The Baby Stage | Photography Investment

1. Maternity Photography

Whether or not you feel beautiful during pregnancy, I think it’s soo important to have a strong image of your pregnant self. If you are lucky enough to have a photograph of your own mother while she was pregnant with you, you’ll probably agree that it’s a true treasure to see and have this memory documented. My approach is to simply capture how beautiful you look (even though you may not see that now, you will come to appreciate what you looked like in time).

Maternity Mini:

$550 (30 min coverage, up to 3 subjects, 10 files, online gallery/delivery, weekdays only)

Maternity Basic:

$650 (60 min coverage, up to 4 subjects, 20 files, online gallery/delivery, weekdays only)


2. Birth Photography

If you value quality photographs captured on the most important days of your life, birth photography may be something you have considered. A professional and experienced birth photographer will tastefully capture the story of child birth. Hiring a professional also allows you and your partner to focus your full attention on the experience. My approach is to simply tell the story in a beautiful and honest way. I don’t feel that graphic images are necessary to tell the story and will always capture the story from an angle that is respectful. I can shoot in very low light without any flash so you don’t have to worry about distractions. You never have to worry about where your images might end up. I will under no circumstances share your images unless you have given me consent – not on my website or even any private photography groups. When you book me for birth photography, I will guarantee to be in town 2 weeks before and after your due date. Documentation starts at the active labour stage and ends 2-3 hours after birth for first moments together.

Basic Birth:

$1,500 (still capture only, online gallery/file delivery)

Basic Plus Birth:

$1,650 (still capture only, slideshow set to music, online gallery, USB file delivery)

Birth Video Fusion:

$2,500 (mix of still & short video captures, slideshow set to music, online gallery, USB file delivery)

Birth Film:

$1,900 (full video capture, slideshow set to music, USB file delivery)

Birth Film & Still Capture:

$2,900 (full video capture, still image captures, slideshow of video capture set to music, online gallery, USB file delivery)


3. Fresh Photography

Not all of us are comfortable with the idea of someone from outside of the family being in the birth room, documenting every moment. It’s not for everyone! Some of us care about capturing important moments but we also value these very personal experiences and who we share them with. Fresh Photography captures the first moments after birth and takes place at the location of birth (i.e. hospital, birthing centre, home birth), typically on the first or second day of your baby’s life. My approach to this type of session will include some posing as well as capturing natural moments as they happen (e.g. family meeting baby for the first time, first bath, nursing/bottle feeding, swaddling, changing diapers, etc.). As with birth photography, telling a story is very important to me with this type of session.

Hospital Fresh Session:

$950 (2-3 hrs coverage, unlimited files (~125) online gallery/file delivery)


4. Newborn Photography

Perhaps neither Birth or Fresh Photography is for you. Some of us want some time after our baby is born to heal and come home to where we feel most comfortable. Newborn sessions are done in the comfort of your own home. My approach incorporates a lot of family involvement and interaction. These sessions are NOT only focused on your baby but on the family and your connection. I do not use props. My goal is to always use things from around your home (e.g. blankets) to make the images as personal as I possibly can. These sessions do incorporate me posing you with your family and baby but I will also do my best to capture natural moments as they happen to incorporate a Lifestyle feel to your images. If you want a more significant focus on Lifestyle photographs we can plan to capture your family doing real things with much less emphasis on posed shots (e.g. giving baths, changing diapers, feeding, snuggling, your older kids doing what they do, etc.).

Newborn Basic Session:

$850 (3 hrs coverage, up to 3 subjects, 30 files, online gallery/file delivery) *package NOT  available to families with more than 3 subjects)

Newborn Essential Session:

$1,000 (3 hrs coverage, unlimited subjects, unlimited files (~80), online gallery/file delivery)

Newborn Essential Plus Session:

$1,500 (3 hrs coverage, unlimited subjects, unlimited files (~80), 8 x 10 photo album, online gallery/file delivery)


5. Baby Photography

Once your baby has passed the newborn stage, the next significant milestone that some parents decide to capture is the sitting stage. This usually happens between 5-7 months. Sitting babies make the absolute best models. My approach to Baby sessions also involves family but with a greater focus on the baby. My goal is to capture personality, connection to family and just how darn cute they are!

Baby Mini Session:

$550 (30 min, up to 3 subjects, 10 files, online gallery/file delivery, weekdays only)

Baby Basic Session:

$650 (60 min coverage, up to 4 subjects, 20 files, online gallery/file delivery, weekdays only)


6. One Year Photography

The first birthday is a greatly anticipate milestone. At this stage your toddler will be interacting in lots of fun ways. Crawling, standing, walking – ready to take on the world with their new skills! My approach to One Year sessions will also involve family but with a greater focus on your Toddler. My goal is to capture personality, connection to family, favourite toys and things they like to do and the energy that brings so much joy (and exhaustion) to your life!

One Year Mini Session:

$550 (30 min, up to 3 subjects, 10 files, online gallery/file delivery, weekdays only)

One Year Basic Session:

$650 (60 min coverage, up to 4 subjects, 20 files, online gallery/file delivery, weekdays only)


Bundle Packages

  • Book 2 sessions and receive 10% off
  • Book 3 sessions and receive 15% off
  • Book 4 sessions and receive 20% off
  • Book 5 sessions and receive 25% off

  • Extras

  • Additional Subjects: $75 each
  • USB mailed to you: $50
  • Single full resolution digital file: $25
  • Slideshow set to music: $175
  • Rush order. Complete within 1 week of session date (typical turnaround is 4-6 weeks): $100
  • Upgrade to weekend session (if available): $150

Session Details

  • Newborn sessions takes place in your home. All other sessions take place outdoors in the evenings when the sun is at a low position. Typically 2 hours before sunset time.
  • One location is included in all outdoor sessions.
  • All photos in your gallery are chosen by the photographer.
  • Images are edited to represent the same editing style you see on my website.
  • The turnaround is 4 to 6 weeks on most sessions. Birth sessions take longer to complete – typically 8-12 weeks.
  • Editing of skin includes subtle skin softening and basic pimple/spot removal.
  • A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place in my calendar. Birth deposits are $1,000.
  • Returning clients will receive a 10% discount. This offer cannot be combined with other offers, incentives or promotions.
  • Clients who refer NEW clients to Joyful Emotion Photography will earn 50% off of their next family session for each NEW referral. This does not apply to products or the Newborn Essential Plus package. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.