Maryland Birth Photographer



documenting your birth story.

Your birth story will be covered in a documentary style with a journalistic approach.  As this is a very intimate & extremely personal session, we will discuss in depth what level of photography you are comfortable with. 

The Experience

Black and white image of newborn baby getting examined by a midwife after a hospital birth in Washington DC


Complimentary Phone or Zoom Consultation

During this consultation, we’ll just get to know each other a bit & chat about the process. 


On- Call Time

After you book your session, I will be on-call for you from your 38th week until baby is born.


Birth Day

Call me as soon as you think you might be in labor and I’ll be on my way to you! I cover labor, birth, + two hours postpartum. 


Gallery Reveal

A few weeks after your session, we’ll have a gallery reveal over Zoom! You can choose the photos that came with your collection + order any additional products or upgrades.
Digitals will be sent to you via digital download.

Session Retainer Fee $995

Products and digitals are sold separately & begin at $900

Please fill out the contact form to schedule a complimentary phone consultation for more details. 

Afterpay & in-house payment plans are available. 

Your Questions

That’s easy! Fill out a contact form as soon as you are ready & I will be in touch within 48 hours. After a quick consult, (which can be done by email, phone, or Zoom), I will send over you proposal & contract.  Once I receive your non-refundable session retainer,  4 weeks surrounding your due date are scheduled on my calendar – meaning I take no other birth clients at that time! 

As soon as possible as I only take one birth client per month. 

Your privacy is very important to me. Absolutely no images are shared unless I have your explicit permission.  No one will see your photos before you do.  

A non-refundable session fee of $995 is required for all birth sessions.  Products are in addition to the session fee & begin at $900.  

Yes! Your balance can be split into monthly payments up to 37 weeks gestation. The amount of your monthly payment will depend on the collection chosen and how early you book. 

Color image of mother stepping out of a birthing tub after a home birth in Northern Virginia by Maryland Birth Photographer

“I cannot say enough good things about the experience working with her. We were a little apprehensive at first, having someone record such an intimate experience, but Melissa was extremely polite, professional and respectful. There were many times we completely forgot she was even in the room. The finished product is far better than we could have ever imagined, Melissa was able to capture so many emotions and feelings throughout the event. This is an excellent way to memorialize a truly amazing and life changing experience.”


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