Hardie Photography

How It Works

Set up a consultation

It goes without saying that it is extremely important to feel comfortable with all the people attending your birth. This in-person meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each better, talk about your birth plan and get an idea of your specific preferences for photography.

It's also a great time for me to answer any of your questions about how this process works. I can't wait to meet you face to face!


Keep me updated

You'll have my cell phone number, so be sure to text me if anything happens that may indicate labor is close. Irregular contractions? Bloody show? Water breaking? I'd love to know about it, so I can clear my schedule to be with you when the time comes.


When to call

I have clients call me as soon as labor begins – just to give me a heads up. I sleep next to the phone and more often than not, this call comes in the middle of the night. Then we'll keep in touch via text until it is time for me to come over. I usually arrive at the birth around the same time a doula does – when contractions are five minutes apart, when you begin to feel the need for additional support, when it feels like things are really picking up.


Labor and delivery

I stay with you throughout the entire process. I am quietly there, capturing the moments of strength and emotion that are a part of every woman's labor. When your baby is born, you and your partner can be completely present in welcoming your little one. No need to fumble around with a camera – I've got it covered. I photograph tiny feet and relieved smiles and first introductions to family members. Then I discreetly slip out as you continue to gaze in awe over the miracle that you just delivered.


What you can expect

Four weeks after the big event, I will send you the images of your birth story. Already edited and ready for printing or sharing online, clients receive an average of 125 photographs that tell the story of that most amazing experience.

My $1300 fee includes the birth session as well as a digital copy of all edited images, so there's nothing left for you to do but snuggle your baby as you click through the pictures again and again.