Atlanta Birth Photography: The Birth of Claire, An Unmedicated Delivery

 

I was able to meet with Tess and Chris in the last weeks of her pregnancy. In talking with Tess, I felt an instant connection. She reminded me of myself before I had my first child. Tess was going to be delivering at Northside Hospital, a hospital with the highest cesarean section rate in metro Atlanta. I wasn’t sure how a natural birth would look at Northside, but I had a good feeling Tess and Chris were going to make it look easy.

I wasn’t sure how a natural birth would look at Northside, but I had a good feeling Tess and Chris were going to make it look easy.

It was the middle of the night when their doula, Cynthya and I headed up to Northside to join Tess and Chris. Tess progressed very quickly and when we arrived, was having an ideal Hypnobabies labor. As Tess was laboring in the shower, the baby’s name was decided. The last moments before Claire was born were tense but she was perfectly healthy and vocal from the very beginning. The connection and energy between Tess and Chris that night was intensely beautiful and something I will never forget and I'm glad they have this video and photographs to memorialize the day/night.

 

Video shared with client's enthusiastic permission!

 
Photography
from 300.00

You can get "Glamour Shots" from other photographers. Be Real.

Christina takes a photojournalistic approach when shooting, whether capturing a birth, pregnancy photos, or a snuggly newborn. Although she does some post processing of photos, she never edits so much that you and your family become unrecognizable or glamorized. Your photos will show you glowing but it will be all natural!

As a professional photographer and labor doula, Christina Hodgen makes every effort to respect and honor your birth space. Her camera has a silent shutter mode and she uses existing light rather than artificial flash, so she remains a quiet participant.


BirthYearBook $1800*

Pregnancy / Birth / Newborn

  • Prenatal planning session to discuss labor/birth photo preferences
  • Labor and birth photography
  • Pregnancy photo shoot approx 2 hours of coverage 
  • Newborn photo shoot approx 2 hours of coverage
  • Edited files with unlimited personal printing rights
  • 2 newborn mini-books
  • 2 hardcover BirthYearBooks documenting your personal journey from pregnancy to baby
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends

Just Birth Photography $1200*

  • Prenatal planning session to discuss labor/birth photo preferences
  • Labor and birth photography
  • Edited files with unlimited personal printing rights
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends


Welcome Baby Photography Session $450*

This photo journalistic style session takes place in your home during the first few weeks following your baby's birth. This is designed to capture not only the parents getting to know the baby, but other family members such as siblings, grandparents, and fur-babies.

  • Family photography session; approx 2 hours of coverage
  • Edited files with unlimited personal printing rights
  • 2 newborn mini-books
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends
     


If you'd like to talk with Christina or Cynthya about this service, please request a consult here.


*Special pricing for current doula clients of The Happiest Doulas (as listed at 15-20% discount). If you'd like to separately purchase photography services, please visit www.BirthYearBook.com.
 

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