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PITTSBURGH BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER

Hello and welcome!

 

**Due to COVID and current visitor policies at all Pittsburgh area hospitals, I most likely will be unable to attend and photograph births until the hospitals lift their visitor restrictions. I can still attend homebirths and births at The Midwife Center. Please message me to discuss the details.**

 

 


I've photographed dozens of births over the last decade+ and I'm proud to be the most experienced birth photographer in the Pittsburgh area!

newborn baby in boardman hospital for birth session st elizabeths

Below you will find pricing, F.A.Q about birth photography, how to book your birth session and links to my gallery of my birth photos and birth videos.

Please get in touch to get on my schedule or to address any other questions or concerns.

I really look forward to chatting with you and documenting one of the happiest and most important days of your life!

woman in hospital bed at magee womens hospital with newborn baby

I've photographed births at most Pittsburgh area hospitals,

The Midwife Center and many midwife-attended home births.

I take pride in my work and I take your birth very seriously
but I also really love my job! I’m 110% committed to my clients and your birth takes priority over my personal and business schedule.

birth session Pricing

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PRICING DETAILS

 

newborn baby in hospital with dads hands birth session Pittsburgh

"We had a great experience having Mary Beth as our birth photographer. 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

Birth Story

•online gallery of digital images

•print release
•custom USB drive

•slideshow of images

(payment plans are available)

Add a Photo Album

•10x10 photo album

+$300

Add a Birth Video

•3-4 minute video
(live video clips set to music)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

+$400

*$500 deposit due at booking
*6% tax will be added to all collections

*payment plans available

 

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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the
time you are 37 weeks until baby is born
-Coverage from active labor until up to 3 hours after baby is born
-private online viewing gallery
for viewing, sharing, downloading and ordering

mom holding baby in pool for home birth session Pittsburgh

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

Your birth session includes:

 

-pre-consultation in person

or on the phone
Let’s chat before you decide

to hire me!

 

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

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

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

Although I am happy to provide you with digital images, I want to create a photo book or album that your family will want to sit and flip through for many years to come.

 

Let's face it, our lives are chaotic and as a busy Mom I know it's hard to
find the time to order prints let alone design and order a photo album.

 

Let me do the work for you.

pittsburgh birth photographer

"Mary Beth is an amazing photographer. Even better human being. It is clear that births are emotional to her. And that's translate to her photos. She's acutely aware of your special and challenging moments." -Renata

 

how to book your birth story

mother father and newborn baby at magee hospital in pittsburgh after birth of baby girl

Step #1:

Contact me ASAP to see if I'm available around your due date. I only accept a limited number of births each year so it's best to contact me sooner than later to get on my schedule. Then we can meet in person or chat on the phone and then 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 48 hours after baby is born and your online gallery will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Your final payment may be made into payments. (there are no added fee’s or interest if you decide on a payment plan) Digital images can be downloaded as soon as final payment is made.

birth story FAQ

Why should I consider a Birth Photography?

 

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.

 

What if my spouse/labor partner is hesitant to have a photographer present?

 

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. I do not use a flash during a birth because I think that would be very distracting to a mother and her partner while in labor and disturbing to a brand new 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 encouragment, 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.

 

When and how do I contact you when I go into labor?

 

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.

 

What if you can’t make the birth?

 

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!

 

Will you be present during my entire labor?

 

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 with Mom and Dad and while baby is cleaned, getting foot prints 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.

PITTSBURGH BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER

Hello and welcome!

 

**Due to COVID and current visitor policies at all Pittsburgh area hospitals, I most likely will be unable to attend and photograph births until the hospitals lift their visitor restrictions. I can still attend homebirths and births at The Midwife Center. Please message me to discuss the details.**

 

 

I've photographed dozens of births over the last decade+ and
I'm proud to be the most experienced birth photographer in the Pittsburgh area!

 

Here are all of the details that you will need about a birth session!
Below you will find pricing details, F.A.Q about birth photography, how to book your birth session and links to my gallery of my birth photos and birth videos.

Please scroll down to see all of the info and then get in touch to get on my schedule or to address any other questions or concerns.

