Birth stories are the greatest love stories ever told. They are transformative stories of the powerful act of bringing a baby earth side. They are stories of connection between partners, of immeasurable strength, and of unparalleled love greater than any. They are raw, intimate, sacred and breathtakingly beautiful stories of women being born into mothers and the life that follows.
Customize Your Own Birth Photography Collection
When you book Birth Photography with me, you'll experience a photographer that truly cares and invests time in you and your growing family. I believe women are extraordinary and all birth is beautiful. It is an incredible privilege to be trusted to document a family's birth story. I am deeply committed to creating a visual narrative of your labour, birth and first hours together as a new family that you can look back on for years to come and re-live the magic of your once in a lifetime experience as often as you want.
Initial Complimentary Consultation- Our first visit is free of charge and carries no obligation. We will meet to discuss my Birth Photography services and your wishes and expectations for birth photography. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another, go over any initial questions you may have, and see if working together feels like the right fit. If you decide to move forward with my Birth Photography services, the next steps involved will be to sign a contract, fill out an intake form and pay a reservation (on call) fee. Once the signed contract, intake form and reservation fee has been received, your due date is officially reserved in my calendar.
Prenatal Meeting - Approximately 4 weeks before your due date, we will schedule a prenatal meeting to discuss your upcoming birth, answer any questions you have, and go over what aspects of your birth you would (or would not) like photographed. Your comfortability and privacy is very important to me. I will also go over details such as suggestions for what to wear and instructions for when to call me to your birth.
Birth Photography All Inclusive Collections
Your Birth Day- I am on call for you starting the date of hire. Once it has been confirmed you are in active labour, I will get ready and head your way. I start taking photos the moment I arrive and finish 2 hours after the birth of your baby. With my extensive Doula training and experience, I completely understand childbirth and respect the sacredness of your birth space. I work seamlessly with your entire birth team to ensure my role as your birth photographer compliments your birth wishes. I will work quietly and unobtrusively in the background, working with what is happening during your labour to authentically capture and document the candid moments of childbirth...
If you're interested in having the details of your birth story documented, fill out the secure contact form below, and we'll schedule a time to meet! I would be overjoyed to have a cup of coffee/tea with you to get acquainted, go over my birth photography services and discuss your wishes and expectations for birth photography. I only accept 4 clients per month so it's never to early to contact me to ensure your due date is reserved. I look forward to hearing from you!
Add a Welcome Baby Fresh 48 Photography Session to capture the hazy first moments as a family | $350
Add a Babymoon Newborn Photography Session to document the blissful time of life with a newborn | $350
Add Birth Doula Support for a prepared, confident and empowered Birth and Postpartum |$350
Re-live the magic of this blissful time with a photo - video clip fusion slideshow set to licensed music | $500
Watch your story come to life in a 3 min photo slideshow set to licensed music | + $300
Add an 8x10, Heirloom Storybook Album | + $500
Your Birth Photography Experience
Let's get to know one another!
...the tender, intimate moments and sheer emotions shared between you and your partner throughout labor...your strength and determination as you work through each contraction...the life transforming moment your baby takes it's first breath...the look of wonder in your eyes as you finally meet your baby who has been growing inside of you for many months...the moment that you and your baby lock eyes and fall in love at first sight...the heart expanding first feed and skin to skin time together...the love soaked first moments together as a new family.
My Experience As A Birth Photographer
Below you will find three, all inclusive Birth Photography Collections to choose from. Each collection includes 75 - 150 documentary style, hand edited, black and white and/or colour digital images with printing rights. The exact number of images depends on the unique length and unfolding of your story. Each collection comes with a gift of a keepsake wooden photo box filled with printed, 4x6 images from your entire gallery, a USB containing all of your digital files, and printing rights allowing you the ability to order your own prints.
