Home or Hospital
*$400 to be paid up front and the balance by 36 weeks.
Includes the following:-
Pre Birth Consultation
I would love to meet you and take you and your birth supporters out for coffee and discuss birth, photography and whatever you like! It's a great way to break the ice and feel comfortable with each other before meeting in labour. You have the opportunity to ask any questions you like and I can go through a few things about what to expect from me during your labour and birth.
3 weeks before & 2 weeks after your EDD
Labour & Birth + 2 hours after Birth
Call anytime you are comfortable having me there, whether you are at home or hospital and I'll stay to capture the labour, birth, first cuddles, first feed, baby's weigh, measurements and midwife checks.
If you would like a backup photographer, this can be arranged and payment will be passed on. If not, you are welcome to exchange for a Newborn Session, Fresh 48 or a session of your choice.
*No refunds will be given due to the nature of on call work.
Digital Birth Announcement & Sneak Peek
As soon as possible I will send you a sneak peek to your phone.
Within 24 hours you will also be provided with a custom Digital Birth Announcement to use on social media and send to family and friends.
All Edited Images will be provided on a beautiful engraved keepsake boxed USB. Average Digitals provided for birth changes depending on the length and circumstances of your labour. Expect around 50+ images, although it's not unusual for birth to be around 100+ images.
Extras - Prints, Albums, Thankyou Cards etc.
An A La Carte price list can be provided at any time should you decide you would like to print your images or arrange a beautiful album etc.
Why book with Bella Arte Photography?
Birth to me is private, intimate and to be respected. My priority is always the birthing mother and her right to have a safe space to labour in. I am respectful of the professionals in hospital who have a job to do and will maintain the space for them and your birth supporters to fulfil their roles also. The camera shutter will be as quiet as possible and the lights will only be raised with subtlety, when it won't be disturbing to the labouring mother. I will take my cues from whatever and whoever is in the environment at the time even if this may mean stepping out for a few minutes to give the two of you time together to labour or holding your hand and reassuring your birth supporter that they are doing amazing too.
Birth is a miracle unfolding and I will treat it as such.