My approach to birth stories is truly documentary. Meaning that I document the true, authentic story of your labor and delivery as it unfolds without any posing whatsoever. This will allow me to capture the raw unforgettable moments of bringing your baby into this world, that you will want to hold on to forever.
A birth story is a collection of images that document and preserve the memories of you and your partner welcoming your baby into this world on their birthday. It tells your baby's birth story by documenting your labor and delivery all the way through the first hour after your baby is born.
Once you are in active labor I will join you at your birthing facility and I will stay until your baby is born. There is no time limit to the birth coverage! I am on call for you 24/7 starting at 38 weeks and will be available day or night. I aim to capture all of the key moments from active labor to one hour post delivery. I take pride in my ability to be a "fly on the wall" so that I am able to respect your birth space and capture your birth without being intrusive.
I offer birth photography as well as birth videography, which gives my clients the option to include a keepsake film that will tell the story of their baby's birth in a more emotional way. Births films are a unique way to document all of those emotions going on in the room during your baby's birth, that photos simply cannot capture in the same way. Imagine being able to capture your baby taking his or her first breath, or even their first cries!
*Birth films are an add-on to your birth story and cannot be booked without photos.
+ Mercy Hospital St Louis
+ Barnes Jewish Hospital
+ Memorial East
+ St. Joseph Health Center - Lake St. Louis
+ St. Luke's Hospital
+ Missouri Baptist Medical Center
+ Mercy Birthing Center
+ and many more
I document birth stories in birthing facilities throughout the St. Louis and surrounding areas. Including hospitals, birthing centers, or in your home for those who choose a home birth. I take on a very limited number of birth stories throughout the year and book 6 or more months in advance. It is important to book your birth story as soon as possible to ensure that I am available.
I offer birth stories at all birthing facilities in the St. Louis and surrounding areas including but not limited to:
I remember being pregnant with my first baby and getting a folder full of hospital paperwork from my OB around 36 weeks along. One of the pages was titled, “My Birth Plan.” Birth Plan? Can you plan a birth? Doesn’t it just happen when it happens, the doctor delivers your baby, and that’s the end of it?
Being a soon-to-be-first-time-mom at only 22 years old, I had no idea that I could have a say in my birth experience or the care that I would receive. Knowing what I know now and having the experience that I did with my first birth; I wish I would have had someone to help guide me in creating a birth plan that focused on the kind of experience that I wanted and the care that I wanted for myself and my baby.
"Kelly was a dream to work with! The pictures and video are absolutely priceless. My husband says she made labor/delivery easier! We forgot she was even there, yet she captured every little detail. Her images and video of our family finding out the gender of the baby still make me cry! I would highly recommend her for birth photography, you won’t regret it!"
Showcase your favorite images in a custom designed Heirloom Album that can be pasted down through the generations. Many families enjoy creating an album that highlights each milestone, giving a library of memories to their children. Others choose to create a First Year Album that is built overtime and completed with their baby's 12 month session.
FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE MEMBERS RECEIVE AN ALBUM CREDIT TOWARD EACH SESSION
Designing a gallery wall can be an overwhelming task. I am here to help guide you in creating a layout that comes together beautifully, with the option of growing with your family through the years. With my design program, we will take all guesswork out of the process and create a layout that fits perfectly in your space, and complete the process by installing your frames for you.
I offer custom framing services and my goal is to give my clients the most archival framing possible. The absolute best way to protect your prints for the longest amount of time is by getting them properly framed behind glass, conservation acrylic or museum acrylic. This gives the highest level of protection against UV light and dust.
Let me take this task off your to do list and create a custom birth announcement using your favorite images to announce your new family to the world.
FIRST YEAR COLLECTIVE MEMBERS RECEIVE 25 COMPLEMENTARY BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS