Pittsburgh Birth Photographer

Pittsburgh Birth Photographer

Hospital and Homebirth
Photography in Pittsburgh

newborn with dad and mom hospital birth session in pittsburgh

Documenting Your Birth Story

I'm proud to be one of the most experienced birth photographers in the Pittsburgh area!


I've photographed dozens of births over the last 15 years at most Pittsburgh area hospitals, The Midwife Center, and many midwife-attended home births.

I've had three babies of my own and delivered one in the hospital and two at The Midwife Center.

pittsburgh birth photographer
newborn and mom hospital birth session in pittsburgh
pittsburgh birth photographer

Documenting Your Birth Story

I'm proud to be one of the most experienced birth photographers in the Pittsburgh area!


I've photographed dozens of births over the last 15 years at most Pittsburgh area hospitals, The Midwife Center, and many midwife-attended home births.

I've had three babies of my own and delivered one in the hospital and two at The Midwife Center.

newborn with dad and mom hospital birth session in pittsburgh
newborn and mom hospital birth session in pittsburgh

The Process

Step #1:

Contact me ASAP to see if I'm available around your due date. Then we can meet in person or chat on the phone and you can decide if you want to hire me!

 

Step #2:

You decide that you must have me photograph your birth so you'll fill out my online contract and pay the deposit.

 

Step #3:

Contact me as soon as labor begins! I’ll arrive when you are in active labor (5-6cm) and stick around for up to 3 hours after baby is born.

 

Step #4:

I’ll send you a few sneak peeks within 24 hours after baby is born and your online gallery will be ready in 2-3 weeks!

woman in hospital bed at magee womens hospital with newborn baby
  • I’m 110% committed to my clients and your birth takes priority over my personal and business schedule.

The Process

Step #1:

Contact me ASAP to see if I'm available around your due date. Then we can meet in person or chat on the phone and you can decide if you want to hire me!

 

Step #2:

You decide that you must have me photograph your birth so you'll fill out my online contract and pay the deposit.

 

Step #3:

Contact me as soon as labor begins! I’ll arrive when you are in active labor (5-6cm) and stick around for up to 3 hours after baby is born.

 

Step #4:

I’ll send you a few sneak peeks within 24 hours after baby is born and your online gallery will be ready in 2-3 weeks!

  • I’m 110% committed to my clients and your birth takes priority over my personal and business schedule.
woman in hospital bed at magee womens hospital with newborn baby

"Truly so kind, helpful, and professional"

"We had a great experience having Mary Beth as our birth photographer for our first born. She was even helpful to me as I was in labor, getting me water and encouraging me through! She was truly so kind, helpful and professional. She went above and beyond and the pictures turned out beautiful and being back the memories of that day so vividly bringing me to tears!" -Sarah F.

Pricing

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Your birth session includes:

-A pre-consultation in person or on the phone. Let’s chat before you decide to hire me!

-My on-call time is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the time you are 37 weeks until baby is born.


-Coverage from active labor until 2-3 hours after baby is born

-private online gallery for viewing, sharing, downloading and ordering

mother holds newborn baby in birthing tub in living room after homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth

The Collection

sister holding newborn baby pittsburgh birth at hospita

•100+ digital images
•slideshow of images

$1800 + tax

*deposit due at booking
*6% tax will be collected

*payment plans available

pittsburgh fresh 48 photographer

Pricing

Your birth session includes:

-A pre-consultation in person or on the phone. Let’s chat before you decide to hire me!

-My on-call time is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the time you are 37 weeks until baby is born.


-Coverage from active labor until 2-3 hours after baby is born

-private online gallery for viewing, sharing, downloading and ordering

mother holds newborn baby in birthing tub in living room after homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth
sister holding newborn baby pittsburgh birth at hospita

The Collection

•100+ digital images
•slideshow of images

$1800 + tax

*deposit due at booking
*6% tax will be collected

*payment plans available

Birth SESSION FAQ

Birth photography documents your full birth experience. From my own personal experience and from talking to many Mothers and past birth clients, your birth will most likely be a blur of memories and you'll forget a lot of the details. Birth photography is a way to capture these memories forever.

 

From labor to delivery, I’ll photograph your strength throughout labor, the support of your birthing partner and birth team, the first breaths, the first time you lay eyes on your baby and the first time you hold them in your arms. I'll capture the pure emotions and elation that you experience throughout the birth of your baby.

 

This is a totally normal response but I assure you that I've not had one birth partner regret hiring me to photograph the birth of their baby.

 

During your labor and delivery, there are times that you will not even know that I am in the room. However, if you are feeling up to conversation I am happy to chat and at times I'll step in and help in any way that I am needed; e.g., getting ice water or a pillow, holding your hand or giving words of encouragement, communicating with family in the waiting room, etc.. However, I will never come between you and your birthing partner.

 

I do not rapid fire my shutter and you will most likely not even notice that I am taking photos. I use a lens that allows me to stand back and out of the way to capture all of the images.

