As little or as much as you would like to share, I will completely respect and support your decision!



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I SERVICE THESE VANCOUVER/FRASER VALLEY HOSPITALS: 

Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital

AS WELL AS HOME BIRTHS IN THE FOLLOWING LOwer mainland CITIES:

Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, Langley, White Rock, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Belcarra, Port Moody, Anmore, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford.