I am currently booking PORTFOLIO sessions for this service!
For the portfolio sessions – I would charge half of the normal retainer fee of $1200 ($600 plus tax) – for my use of some of the photos for my portfolio and website (on this page). This portfolio building fee applies to the first 3 clients who book this model call session, even if you are due later in the fall.
I will not use any intimate photos (no crowning or photos directly showing any genital areas, nipples, etc – if you are wanting those taken) on my website … and, if you prefer, I will stay by the head of your bed during delivery… the photos I would prefer to use may be a some from labor (such as support photos with your partner, etc), detail shots that I want to take such as the baby heartbeat monitors, equipment, etc…. and immediately as/after baby is born, such as the baby entrance as the physician transfers him/her to your chest, and your reaction/partners reactions, documentation (weighing, footprints, and nurses working with the new baby). I will stay with my model for up to one hour after birth to take photos of baby and your bonding time such as breastfeeding, etc. There may be some very light directing, but birth photography is a RAW documentary style session, and I would mostly be staying back out of way and just photographing your active labor and delivery, and for a short time after documenting the baby for you. Please contact me whether you are having a c-section, hospital birth, birth center or home birth!
The requirement would be $200 down and the balance due before 36 weeks.. You will be able to see & approve any images I am considering to use before they are posted and/or used for portfolio purposes… but all studio quality images taken will be released to you for your personal use, and does come with a print release.
The sessions would regularly be $1200 – due to the nature of the sessions, being on call in the middle of the night etc, for two weeks before and after a mother’s due date, and the delivery of 100+ photos in a mixture of color and in black and white on a custom personalized USB. The regular full priced session would also include a 6×6 keepsake Signature album with a variety of images (the model call does not), designed by the photographer.
The photos would be amazing, and it would be an amazing experience for me too, but I would have to charge for the model call session, for sure… unlike I normally do with a model call…. on this particular type of session, as I have to have an on-call babysitter, etc.
I do however guarantee your satisfaction of the images… if you are not satisfied, you will be issued a full refund for the model call session minus the $200 retainer.
Anyhow… let me know if you might be interested. One of the main reasons I was looking for someone further into the summer later July/August would be the about of the session fee required in a short notice time. I do sure appreciate you taking the time to message me about this. I’m excited to offer this service and get it going! <3
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