Chelce Geron Photography

Photographer - Redding, CA

Talk Birth to Me 

What is a birth story & what does it cover?

A birth story is a gallery of pictures that follows your whole birthing process in a documentary style from labor, delivery, and up to one hour after baby is born. I come once you are in active labor, and capture your journey through labor, your babies first breath, your reaction to seeing your baby for the first time, and all those important moments that, as I know personally, fly by and seem like a daze when you try to look back and remember the day(s).

Why hire a birth photographer?

Birth is one of life most precious and treasured gifts we experience. There are those occasions that a professional photographer is needed and smart phones just won't do such as your wedding, your engagement, your pregnancy, your babies birthdays, and all those milestones in between. Often people are hesitant to invite a stranger in to your most vulnerable moments of your life and I get it. AND I also know how fast that day flies by, and you can't fully take it all in after hours of hard labor because your exhausted. Let me help you. I am here so you can relive the moment you brought your baby in to this world, I am here so you don't have to piece together the day, and I am also here to show you how strong and powerful and determined you were to get your baby earth-side

Why is birth photography so expensive?

Birth photography is unlike any other genre of photography. Birth photographers are on call for weeks at a time waiting until mama goes in to labor. That means no going out of town, no days without your phone on and on high volume while you're on call. That means possibly missing important occasions like our own children's birthdays, and even holidays, all for the passion and love of helping telling your story and welcoming your baby to the world. Think of the standard price range of wedding photography. Birth photography comes at a similar price range, and often even more as weddings don’t usually occur in the middle of the night on a surprise date that you cannot plan for for an unknown number of hours or even days!

What is the cost? Are there payment plans available?

The investment for your birth story is $1200.00. Yes, payment plans are available and I am happy to discuss further what that may look like if you are interested. Also I've seen a lot of mama-to-be's put it on their registry and people can put $ towards your balance. If that is something you are interested in please let me know and I'll be happy to make arrangements. Simply contact me and we will talk about what your needs are and how we can make a birth story a possibility for your family.