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

2018: Birth Story Investment: $1350 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 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 $375.

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 12 hours of coverage, beginning with active labor, continuing through delivery, and up to 1 hour after birth
  • Payment plans available

A $750 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, birth story coverage is transferable to a storytelling family session and an 8×8 storytelling album to be used within 6 months of birth.

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...