Ottawa Gatineau Birth Photography

“Oh, what an incredible gift, this precious life.”

Why hire a birth photographer?

First breath, first cry, first look at mom and dad. Images that are sure to capture laughter, tears, frustration, hard work, anxiety, relief, bonding, and great joy.

The first moments of a new life.

Often the day of your baby’s birth passes in a blur. So many moments -both big and small- can easily be forgotten. Hiring a professional birth photographer is the best way to ensure beautiful pictures of the birth of your new baby… without your partner having to experience these special moments from behind the lens of a camera. As your birth photographer, I will enable your birth partner to actually be in the story instead of scrambling to snap photos with a phone. I am behind the lens so that those involved in the birth and supporting the mother can focus on being involved in the birth. A birth photographer will enable your team to enjoy the experience and be fully present throughout the birth, and the resulting images will allow you to look back at an exceptionally beautiful account for years to come.

Birth Photography is all about capturing the significant things going on around you that are a blur during the stages of birth. Photos will be taken only of the things you want photographed. Images of the actual birth are an option but not a requirement. My goal is to photograph the emotions during such a significant moment, and to honour the beauty of the mother, of the family, and of the process. You can trust me to capture the memories of the ones you love. I know how important it is and can promise that you will fall in love with your photos.

After all, I fall in love with them too. Every time.

Due to the time commitment involved in photographing birth stories, I am only able to take on a very limited number of clients each month, in order to provide the best possible service. I take only two births per month, to ensure that I'll be there for you when your little one is ready to make his/her big debut. Please contact me as soon as possible to inquire about availability.

Birth Photography by Amy Jay Photo is available in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding Outaouais Region. I am happy to photograph births in hospital, at home, at any of the area Birth Centres, or at Gatineau's Maison de Naissance de l'Outaouais.

What if I don’t arrive on time?

I will do my absolute best to get to you in time for the birth of your baby. I like to be in regular contact with my clients as their due date approaches. It's important to contact me as soon as possible if you go into labour and/or make your way to the hospital. In most cases I will be there with more than enough time to spare. However, car accidents, traffic and bad weather are circumstances which are out of my control. In the unlikely event I do not make it to your delivery, you have the choice of using the deposit towards another session of your choosing.

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