Aura Moore is a SBD certified and DONA trained birth doula who's goal is to support and encourage laboring moms to be empowered through labor and delivery through any trimester, through any outcome, supporting birth diversity, ALL birth is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated.
When capturing the beauty of birth with photos, The whole story is an amazing journey and absolutely beautiful, the love that is shared at the moment of birth when you first see your little baby is amazing and precious. That is what I am there to capture, the raw emotion and the love while being discrete at the same time. I know that it takes a special kind of person and trust. Its important to me to make sure you are completely comfortable with everything and have all questions answered.
Birth Photography with Doula Support Package ~ $800
-Prenatal meeting around 36 weeks -A complementary mini maternity session (20 minute) at the time of prenatal visit. -I do not charge full amount until after the birth. -Assistance with a birth plan to help you prepare and empowered to make the best decisions for you. -I remain on call until birth. -During labor, I typically come around 6 cm and remain with you until 2 hours after the baby is born. -Photos of your birth story documented. - I will be available for postpartum questions and a visit, if needed, in the first 8 weeks. -For an average birth you can expect several hundred photos : most photos will be put in a private password protected online gallery for viewing,(with the exception of any that are private these never go online regardless of privacy settings), after that I put together all the photos, private (marked private in a separate file) and any video clips on a flash drive for you to keep. -There is an additional mileage fee of .65 per mile for traveling outside of the Machias area (usually 2 trips). -I love creating slideshows, if you would like to add a custom slideshow of your birth story with custom music the cost is $200 -Payment plans are available and credit cards accepted.
Please Contact me we can talk though more questions you may have.
Go to my Resource Page for mostly local resources pertaining to Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Loss.
Aura!!!! You have no idea how thankful I am for this gift. They are so beautiful!!!! I am there all over again, minus the pain. You captured the emotions so perfectly. I couldn't have written it better than those pictures tell the story. THANK YOU, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! ~ Tina
"I am so THANKFUL I get to have these pictures for a lifetime!! I love how you captured so much of the birth so I dont forget any of it. I truly love birthing my babies and this so reminds me of that. Even with the pictures where I was in pain I remember "the joy that was before me" in my mind... I get that same feeling f finishing a long race that I wanted to give up in and Im so grateful for the push to endure .. and then the end Im holding my prize.." ~ Chauntel
What is a Doula?
Doulas nurture and support the birthing person throughout labor and birth. Their essential role is to provide continuous labor support to the mother, no matter what decisions the mother makes or how she gives birth. The word doula is a Greek word meaning women’s servant. Women have been serving others in childbirth for many centuries and have proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labor process.
Today, doulas are paid professionals who are highly educated and skilled to provide unbiased, emotional, physical, and educational support. Many doulas take extensive trainings and receive certifications from organizations with high standards. "Research shows that childbirth does go more smoothly with a doula: labor is 25 percent shorter, the need for epidural pain relief is 60 percent less and the Caesarean section rate is reduced by half." —Susan Gilbert
I would love to capture your day!
Aura Moore is a Maine based photographer specializing in photos that tell a story. From the beginnings of your family, to the renewing of your vows and everything in between, by capturing the uniqness of each individual, commited to genuine and real moments.
Serving all areas of Washington County, Downeast Maine; Machias, Calais, Jonesport, Culter, Lubec. Frequents Penobscot and Hancock Counties. And loves to travel.