I really look forward to chatting with you and documenting
one of the happiest and most important days of your life!

newborn baby in hospital with dads hands birth session Pittsburgh

I've photographed births at most Pittsburgh area hospitals,

The Midwife Center and many midwife-attended home births.

 

I take pride in my work and I take your birth very seriously
but I also really love my job! I’m 110% committed to my clients
and your birth takes priority over my personal and business schedule.

 

birth session Pricing

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PRICING DETAILS

 

"We had a great experience having Mary Beth as our birth photographer. 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

newborn baby in black and white held by dad in hospital

Birth Story

•online gallery of
digital images

•print release
•custom USB drive

mother holding newborn baby at magee womens hospital pittsburgh

Birth Story + Video

•online gallery of
digital images

•print release
•custom USB drive

• 3-4 minute video

Flexible payment plans are available

Add on a Photo Album

•10x10 photo album

+$300


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

*payment plans available

 

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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the
time you are 37 weeks until baby is born

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

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

mom holding baby in pool for home birth session Pittsburgh

It's super important to me that you receive an album from our session.

(I promise that you will thank me for that)

However, I include a print credit for you to choose items from my a' la carte list of professionally printed products.
(gift prints, large prints for the wall, images printed on canvas or wood, etc.)

You can also purchase additional
digital images and upgrade album sizes.

 

*Session fee is due at booking
*session fee covers session time and
does not include digital images or products
*6% tax will be added to all collections

"Mary Beth is an amazing photographer. Even better human being. It is clear that births are emotional to her. And that's translate to her photos. She's acutely aware of your special and challenging moments." -Renata

 

 

*Session fee is due at booking
*session fee covers session time and
does not include digital images or products
*6% tax will be added to all collections

 

It's super important to me that you receive
an album from our session.
(I promise that you will thank me for that)

 

After talking to many of my past clients, I discovered that a majority of them were not doing much with their digital files.


Although I am happy to provide you with digital images, I want to create a photo album for your family that will last for future generations. A photo album that your family will want to sit and flip through for many years to come.

 

Let's face it, our lives are chaotic and as a busy Mom I know it's hard to find the time to order prints let alone design and order a photo album.

 

Let me do the work for you.

 

I also include a print credit with each collection because I want you to have professionally printed products on your walls
that you can proudly display in your home.

 

You can choose items from my a' la carte list of professionally printed products.
(gift prints, large prints for the wall, images printed on canvas or wood, etc.)


You can also put your credit towards additional digital images and upgrade album sizes.

pittsburgh birth photographer

 

how to book your birth story

mother father and newborn baby at magee hospital in pittsburgh after birth of baby girl

Step #1:

Contact me ASAP to see if I'm available around your due date. I only accept a limited number of births each year so it's best to contact me sooner than later to get on my schedule. Then we can meet in person, or chat on the phone and then 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 via PayPal and fill out my online contract.

 

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 48 hours after baby is born and your online gallery will be ready in 2-3 weeks. Your final payment may be made into payments. (there are no added fee’s or interest if you decide on a payment plan) Digital images can be downloaded as soon as final payment is made.

 

birth story FAQ

Why should I consider a Birth Photography?

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.

 

What if my spouse/labor partner is hesitant to have a photographer present?

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. I do not use a flash during a birth because I think that would be very distracting to a mother and her partner while in labor and disturbing to a brand new 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 encouragment, 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.

 

When and how do I contact you when I go into labor?

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.

 

What if you can’t make the birth?

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!

 

Will you be present during my entire labor?

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 with Mom and Dad and while baby is cleaned, getting foot prints 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.

It's super important to me that you receive an album from our session.

(I promise that you will thank me for that)

However, I include a print credit for you to choose items from my a' la carte list of professionally printed products.
(gift prints, large prints for the wall, images printed on canvas or wood, etc.)

You can also purchase additional
digital images and upgrade album sizes.

 

*Session fee is due at booking
*session fee covers session time and
does not include digital images or products
*6% tax will be added to all collections

Mary Beth Miller Photography was chosen as one of The Best Family Photographers and one of The Best Newborn Photographers in Pittsburgh!

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