Birth Photography Buffalo NY

Birth Photographer Buffalo, NY

A reminder of all that is true

As a Birth Photographer in Buffalo, I am currently photographing births that are using facilities within a 5 mile radius of my home, including home births, and births that take place at any of the following: The Birthing Center of Buffalo, Sister’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Buffalo Midwifery Services. For first time births & v-bacs I only accept birth stories that have hired a birth doula to be present.

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For the last 8 years I have photographed over 150 weddings with my husband, Brian. In 2016 I decided to take a short hiatus from wedding photography to work on some personal projects and we soon after found ourselves pregnant with our first baby. Fast forward 10 months later, after 68+ hours of labor, we gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Vera.  After the birth of my daughter, I felt a shift deep inside;  a closed piece of my heart cracked wide open. I found myself journaling about a strong pull to be reconnected to the birthing process, a desire to be involved in a separate way other than just experiencing it myself. I wasn’t sure what this way of reconnection would be, but slowly, the piece are coming together.

I photographed my first birth when my daughter turned 8 weeks old. The call came in the middle of the night and my heartbeat was my first indication that this call to photograph births was something I would need to listen to. Each time I have returned to the birthing space since that moment, I am overcome by a feeling of returning home, to that sacred space of the in-between.

I would be honored to be your buffalo birth photographer. If you would like to learn more, please say hello at info@shawphotoco.com

Birth Photography Prices

**I am currently seeking one home birth to photograph for marketing purposes. I am offering a rate of $850 plus tax to the first home birth I book in 2018. Please inquire for details ***

2018: Birth Story Investment: $975 plus tax

My birth photography rate includes me being on call 10 days prior to your due date up until two weeks after your due date, a back up birth photographer for the dates I am unavailable to be on call, photography of active labor (up to 12 hours), and 1 hour of after birth photography to capture the initial bonding time between parents & baby. Birth story investment also includes a set of all high-resolution images with reproduction release. A 8.5 x 8.5 storytelling album with all of your favorites from the session can be added on for $250.

Baby Maya Christina Birth Story | Fika Midwifery Buffalo NY

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2017 was a transformative year for us. We welcomed our first baby into this world and our hearts were cracked open wide. After our own birth experience I started to...

A birth Story at The Birthing Center of Buffalo

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In the weeks following Vera's birth I often found my mind wandering back to those transformative hours of labor, trying to piece together the in-between moments.  As Vera continued to grow...
Birth Photography Buffalo NY

Maxwell | A Birth Story at Sister’s Hospital | Buffalo NY

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Within a week of posting about a dream of wanting to start photographing births to compliment my postpartum doula work,  a birth called me as a witness.Baby Maxwell, you are...