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We believe women are strong.  Our passion is encapsulating the power and beauty of Women bringing life into the world. 

chicago birth photography

Birth Story-$1500

This package will tell your story from active labor until 3 hours after your baby arrives. It's the most perfect way to document the primal beauty of labor and birth and your transformation from maiden to mother.

Includes:

  • Optional initial consult and Prenatal meeting
  • On-call 24-7 from 37 weeks
  • Back up photographer
  • Coverage from active labor to 3 hours post partum
  • 80-120 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
  • 30-45 second video trailer of your most important moments set to licensed music
  • Upgrade to a full film package - $450 (40-60 images included in film package)
  • $50 towards add on fresh 48 and newborn sessions.
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Bonding Story-$900

This  package encapsulates the beginning of your lifelong bond. It's perfect for the woman and family who want to keep their birth space extra private but want to document the heart expanding moments right after. 

Includes:

  • In person consultation
  • On-call 24-7 from 37 weeks
  • Approximately 4-5 hours of photography
  • Back up photographer
  • Coverage can start within 1 hour of birth or within the first 24 hours.
  • 60-80 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
  • 30-45 second video trailer of your most important moments set to licensed music *Upgrade to a full film package - $350 (30-40 images included in film package)
  • $50 towards add on fresh 48 and newborn sessions.
 

A $500 initial payment will book your birth session. A $200 initial payment will book your bonding session. The remainder is due at 37 weeks. We accept Cash, Check, CC, and Chase Quick Pay. Discounts are offered for non CC payments. Payment plans are available.


Testimonials

Maggie has a natural gift for capturing the raw emotions of parenting, childbirth, and love that bond a family. She photographed my son Benjamin's birth last February, and i remember going through the photos over and over late into the night after I received them - It was such an amazing gift to be able to look back and see all the pain and beauty of his birthday captured. Maggie is kind, gentle, and unobtrusive in her documentation. She blends into the background as she captures the story unfolding around her. We hired her again for newborn photos when Benji was 2 weeks old, and again when he was 10 months old. As long as Maggie stays in Chicago, I'll never use another family photographer.

~Sarah

 

 

    I wanted birth photography because for me, birth is one of the most special days of my life. Giving birth to my babies has been so monumental and empowering and woven into the person I am, so documenting that moment is a necessity.  I knew that there was no one on my birth team that would be able to take professional photos, and even if photos were taken, I didn't want it to be my responsibility to cull and edit them. Having an objective eye whose only job was to document the event was critical. I also knew the quality of the photos would be so much better hiring a professional. And, I didn't want anyone on my birth team to be left out of the photos or the story they told. I look forward to sharing those photos with my kids as they grow, and have already shared them with family and friends. Investing in those photos was so important that in planning my pregnancy, I made sure to budget for it. ~Maura

    Jill photographed my vbac & it is one of the best investments I've ever made. I struggled with coming to terms with my first birth & knew I wanted to pull out all the stops to have an emotionally healing, beautiful vbac that I could remember in a positive way. The way Jill photographed my husband supporting me during labor are beyond gorgeous. She did a great job of feeling the room, knew the right moment to capture & when to put her camera down. My birth photography gallery took all the bonding moments from our birth & made it into a beautiful story we can pass on for generations. This Is Family changed the way I see photography. I now shy away from posed photos & much prefer documentary! I love you, This Is Family!

    ~Nina


    “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”-Mark Twain

     

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