 

Communication is VERY important when it comes to birth photography. I eat, sleep and shower with my phone when I am on call. After photographing over 50 births, I have NEVER missed a birth and I do not want you to be the first! I ask that you contact me via text or phone if you *think* that you may be in labor. Even if it is at 3am. And even if it might be a false alarm. I’d prefer to get an early heads up rather than take a chance at missing the birth.

 

Throughout your labor, I like to have updates to see how you are progressing. It is VERY important to contact me when you leave for the hospital or birthing center. If you are having a homebirth, it's best to have me come when the Midwife comes.

 

If I am to miss your birth because you fail to let me know that you are in active labor or if you progress much faster than normal, I'll come to the hospital immediately after you contact me to capture all of the moments following the birth.

 

If I miss the birth due to car problems/accident, serious illness or a family emergency, I'll send a backup photographer or I'll apply your deposit as a credit to a fresh 48, newborn or family session or I will refund your deposit. But rest assured, I've not missed a birth in the last ten years!

 

I will arrive when you are in active labor (5-6cm) and if labor is progressing slowly, as most do, I'll excuse myself from the room every once in a while. This gives you time to rest or just be with your labor partner alone for a while.

 

Your comfort is very important to me so if you ever feel like you need me to take a break, just tell me! I promise I will not be offended! I never stray far from your room and check back or check in with the nurses to see how labor is progressing.

 

Once baby is born I will be there to document all of those first moments like while baby is cleaned, getting footprints etc. After I feel that I have captured enough images I'll leave the room to give Mom, Dad, and baby some time alone. But don’t worry, I’ll return shortly for more images and will stay for 2-3 hours.

Birth SESSION FAQ

Birth photography documents your full birth experience. From my own personal experience and from talking to many Mothers and past birth clients, your birth will most likely be a blur of memories and you'll forget a lot of the details. Birth photography is a way to capture these memories forever.

 

From labor to delivery, I’ll photograph your strength throughout labor, the support of your birthing partner and birth team, the first breaths, the first time you lay eyes on your baby and the first time you hold them in your arms. I'll capture the pure emotions and elation that you experience throughout the birth of your baby.

 

This is a totally normal response but I assure you that I've not had one birth partner regret hiring me to photograph the birth of their baby.

 

During your labor and delivery, there are times that you will not even know that I am in the room. However, if you are feeling up to conversation I am happy to chat and at times I'll step in and help in any way that I am needed; e.g., getting ice water or a pillow, holding your hand or giving words of encouragement, communicating with family in the waiting room, etc.. However, I will never come between you and your birthing partner.

 

I do not rapid fire my shutter and you will most likely not even notice that I am taking photos. I use a lens that allows me to stand back and out of the way to capture all of the images.

 

Communication is VERY important when it comes to birth photography. I eat, sleep and shower with my phone when I am on call. After photographing over 50 births, I have NEVER missed a birth and I do not want you to be the first! I ask that you contact me via text or phone if you *think* that you may be in labor. Even if it is at 3am. And even if it might be a false alarm. I’d prefer to get an early heads up rather than take a chance at missing the birth.

 

Throughout your labor, I like to have updates to see how you are progressing. It is VERY important to contact me when you leave for the hospital or birthing center. If you are having a homebirth, it's best to have me come when the Midwife comes.

 

If I am to miss your birth because you fail to let me know that you are in active labor or if you progress much faster than normal, I'll come to the hospital immediately after you contact me to capture all of the moments following the birth.

 

If I miss the birth due to car problems/accident, serious illness or a family emergency, I'll send a backup photographer or I'll apply your deposit as a credit to a fresh 48, newborn or family session or I will refund your deposit. But rest assured, I've not missed a birth in the last ten years!

 

I will arrive when you are in active labor (5-6cm) and if labor is progressing slowly, as most do, I'll excuse myself from the room every once in a while. This gives you time to rest or just be with your labor partner alone for a while.

 

Your comfort is very important to me so if you ever feel like you need me to take a break, just tell me! I promise I will not be offended! I never stray far from your room and check back or check in with the nurses to see how labor is progressing.

 

Once baby is born I will be there to document all of those first moments like while baby is cleaned, getting footprints etc. After I feel that I have captured enough images I'll leave the room to give Mom, Dad, and baby some time alone. But don’t worry, I’ll return shortly for more images and will stay for 2-3 hours.

"She knows how to be present and discrete"

"Mary Beth is an amazing photographer. Even better human being. It is clear that births are emotional to her. And that's translated to her photos. She is acutely aware of your special and challenging moment. She knows how to be present and discrete." -R

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Mary Beth Miller Photography

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Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.

Mary Beth Miller Photography

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Established in 2009
Family & Newborn Photographer serving the greater Pittsburgh area; Wexford, Mars, Cranberry Twp., and also serving Boardman, Poland, and Canfield, Ohio.