BIRTH STORIES

Discounted packages that include maternity, birth, fresh 48, and newborn sessions are available. Additional savings with no pre-booking requirement available for clients who book more than one session during the year (outside of a package).

Please contact me for full pricing details.

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*Please note that all prices are subject to 5.5% Wisconsin sales tax.

what to expect

CONSULTATION

After initial inquiry & interest, we’ll set up a casual meeting (usually for coffee) where we can get to know each other better and discuss in further detail what your birth story looks like. We’ll also take care of some paperwork and set up your payment plan.

SESSION GUIDANCE

Upon booking, I provide you with a session guide that includes information to help prepare you for having your birth photographed as well as answer any questions you may have. The guide also includes suggestions on what to bring & what to wear for birth.

IT’S BABY TIME

Throughout the final weeks of your pregnancy, we will stay in close contact. Once you reach 37 weeks, I am on call & available 24/7 until baby arrives. During labor, your only job is to focus on baby, be completely in the moment, and let me work my magic!

STORY REVEAL

About 3 weeks after baby’s arrival, you will receive a link to view your image gallery. And yes, you’ll probably need a kleenex handy! Along with your gallery, you will also have immediate access to download & share your images.

BIRTH

There are few moments in our lives as powerful as the birth of our children. Birth photography is about anticipation, new life, and the love that comes with it. It provided a documentary story of your support during labor, those precious first moments with your baby, and all the small details that tell the story of bringing your baby into this world. Hiring a birth photographer allows you and your partner to completely experience the birth of your baby, knowing your memories are being professionally captured by someone who has both experience in attending births, as well as professional knowledge of their camera equipment. My ultimate goal is to capture those intimate moments of your birth without interfering with your personal birth space. 

As a former midwife, I have over 25 years of experience attending births in a variety of capacities including birth doula to home birth assistant, professional midwife, and birth photographer. I have been attending births in the Madison, Wisconsin area since 2002 and have worked first hand with many of the midwives, obstetricians, and labor and delivery nurses in this community. As a photographer, I have 11 years experience photographing births, newborns, babies, pregnant mamas, and families. I photograph with Canon Mark IV and have a Canon Mark III as a back up — you can never have enough back ups. 

Birth collections begin at $1,300 and include my guaranteed on call time from 37 weeks gestation until the day your sweet baby is in your arms (plus 2 hours after!). Birth collections also include video & custom slideshow upgrade options  For my birth photography clients, I also offer the option to add on my professional doula services at an additional cost.

COLLECTIONS BEGIN at $1300

I personally abide by a Code of Ethics for professional birth photography that I truly believe in. To read that Code of Ethics, please CLICK HERE.

faqs

I am interested in having my birth documented, when should I contact you to book?
I highly recommend booking me as soon as you know you want me to be your birth photographer. I book a limited number of births per month and some months I choose to take off call to spend more time with my family. I continue to have mamas contact me as soon as their pregnancy test is positive!

What does being on-call mean as far as my birth?
In a nutshell, it means that I am available to your 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week, from 37 weeks of pregnancy, until the day your baby is born.  Yes, this does mean you are allowed to call me at 3 am, and I will happily answer my phone for you! Contracted on call times can be adjusted for multiples or pregnancies expected to deliver pre-term, as well as pregnancy complications that require you to give birth earlier. This can be discussed in detail at our first meeting together.

What is it like having you at our birth?
My ultimate goal as your birth photographer is to capture those intimate moments of your birth without interfering with your personal birth space. I have been told by clients whose births I have attended that….

“Anya has a comforting, reassuring presence. She is an expert at reading the energy of the space and matching it, or bringing what is needed.”  — Jen B,  labor and delivery nurse, birth photography client

“Anya kept a peaceful atmosphere in our home, she was patient and kind. She even named our son because we couldn’t come up with a name.”  — Diana J, midwife client x 2 births

“Anya is a lovely witness to the raw and wonderful birthing process who captures it with photography and video, which is an invaluable gift.”  — Leslie S,  labor and delivery nurse/ midwifery student

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MADISON WISCONSIN BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER

forever thankful

That night 5 years ago when we were so grateful our photographer lived much closer than our midwives – and that our photographer used to BE a midwife. We will be forever thankful for the images that document Arwen’s fast journey earth-side, the quiet minutes that followed of just Curtis and me taking her in, and the wonder in the eyes of two sleepy brothers being woken to meet their sister. We looked through the images last night as a family, and I had forgotten Noah’s reaction to seeing the placenta and they were so smitten with her right from the start. Thank you, Anya.

– JEN

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P: (608) 347 – 6672

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