The Mother Bird Experience

helping new moms and dads emotionally process and treasure the birth experience and the whirlwind first days of parenthood.

is about creating a positive, life-affirming experience for clients,

Each of our birth packages are designed to meet different needs and visions of each family. All packages include the same excellent support and coverage of your birth story, an online slideshow, as well as some prints. 

Our Birth Packages

At our first consultation, we will review each of the packages, look at samples, and discuss your families vision for this experience and choose the package that best fits your families needs.

What we offer:

01. The story book Birth

03. the basics

02. the mother bird birth

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A custom designed Birth Story Album
Complimentary 20% discount on additional prints and products
USB of all digital negatives


Maternity, Birth and Newborn Sessions
3 matted prints from each session 
Online Birth Story Slideshow

This All Inclusive package is a popular choice for parents who "want it all"! Choosing this package from the start will save several hundred dollars, as well as having the pleasure of enjoying all your digital negatives immediately

Package Includes:


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Online Birth Story Slideshow
Complimentary 15% discount on additional prints and products


Maternity, Birth and Newborn Sessions
3 matted prints from each session 

This Signature Package is designed to tell your entire Birth Story, while giving you some additional flexibility on how you finish your images.

Package Includes:


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2 matted prints from each session 
Online Birth Story Slideshow


Maternity and Birth Sessions

This paired down package is designed to offer the same excellent support and story coverage as the other packages, without adding anything extra.

Package Includes:


If by “everything” you mean all the emotion, support, strength, and love that goes into every birth then yes, I photograph everything! But if you are wondering if I only take pictures of babies crowning and emerging from the birth canal, then no. I mean, I can take those images if parents want them (and I have a bunch of times!), but the real story is in all the other details, reactions, and emotions throughout the day. I will always respect a client's wishes and privacy.

Sooo...when you say you take photos of a birth do you mean you take pictures of *EVERY*thing?

Cesarean births are just like every other birth when it comes to birth photography. There is still an important story to be told, and kiddos born via cesarean still want to hear it told (ask me how I know!), and there is just as much postpartum benefit, maybe even more. Whether I get to go into the OR with you for the birth moment will be up to the hospital where you are delivering, but even if I cannot go into the OR, I will send my second camera in and between dad and helpful nurses, we will get some great images to add to your story. The OR is just one small part of your birth story that day--I will be able to capture the full story, especially those bonding and recovery moments that are so often lost in the postoperative haze. Cesarean births are amazing and I love being able to help tell those stories.

How does birth photography work if I have a cesarean birth?

It does! A lot of parents feel that way before a birth--Check out this special Q&A blog post about this very topic!

I feel like I will really want birth story photos after my baby is born, but I’m not sure I want more people in the delivery room while it’s actually happening--does that make sense?

It’s never too early! Once you have a due date and have decided you want to experience the benefits of having someone document and print your birth story for you, go ahead and email or call to get the ball rolling! This will ensure that I can reserve the on-call time leading up to your due date. And even if you are late in the game and are due soon and just decided birth photography is something you really want, make the call or send an email! I may have last minute room in my schedule to be there for you too!

When should I hire a birth photographer?

We will go over this and more at your consultation but I do not have a certain stage you have to reach before I come in. Whenever you feel you are ready for me to come, that’s when I’ll head your way. And if things slow down or you want to rest and be alone, I can always step out and come back later. I have no agenda other than to be there for you, support you and your partner, and help tell your story through photography.

How far along do I need to be in my labor before I call you in?

What sets us apart:

"We build a support-based relationship. Photography is just one of the elements of care and support we offer through a family's birth story." 

- Heather Clement, Owner and Photographer


designed to tell a child’s whole birth story

What makes the Mother Bird birth experience special is that it is designed to tell a child’s whole birth story, from maternity to birth and then newborn, and even up to their first year and beyond - all set to music to tell the story.


i'm there every step of the way

During your birth session I will be there to offer full-coverage birth photography and doula-style support throughout the birth and up to 3 hours after delivery. I'm there for you


prints and products that stand the test of time

I take pride in finishing your images in the highest quality prints and products so that you can start enjoying your child's images right away for forever.

From the blog

Mariah's Birth Story

port orchard/tacoma, washington

Milo's Three Month

chickadee session!

A Cherry Blossom Maternity Shoot