Off - Call
A few times a year, I run an off-call schedule. This is for clients that may not be able to afford my full services but would still like to book me for their birth needs. Here's how this works.
One of the biggest factors when looking at birth doula and birth photography pricing is the on-call period. For my clients that book my full collections, I am on-call beginning at 37 weeks. I do not go out of town, and in fact, I stay within an hour of your birthing location AT ALL TIMES. I am careful with what plans I make, what events I attend, where I go, etc. I make sure that my phone is always charged and on the loudest setting. I make sure that my gear is always charged, packed, and ready to go at a moment's notice. I have paid backups ready for childcare. Also, I am careful with what I drink because I have to remain ready to drive, work, and be professional. As you can see, on -call life can be a lot of work in and of itself.
With the off-call birth collections, instead of being on-call beginning at 37 weeks, I am off-call. This means that I show up if I can, but I do not completely re-arrange my life so that I can make it. I still schedule events and birthday parties. I still go on that much-needed family vacation. I don't schedule backups for childcare. May have that date night away every once in a while. But I still make it to your birth if I can.
This option is definitely not for everyone, but it does work for some.
**This option still requires a retainer and contract to book and I list the terms of the off-call option very clearly. If I am unable to make it to your birth, the retainer and any additional money paid towards your collection will go towards a New Life session and I will come to your birth location or home, as soon as I am able, to photograph those new moments. This option is good for the New Life session only. Not a family session. Not another birth session. Not an engagement session. Not a wedding. You get the idea. It still allows you to have precious memories within the first few days or weeks of your birth. Must be completed within 30 days of your birth and cannot be transferred to anyone else.
If this sounds like something you would like to book, let me know and I can give you pricing info!