Photography

We have been bringing birth images to our doula families since the very beginning...now we would love to bring them to you as well! So, even if you would rather not have our doula support at your birth, we can bring our photography skills to your once-in-a-lifetime day. 

As your birth photographer, we are on-call for you beginning at 38 weeks (or earlier if you are in need of an early induction or c-section) until your babe is born. That means our phones are next to us 24/7 and we are ready to meet you at your home, birth center, or hospital. We bring along our trusty camera and capture all of those beautiful memories for you...forever...we stay with your new family for approximately two hours after delivery to capture all of the little details….Wrinkly toes, brand new pink skin, fluffy newborn hair, first yawns….your first moments as a brand new family! After our time is done, editing takes approximately four weeks (with some sneak peeks straightaway). We will have approximately 50-75 images delivered to you via a password protected gallery which you can download and print.  

We have attended hundreds of births as doulas and feel very comfortable and at ease in the birth space. We always try to remain as unobtrusive as possible, but possess a doula heart and hand if needed.

Pausing these monumental milestones, using natural light and a unique touch. 

Capturing precious moments to last a lifetime.

Optional add-ons

As your birth photographers, we will document one of the most intimate days of your life. We honor your unique journey and will capture it in the most authentic way!

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE

Birth photography support starts at confirmed active labor (6-7cm) and continues until a minimum of two hours after birth (or through the newborn exam)

24/7 on call commitment starting at 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after your estimated due date.

A complimentary consultation

investment

$900

Between 50 and 75 fully edited, digital images, available within four weeks via a secure online gallery. Add on services include prints, albums, and a rose gold photo keepsake box.

capture my birth story

payment plans available

Basic Birth Photography services can be added to our Birth Doula Service package for a reduced rate of $250

Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $190

Maternity or Newborn Milk Bath Photography session $300 (minimum 15 images)

Newborn Lifestyle or Fresh 48 Photography session $300 (minimum 30 images)

Optional add-ons

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YOUR MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT

Thank You

“My husband and I decided we were going to invest in a birth Photographer for our 3rd child, so happy we found Cherry Blossom Doulas. Melissa was so relaxed and had such a calming presence when she came to our delivery. It seems like all of these ladies have a personality that you can relate to. No matter who you are.”

-kaylene gonzalez

“Alyssa attended my birth as a photographer and jumped right in with her doula skills when it was needed. The photos were gorgeous, I have received so many compliments on them. And both my husband and I were so grateful for her calm presence.”

-alyssa johns

"Melissa took newborn photos for us in our home soon after my son was born. She brought a calm and comforting demeanor, and gave gentle tips and advice while capturing images of the special time. We were sleep deprived, but made me feel like I looked great and knew what I was doing. I would recommend her for any postpartum help, from pictures to comforting advice."

- nick gammage

"I was so excited to do my Fresh 48 with Melissa! These are moments and memories I will remember forever! She went above and beyond, I love all the images so so much! Worth every single penny to have these photos, I love looking back on them! They bring me so much joy and I will cherish them forever!"

- amanda carns

Optional add-ons

Hospital newborn sessions — commonly called “fresh 48 newborn sessions” take place within 48 hours after delivery to capture the joy-filled afterglow of bringing a new precious life earth-side.

FRESH 48

what is included


These are some of our favorite newborn photo sessions to shoot. There is something magical about meeting a brand new baby, and it’s an honor to be invited to document such an important family event.


The parents may be tired from a long labor, but they are still basking in the warm love of welcoming their new baby into their family.


It’s a truly special experience to document to cherish.

A complimentary consultation

investment

$300

Includes: minimum of 30 hand edited images, shared in a password protected gallery

I WANT TO BOOK

starting from

Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $190

Extensive Labor and Birth Photography (average 50-75 photos) $900

Maternity or Newborn Milk Bath Photography session $300 (minimum 15 images)

Basic Birth Photography services can be added to our Birth Doula Service package for a reduced rate of $250

Optional add-ons

Optional add-ons

Newborn Lifestyle sessions are typically within the first few weeks of life, newborn lifestyle sessions are shot in the home and capture the new family in their own environment. We will capture your baby’s sweet new moments in an organic, natural way!

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN

what is included

Similar to a Fresh 48 session we capture the same sweet, newborn essence but with a but more time flexibility.

**Note that this is not a traditional newborn session and, as such, we do not bring props or lights or pose baby. 

A complimentary consultation

investment

$300

I WANT TO BOOK

starting from

Includes: minimum of 30 hand edited images, shared in a password protected gallery

Basic Birth Photography services can be added to our Birth Doula Service package for a reduced rate of $250

Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $190

Extensive Labor and Birth Photography (average 50-75 photos) $900

Maternity or Newborn Milk Bath Photography session $300 (minimum 15 images)

Optional add-ons

Optional add-ons

Maternity Lifestyle sessions can be in your home or in an outdoor location of your choice. These shoots are a mix of classical maternity poses and documentary style captures of real life.

