There has been no better fusion between media and birth than being able to photograph pregnant bellies, births, and new babies. Documenting births is joyous work, and I feel privileged to have celebrated so many babies’ first moments through my lens.

Because I am a labor & delivery nurse at a busy hospital, my schedule does not always allow me to pick up and leave for a birth very easily. I have secured backup photographers who ensure that a skilled and creative photographer will attend your birth, even if I am unable to do so when your baby decides to arrive. My backup photographers are all skilled artists who are fellow members of the MN Birth Photographers collective, a non-profit organization of which I am also a proud member.


Basic Birth Photography Rates

“On call” photographers for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date
Photos of your labor, birth, and early moments with the baby
“Digital darkroom” of all final images
Disk of final images with rights to print
Investment: $850


Belly & Birth Photography Rates

Studio maternity (belly) photo shoot -- partners and siblings are invited too!
“On call” photographers for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date
Photos of your labor, birth, and early moments with the baby
“Digital darkroom” of all final images
Disk of final images with rights to print
Investment: $1100


Birth & Bambino Photography Services

“On call” photographers for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your due date
Photos of your labor, birth, and early moments with the baby
Studio newborn shoot once the baby is born
“Digital darkroom” of all final images
Disk of final images with rights to print
Investment: $1100



Minnesota sales tax is added onto the photography portion of all packages.


Visit Emily’s photography site to see more maternity & family portfolio samples.


Birth Plan Consultation

While I no longer attend births as a private doula, I am happy to provide you with birth planning consultation. During our two-hour prenatal visit, we will write a birth plan together, discuss any fears or wishes you have for your birth, and practice some comfort measures. I provide my clients with a “birth plan” template, a recommended reading list, and tips for multiple comfort measure supplies. Throughout our working relationship, I am available by phone and email for any concerns you may have.

If you hire a private doula, she will most likely want to help generate your birth plan. My birth planning consultation is for clients who are still unsure about hiring a doula, or have decided to not have additional labor support, but would like guidance in the birth plan writing process.

My recommendation, of course, would be that you do find a doula to attend your birth with you! But offering birth plan writing services is a way that I can still participate in prenatal education and care of the childbearing woman.

Investment: $150