Bright Moon Photography is a full service studio specializing in babies & births and motherhood, too! I am here to help you throughout your experience so your heirloom quality artwork is uniquely suited to your family. From pre-session consultations to delivering your art, I will be here to help you through all of your decisions.
Your birth experience will be unlike any other, even your previous ones! There are so many things that happen while you are bringing your new baby into the world that you may be too exhausted or excited to remember all of them. Having documentary style photography can bring back the intimacy and emotions of your birth while keeping in mind your modesty and preferences.
I never want you to feel more uncomfortable than necessary during your birth, so we'll meet for coffee to discuss your birth plan, and go over the things you definitely do want photographed and the things you definitely don't want photographed.
I am on call for you starting at 38 weeks, available at any time to meet you at the hospital or your home depending on where you will have your baby. I head out the door when you've reached 5 centimeters and stay with you for up to 2 hours after delivery to photograph your family meeting your baby for the first time.
After your birth, I select about 100 photos, make minimal enhancements, and I allow you to go through them and remove any you are not comfortable with. Then you have the option to purchase your images as prints with a glass photo box, or upgrade to a custom designed linen album.
Birth Stories start at $950 and include your pre-consult, on-call availability, birth coverage, glass photo box with 25 prints, and digital files. Custom bundles are available for adding on a Maternity Mini session and/or a Newborn Session.
Newborn safety is my #1 priority in my studio. Your babies are beautiful, and it is a blast dressing them up and taking beautiful photographs of them, but never at the expense of anything that would cause them harm or injury. I have education in baby posing and newborn safety to make sure your new baby has the best care possible while they are here!
The best time for your baby's session is when they are between 5-12 days new! We'll chat during your pregnancy to schedule a tentative session date and I will check in with you around your due date to see how you are feeling.
Please be sure to schedule your newborn session while you are still pregnant to ensure availability!
I photograph all newborn sessions here in my home studio, where I have an array of props, wraps, blankets, outfits, hats and headbands available for your session. Newborn sessions can last up to 3 hours so there will be plenty of time to tend to baby's comfort and needs.
After your session, I select 25 images to enhance and we will schedule a Reveal Appointment so you can purchase your images after seeing them for the first time in print! I will also help you select the perfect display to fit your home and family at this time, and then your digital files will be available in a private online gallery after your purchase.
The newborn session fee is $150, and Art Collections that include custom, heirloom art along with digital negatives starts at $350. The session fee does not include any digital files. Custom bundles are available for adding Milestone Sessions and/or Maternity Mini Sessions.
**NEW** Mini Moon Sessions
These newborn mini sessions are a short 45 minute session done when baby is between 5-12 days old. They include 3 wrapped set ups of baby only, and include 8-9 finished digital files for a flat fee of $300.
*Please note, no siblings or parents are included in these sessions.*
Full Moon Sessions
As much as you wish they wouldn't, those babies grow up! But then they start to show their amazing little personalities and make you fall even deeper in love with them. It's truly amazing to watch them grow!
For Full Moon Sessions, we can plan a session in my home studio or at an outdoor location. We'll talk through outfits and specifics for what you are hoping to get from our session. These sessions last an hour, and I will select 25 images to enhance.
After your session, we'll schedule a viewing appointment so you can look at your images in print and select your artwork. Your digital files will be available to you in your private online gallery after your print purchase is made.
The Full Moon Session fee is $100 and covers the use of the home studio or travel to an outdoor location, my creative talent, our session time, and your proofs. Digital negatives are not included in the session fee. Art Collections start at $350 and include custom, heirloom art and digital negatives.
Maternity Minis are available at a special price with the purchase of another session.
The flat rate for Fall Family Sessions covers the cost of renting the venue, the Crescent Canvas, and the photographer’s time and travel. Digital images will be uploaded to a private online gallery.
Are you ready to chat? I can't wait to hear from you!