Postpartum Visit- Approximately 3-5 weeks after the birth of your baby, we will arrange a time to meet for a postpartum visit. I will hand deliver a gift of a wooden photo keepsake box filled with printed, 4x6 images from your birth, and a USB containing the digital files of your entire gallery. I will also bring coffee (or tea) and some goodies to enjoy while we catch up, discuss your birth experience and view your images.
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Your Birth Story - $1200
Jennifer Strilchuk of Blossoming Birth Services offers professional Photography and a continuum of Birth and Postpartum Services to families throughout the beautiful Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland BC: Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, and everywhere in between!
To reserve your due date for any of the above Birth Photography packages or for your own custom designed Birth Photography package, a signed contract and a $500 on call fee is due at the time of booking. Your on call fee is applied to the package you choose. Since Birth Photography is an investment, I offer flexible payment plans to clients who book in advance. The remaining balance is due by 37 weeks at our in-person prenatal meeting.
Raw. Breathtakingly Beautiful. Powerful. Transformative. Sacred
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER?
I am a professional, certified Birth Photographer through Birth Becomes Her, a graduate of The Birth Film Workshop from Everyday Films and a proud member of Canadian Birth Photographers and International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.
I have worked seamlessly to establish positive relationships with local Midwives, Physicians and Obstetricians where I'm welcomed into the birth space to document their patient's birth story. I have experience with photographing home birth, hospital birth, cesarean sections, water birth, VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), natural birth, medicated birth, hypno-births, surrogate/intended parent births, multiples birth, high risk birth and inductions. Every one was miraculous!
Birth Photography encapsulates the deeply powerful, transformative nature of birth and preserves the emotions and many details, big and small so you can remember every single moment from the day your precious family grew. The photos will bring you right back to the moment in time they were taken and enable you to forever re-live the magic of your once in a lifetime experience over and over again. These memories will be treasured for generations to come.
Hiring a professional Birth Photographer to document your Birth Story is a priceless investment you will not regret.
Your Birth Story - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Choose from the add-ons below to customize your very own unique Birth Photography Package designed just for you. All customizations are in addition to your chosen Birth Photography Collection listed above and must be paid in full by 37 weeks at our in person prenatal meeting. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
The Supported Birth Journey - $1550
I believe Birth Photography is a powerful way to normalize birth. It is an honour to capture the power of birth and the wonderfully strong and intrinsically beautiful nature of a woman's body. I love sharing images that encapsulate the beauty of women bringing life into the world. I am grateful to the families who trust me to document their stories and choose to uplift others by sharing it. However, sharing images is not a requirement of working with me. Having given birth to six babies and through my work as a Doula, I acknowledge birth is a very private, vulnerable, sacred and intimate experience and I completely understand if you want to keep it that way. As your Birth Photographer, I respect and support your choice in how much or how little you would like to share.
Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack BC
As one of the most meaningful days in your life, your birth story deserves to be documented and remembered with vivid detail.
The Birth Of A Family - $1850
Words of Love From Previous Clients
"The pictures are so beautiful and real. I can't even describe the feelings they give me when I look at them."~ Cathy
"Jen is an extremely talented birth photographer, capturing the best (and emotional) moments during labor and after birth, while being unobtrusive and letting my husband and I enjoy those moments as a couple - we feel so grateful to have those moments captured, images we will cherish for years and will someday show our son as we tell him his story." ~ Alla
"Jen captured the most stunning birth photos I have ever seen! All of the euphoric emotions we had in those immediate moments after the birth are forever captured in a series of amazing photos." ~ Amanda
"The pictures turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined and I feel like Jen truly captured my birth story in those images. I am so grateful to have them." ~ Kuljeet
"We are so grateful for the photos and love to look back at them and reflect on those wonderful moments when we met our daughter for the first time." ~ Andrea
"The photos are incredible! Truly a reflection of what we went through, something that we will always treasure and cherish. We are so grateful that Jen was able to document these moments to photography and then share them with us." ~ Shivani