Birth and Fresh 48 Hospital sessions are all-inclusive. The cost includes the session fee and high-resolution digital files. There is no additional order required but we do offer prints, canvases, albums and Organic Bloom frames for sale if you’re interested in professionally printed products after your session. Half of the total fee is due up front to book your session (this payment is non-refundable but may be transferred) and the second half is due after the session – you will receive invoices via email to make easy online payments. Once the session is paid in full you will receive your fully edited gallery of black/white images where you can download the high-res files right to your computer. No need for additional ordering or pick-up appointments. Let us make life easy for you with these all-inclusive options!

Fresh 48 Hospital Session | $650

1 hour session at the hospital or birthing center where you deliver your baby

30 fully edited high-resolution images

digital file download

may include extended family, siblings or anyone you want captured

Mom holding newborn baby | St. Louis Birth Photographer | Jodie Allen

Our Fresh 48 Hospital Session is a beautiful way to capture your child’s first moments with you. I will come to the birth place (whether that’s a local hospital, birthing center or your home) within 48 hours of the birth. This gives you a chance to shower and feel a little bit more like yourself after giving birth while still being able to capture the baby in those first few days. We can capture just you and the new baby, your immediate family or even extended family like grandparents – it’s totally up to you who is included. The session will take about an hour and will give you 30+ images. The fully edited black and white images (a few may be in color but most will be in b/w) will be ready for download 2-3 weeks after your session.

Mom reaching into incubtor to hold her newborn baby's hand | St. Louis Birth Photographer | Jodie Allen

Full Birth | $1400

On call 24-7 until the birth and unlimited time at birth

Fully edited high-resolution images (this number can vary greatly)

digital file download of all high-res images

I only offer Full Births on a very limited basis and only at certain times during the year as it’s very hard to be on call 24-7. I keep my phone on and near me at all times as it gets close to your birth and the second you’re in labor you start communicating with me. I literally drop everything to be with you at the birth. There is no limit on number of hours I’m there and no exact number of images you will get – all births are different. If you have never used me as your photographer before but are interested in having me capture your birth we will meet for coffee ahead of you booking because liking ME in addition to my work is incredibly important as I’ll be hanging out with you during your most important day! Births are special. I’ve gotten to be a part of dozens of births over the years and each one is amazing. Having me there allows you and your spouse to be present in the moment without worrying about actually taking the photos. I love birth photography and if I’m unavailable for yours I will happily give you other names of talented St. Louis birth photographers in the area.

All pricing is subject to change at any time. Once you have paid your deposit you are locked into your pricing. Deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another session type, another session date or to another person. All sessions are subject to sales tax.