I am jump up and down excited that it is finally time!  It has been over a year in the making and I can’t wait to get started!!

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Each membership includes:

You get everything I do, every last step, written out in The Guide.  The Birth Experience Guide is a 35 page document that I spent over a year writing.  It’s packed full of information and images covering topics such as scheduling, pricing, technical aspects, client communication, lighting, equipment, the birth support team, special considerations, emergency situations, the big moment, the baby,  my step by step workflow, presentation, marketing ideas & more!  You’ll also receive a copy of the birth contract I use.

I wanted this program to be more than a guide.  I wanted to offer continued learning.  And a way for birth photographers to connect and learn and share.  Each membership gives you full access to ask me birth related questions until February 1, 2011 on the forum.  Anything that comes up, anything you can think of, I’m all ears, there to help.  I will be on the forum DAILY.  I have committed myself to spending no less than 5 hours per week on the forum answering questions and participating, but it will likely be much more than that.

Additionally, each member will be listed in the Member Directory to aid expecting parents in finding a birth photographer in their area.  I love this part because I get so many emails from expecting parents across the country asking if I know anyone in their area who does birth photography.  Now I can say YES, here is a list!

Who will find this mentoring program the most beneficial?  This program has something for everyone.  The Guide is geared towards those just starting their birth photography business or those who are looking to streamline the process.  Experienced birth photographers will find the forum to be a wonderful resource for networking, support, obtaining marketing ideas and continued learning amongst some of the best birth photographers around.

Please note that only those outside of a 60 mile radius of Austin and the surrounding areas are eligible.  We already have members from across the US, in Canada & Austrailia!

Want to find out more? Look here: Member BenefitsFrequently Asked QuestionsApply for Membership

I would also like to thank my wonderful, supportive and incredibly helpful Charter Members.  They have provided their insight, advice and experiences and I am so thankful for each of them!

  • Emily Weaver Brown in Seattle.  Emily has a lot of experience with birth centers and natural child birth.  She is also very, very knowledgeable on the process and stages of birth.
  • Jodie Allen of Fresh Art Photography in St. Louis.  Jodie  has experience in several areas of birth photography, including being inside the OR for c-sections.  She also has extensive experience in working with organizations that offer newborn bereavement photography services to families.  Jodie brings compassion, knowledge and a side of “tell it like it is” to the table!
  • Lynsey Stone out of Dallas.  Lynsey devotes her entire business to photographing births.  Having photographed over 90 birth experiences, her experience is unparalleled in the industry.

Thank you ladies for all your help over the last few weeks!  You girls rock!!

ETA: The first 20 spots filled up fast this morning after I emailed out the info to those on the waiting list.  I decided to take on 20 to start just to be sure I didn’t get overwhelmed with the process of getting everyone set up.  Good news is that everything is running smoothly with the first group and I am going to keep membership open.  I will process applications as quickly as I can as they come in, please bear with me.  Thanks!