MATERNITY

what is included


These unique photos are a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy, newborn baby, or just because! Milk bath photo sessions are performed in the comfort of your own home (an alternate location is available upon request and availability). The sessions generally take an hour and a half and is not made to be rushed, but to make you feel beautiful and celebrated!

We will work together to create a shoot that uniquely reflects your family!

investment

$300

Milk Bath session available

I WANT TO BOOK

starting from

Includes: minimum of 30 hand edited images, shared in a password protected gallery

Placenta Encapsulation/Tincture/Cord Keepsake $190

Extensive Labor and Birth Photography (average 50-75 photos) $900

Basic Birth Photography services can be added to our Birth Doula Service package for a reduced rate of $250

Optional add-ons

1 year milestone lifestyle

03.

fresh 48 or newborn lifestyle

02.

Includes a beautifully printed keepsake photo book with images from each session. 
$50 discount for Cherry Blossom clients

maternity lifestyle

01.

Want to preserve every cherished moment?

$900 

bundle three sessions

capture all of the memories

bundle investment

Kind Words

"...I don't think I could have made it through my home birth without her- I'm not exaggerating!"

“Where do we start?! Alyssa is pretty much an angel on Earth. My wife and I were are so blessed to have come across Cherry Blossom when searching for doula services. She was a wonderful support throughout my entire pregnancy. When I say I don’t think I could have made it through my home birth without her- I'm not exaggerating! She was an amazing physical support knowing exactly what to recommend to cope with surges. But beyond that she was an amazing emotional support. We hired her as our birth photographer as well and OMG, the photos were amazing. Anyone wondering if it’s possible for one person to play both roles (doula and birth photographer), it’s absolutely possible, especially when Alyssa is doing it! At no point did one interfere with the other. She did it all so seamlessly. It was bittersweet to have our babe born because it meant that our time with Alyssa came to an end! excited to work with her again next time!"

B. Rosa

A. Halsell

"She served as a huge emotional crutch during and after the pregnancy.  She is so responsive, I wonder when she even sleeps!"

“By my third pregnancy, I FINALLY decided it was time for a doula. I had my 2nd without meds and wanted the same for this one. And, let’s be real, partners are awesome and supportive BUT don’t always know exactly what to say or do.  Choosing Alyssa was the best decision I’ve made. She encompasses total nurturing momma vibes. She is soft and gentle, her voice sing-songy, you just feel like you’re being “held” in her presence.”
We had a prenatal diagnosis of both Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect and Alyssa’s empathy, gentleness, care and consistent checking in sets her apart. She served as a huge emotional crutch during and after the pregnancy. She is so responsive, I wonder when she even sleeps! If she doesn’t have an answer, rest assure she’ll find one! Oh and hire her for your birth photography because you will spend every day regretting it if you don’t. She has the eye and heart at capturing those moments."

"...she was a calm and supportive presence."

“Alyssa was an amazing doula and I recommend her without reservation. She was easy to establish communication with and responded to text and e-mail in a timely fashion. She helped me and my family feel at ease leading up to the birth. During the labor and birth she was a calm and supportive presence. And she took some fabulous photos. I have worked with and know several doulas as an Ob/Gyn. It was also important to me that she get along with hospital staff, but also advocate for me, which she pulled off very smoothly."

M. Mahnert

"...couldn't have asked for better labor support..."

"Kristy was incredible, organized and on top of things, yet very comfortable and laid back. She was all about what WE wanted. She was supportive and encouraging through a very long labor and went above and beyond what we ever would have imagined. I couldn’t have asked for a better labor support as I aimed for a non-medicated induced delivery. She helped me to get exactly what I wanted, even when in the midst of it, I forgot that I actually wanted it. Together we achieved my goal of no epidural, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing doula and husband team! In preparation for our delivery we met several times and communicated through text and calls. Even the nurses commented the next day on how much they liked her as a doula! Thank you, Kristy, !!"

C. Smith

"..doing everything with a lot of love and care."

"My family was honored to have Kristy Martin as our doula. From the moment we first met her we noticed that she was very professional, very well prepared, had a lot of experience and more importantly a great personality! She guided us in helping create our birth plan and during on call hours she was always available to guide you in any question that you might have. Kristy stayed with us the entire time supporting me and my wife doing everything with a lot of love and care. She took pictures during labor to capture the precious moments for us to cherish. Kristy went above and beyond our expectations she made the experience a lot better for us. We were very lucky. Thank you!"


E. Monarrez

"..I couldn't have done it without her..."

"Bringing my baby girl into this world would have been drastically different without Melissa, I am SO thankful that we decided on her as our doula! I tell her that I couldn't have done it without her, and she's right, I could have, but I am SO glad I didn't have to! Both me and my husband are eternally grateful to have had her share this experience with us! From the very beginning she provided us with evidence based articles to help with any questions I had. She also blew me away by capturing the purest moments of our birth story that I will cherish for the rest of my life! I highly recommend Melissa and I look forward to having her at my future births!"

K. Cubit

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