After shooting births and newborns for the past 10+ years, it was not until the day we met our baby girl, that I actually understood just how important my job truly is.
The birthday of our daughter is hands down the best day of our lives. To have it documented in a way that I can look back, treasure & reflect on means more than I could ever share. It was such a whirlwind, and it was not until I looked back at photos and video that I was actually able to fully grasp what I just experienced. There were so many moments I missed while in the midst of it. How could I have missed the way my husband cried the moment we pulled her to my chest? In the midst of contractions, I missed the sweet embraces and look of concern on his faces. It is a sacred moment in time that I am honored to be a part of with my clients.
The BirthStory combines photo and video on the day you meet your child. I also have add ons that can enhance your BirthStory, like Maternity, Fresh 48 and newborn photos. 9 months of anticipation, waiting & dreaming about your baby leads up to that one moment. Check out some of my BirthStories below & see for yourself. We also have availability for individual sessions. Inquire below.
"We have a birthstory for both of our children and to describe how much they mean to us is nearly impossible - they are everything. Each birthstory carries us back to the most magical times in our lives, capturing our feelings of anticipation, joy, and gratitude. The stories are ours, but Ashley is the storyteller and she does it with true kindness, compassion, and grace. She made me feel beautiful and confident as a mom. She quietly and respectfully captured the raw emotions we felt when meeting our baby girl. She has held our babies and loved on them like they were her own. And because of who she is as a person, she tells the most perfect stories through her photography. We are forever thankful for the gifts she has given us in our birthstories."
-Michelle + Matt
"We heard about the "Birth Story" when we were awaiting our first child and the idea of having a photographer there for our birth had never even occurred to me. After I watched a friend's birth story I knew it was something we had to do and it is one of the best investments I have ever made. With our second child, although we now lived several hours away, we knew we had to do whatever we could to have Ashley there again. Without fail, she captured our story perfectly yet again. Of all my earthly possessions, our birth stories are at the top of the list. They are so beautifully crafted from start to finish that it not only allows you to relive the details of such a crazy beautiful day, but also to share it with your children as they grow. Ashley is a phenomenal photographer, but more than that, she is an incredibly talented artist. "
-Ashley + Jake
"I am blessed beyond words to have had Ashley capture the birth of my 4 children. I have these beautiful compilations of videos and photos that represent strength, beauty and love. The birth stories are a gift that you give yourself and your sweet babies to remind you and them of the delicate details of the true meaning of what it's all about. My husband and I concur, besides the baby....these were the best gifts we ever received."
-Andrea + Jonas
It was quite the emotional journey putting together my own BirthStory. There are so many moments that flew by, especially during my Labor and those precious first few weeks. I wish more than anything that I could've bottled up that time to make it last, but I guess this is the next closest thing.
BirthStory collections start at $2,400 & Individual portrait sessions begin at $450.
Contact me to check availability, more detailed pricing or a custom quote.
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