Documentary Birth Photographer in Buffalo, New York

Birth Photography 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 10 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.

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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 pieces 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

Birth Photographer in Buffalo NY

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Birth Photography Prices

2020: Birth Story Investment: $1600 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,  photography of active labor (up to 11 hours), and up to 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.

After the session I have the option for you to add on a beautiful keepsake album and include all of your favorites from the birth (20 pages):

  • 8 x8 Essex Album $550
  • 10 x 10 Essex Album: $650

All Birth Photography Coverage Includes

  • Consultation to discuss birth plans
  • On-call from 10 days prior to your birth to 2 weeks after
  • Documentation of birth includes up to 11 hours of labor coverage, beginning with active labor, continuing through delivery, and up to 1 hour after birth
  • Payment plans and packages available with the option to add on fresh 48, 6 month and first year portraits.

A $800 retainer is due to book me as your birth photographer. The remaining balance is due at 36 weeks. Because of the unpredictable nature of birth, if I miss the birth for any reason, birth story coverage is transferable to a family session and an 10×10 heirloom album to be used within 1 year of birth OR two family sessions with Brian, (including set of high resolution images), to be used within 13 months of the birth date.

Recommended Birth Providers and Women’s Wellness Care in Buffalo, New York


Fika Midwifery

The Birthing Center of Buffalo

Birth Doulas

Rebecca Mercurio of Whole Nine Wellness 

Jennifer Lombardo of Buffalo Doula Services

Post Partum Doulas

Jennifer Lombardo

Deidre Medina of Ebb and Flow

Maternity Massage Therapists in Buffalo New York with a Pregnancy Massage Table:

Rebecca Mercurio of Whole Nine Wellness 

Gina Grabenstatter Grabenstatter Wellness

Acupuncturists Specializing in Fertility in Buffalo, New York:

Ashlyn Pardee of Acupuncture Buffalo


Dr. Jess of Family Chiropractic