My name is Renee Bergeron and I have been offering Bellingham birth photography since 2010. I have photographed over 50 births here in Bellingham, Whatcom, and Skagit Counties. I have experience with hospital births (including c-sections), homebirths, and birth centers.
Why Birth Photography?
Birth photography has been on the rise in the US for the last ten years. It is gaining popularity as people realize that the birth of your child truly is a once in a lifetime event. Birth is beautiful, challenging, intense, and life-changing. Many parents don’t remember the details of their birth story because it is such an emotional and all-consuming event. Time is suspended as you walk through the journey to parenthood.
Why Choose Birth Photography?
1.Choosing Birth Photography Means Less Stress for You
I have given birth to nine babies myself and I understand what a sacred, transforming event birth is. I have only a few snapshots of my own babies’ births, taken by my husband after our babies were born. These photos are treasured, but there are so many moments that were lost in the intensity of the experience.
My husband was my amazing support person and partner through each birth, yet we have almost no photos to look back on. Professional Bellingham birth photography means none of those sacred moments are lost.
When you hire a birth photographer you don’t need to worry about grabbing the camera or depending on your husband or other support people to take photos. It is all taken care of ahead of time, so you can focus on your birth experience.
2. Birth Photography Equipment
As a Bellingham birth photographer, I carry two DSLR cameras and three lenses to each birth. My professional equipment and vast experience in birth photography mean I am able to confidently shoot in a variety of lighting situations.
3. Hiring a Birth Photographer Takes Pressure of Dad
One of my favorite things to capture at each birth is mom and dad’s first reactions when they meet their baby. Whether the baby enters a room full of tears, laughter, or silence, these details are part of his or her story.
Ava came into the world fast and furious.
Hiring a birth photographer means you are not depending on nurses, your support team, or yourself to capture those precious first moments between daddy and baby.
When things don’t go as planned, such as an unscheduled c-section, your birth photographer is there to capture the moments you won’t remember.
And when things do go exactly as planned, your birth photographer is still there to capture every moment, meaning you can focus on your brand new family, not on taking pictures.
4. I Document All the Little the Details of Birth
I document the tiny details so you can focus on your brand new baby.
Babies begin changing as soon as they emerge from the womb. I am there to capture the baby exactly as he or she is at birth.
4. I Document Your Growing Family
Dita was a bit nervous meeting her baby sister, Ailish, for the first time.
Elaina was an active member of her mama’s birth team. She enthusiastically helped cut her baby brother’s cord.
Elaina proudly holding her brother for the first time.
And, sometimes older siblings want to cuddle with mom and the new baby.
The older siblings had mixed reactions watching their baby brother, Mace arrive in the birth pool in their living room.
5. Photos Printed and Delivered to You
Ever taken what seems like a million photos and never actually get any printed? At Little Earthling Photography, I make sure that it doesn’t happen. Within 4-6 weeks of your birth, you will receive a beautiful box containing a customized flash drive with your images and a variety of 5×7 professional prints.
You also have the option to add on a beautiful professionally bound and printed book of your birth story.
How Can I Afford Birth Photography?
Every photographer is different but I strive to make birth photography available to anyone who truly desires it and is willing to prioritize birth photography. I help make birth photography affordable in three ways.
- I offer payment plans on all birth story packages. We can divide the payments up during your entire pregnancy, making it easier for many families to invest.
- I also offer gift certificates. Hint: birth photography makes a great baby shower gift.
- Investing in my birth photography packages means a discount on all photo sessions during baby’s first year, saving you money.
I hope you have found this information about Bellingham birth photography useful. If you haven’t already, make sure and download my FREE Birth Resource Guide!
To book a session or free consultation call Renee at 360-383-7889 or email me at littleearthling @yahoo.com.
Birth is beautiful, challenging, intense, and life-changing. You can easily remind your memory to hire a photographer.