MY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING


Below you will find three, all inclusive Birth Photography Collections to choose from. Each collection includes an in person consultation, on call availability  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, beginning at 37 weeks and ending once your baby arrives, a third trimester prenatal meeting and an unlimited amount of documentary style, hand edited, black and white and/or colour, high-resolution digital images. The exact number of images depends on the unique length and unfolding of your story. I strongly believe that preserving your birth story in a tangible way is so important in this digital age. Because of this, each collection comes with a keepsake photo box filled with printed, 4x6 images from your entire gallery. This beautiful, high quality keepsake will stand the test of time and can eventually be passed on generations to come. Also included in all three collections is a custom flash drive containing all your digital images.


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THE SUPPORTED JOURNEY PACKAGE

(Doula + Photography. The most popular package)


  • Complimentary consultation 
  • Professional Doula Support throughout your pregnancy, labour and postpartum.
  • Two Prenatal Planning/Education Appointments 
  • ​Two Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support Visits 
  • ​​​On call from 37 weeks until your baby arrives​
  • ​Unlimited Birth Photography coverage throughout your entire labour, birth and first hours postpartum
  • Digital files of all images from your gallery on a custom flash drive
  • Keepsake wooden photo box filled with archival quality, printed 4x6 images from your Birth Story

Investment - 1675 


​Prenatal Meeting - Approximately 4 weeks before your due date, we will schedule a prenatal meeting to discuss your upcoming birth, answer any questions you have, and go over what aspects of your birth you would (or would not) like photographed. Your comfortability and privacy is very important to me. I will also go over details such as suggestions for what to wear and instructions for when to call me to your birth.


Your Birth Day - Once it has been confirmed you are in active labour, I will get ready and head your way. I start taking photos the moment I arrive and finish 2 hours after the birth of your baby. With my extensive Doula training and experience, I completely understand childbirth and respect the sacredness of your birth space. I work seamlessly with your entire birth team to ensure my role as your birth photographer compliments your birth wishes. I will work quietly and unobtrusively in the background, working with what is happening during your labour to authentically capture and document your birth story.​ 

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Capture your Birth Story with Birth Photography  in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC

I believe Birth Photography is a powerful way to normalize birth. It is an honour to capture the power of birth and the wonderfully strong and intrinsically beautiful nature of a woman's body. I love sharing images that encapsulate the beauty of women bringing life into the world. I am grateful to the families who trust me to document their stories and choose to uplift others by sharing it. However, sharing images is not a requirement of working with me.  Having given birth to six babies and through my work as a Doula, I acknowledge birth is a very private, vulnerable, sacred and intimate experience and I completely understand if you want to keep it that way. As your Birth Photographer, I respect and support your choice in how much or how little you would like to share.​​


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WORDS OF LOVE


"The pictures are so beautiful and real. I can't even describe the feelings they give me when I look at them." - Cathy


"Jen is an extremely talented birth photographer, capturing the best (and emotional) moments during labor and after birth, while being unobtrusive and letting my husband and I enjoy those moments as a couple - we feel so grateful to have those moments captured, images we will cherish for years and will someday show our son as we tell him his story." - Alla


"Jen captured the most stunning birth photos I have ever seen! All of the euphoric emotions we had in those immediate moments after the birth are forever captured in a series of amazing photos." - Amanda


"The pictures turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined and I feel like Jen truly captured my birth story in those images. I am so grateful to have them." - Kuljeet


​"We are so grateful for the photos and love to look back at them and reflect on those wonderful moments when we met our daughter for the first time."  - Andrea


​​"The photos are incredible! Truly a reflection of what we went through, something that we will always treasure and cherish.  We are so grateful that Jen was able to document these moments to photography and then share them with us."
-  Shivani



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​​YOUR BIRTH STORY PACKAGE 


  • Complimentary consultation 
  • An in person, prenatal meeting at 36 weeks
  • On call 24/7 from 37 weeks until your baby arrives
  • ​Unlimited Birth Photography coverage throughout your entire labour, birth and first hours postpartum
  • Digital files of all images from your gallery on a custom flash drive
  • Keepsake wooden photo box filled with archival quality, printed 4x6 images from your Birth Story

Investment - 1350  


Documentary Birth Photography and Doula Support 

Serving families in the beautiful Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland including Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley BC, and surrounding areas.


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The Birth Year - Jennifer Strilchuk, Doula and Birth Photography services in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC


​​​​When you book a Birth Photography session with me, you'll experience a photographer that truly cares and invests time in you and your growing family.  I believe all birth is beautiful and it is an incredible privilege to be trusted to document a family's birth story.  I am deeply moved by the strength of women in labour, the deep love of partners, and being witness to babies first breaths. I am committed to creating a visual narrative of your labour, birth and first hours together as a new family that you can look back on for years to come and re-live the magic of your once in a lifetime experience as often as you want. ​​

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Birth stories are the greatest love stories ever told. They are transformative stories of the powerful act of bringing a baby earth side.  They are stories of connection between partners, of immeasurable strength, and of an unparalleled love greater than any. They are stories of first breaths and of the birth of a family. They are raw, intimate, sacred and breathtakingly beautiful stories of women being born into mothers and the life that follows. 


BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY IS A VISUAL NARRATIVE THAT TELLS YOUR VERY OWN LOVE STORY


Birth Photography encapsulates the deeply powerful, transformative nature of birth and preserves the many details, big and small so you can remember Every. Single. Moment from the day your precious family grew.​  The connection and emotion shared between you and your partner throughout labour. The strength and determination as you work through each contraction. The first time you and your baby lock eyes and you both fall madly, deeply in love. The life transforming instant your baby takes it's first breath. The heart expanding first feed and skin to skin bonding time together. The love soaked first moments together as a new family. ​​ 



 LET ME TELL YOUR STORY 


Postpartum Visit - Approximately 3-5 weeks after the birth of your baby, we will arrange a time to meet for a postpartum visit. I will hand deliver a wooden photo keepsake box filled with printed, 4x6 images from your birth, and a custom flash drive containing the digital files of your entire gallery. I will also bring coffee (or tea) and some goodies to enjoy while we catch up, discuss your birth experience and view your images. If you wish to order custom made products such as albums or wall prints, we can begin that process during this visit as well.​​

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YOUR BIRTH STORY

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Birth Photography in Abbotsford captures family celebrating birth of their first child

Capture your very own Birth Story with Birth Photography offered throughout the Fraser Valley including  in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC

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THE BIRTH OF A FAMILY PACKAGE


  • Complimentary consultation 
  • An in person, prenatal meeting at 36 weeks
  • On call from 37 weeks until your baby arrives
  • ​Unlimited Birth Photography coverage throughout your entire labour, birth and first hours postpartum
  • ​3-5 min video clip/photograph fusion video set to licensed music
  • Your choice of a Welcome Baby Fresh 48 or Newborn Family  Photography Session 
  • ​Digital files of all images from both sessions on a custom flash drive
  • Keepsake wooden photo box filled with archival quality, printed 4x6 images from your Birth Story plus chosen Newborn Family or Welcome Baby session

Investment - 2100


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ALL INCLUSIVE BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS


The birth of your baby comes but once and is a day like no other.

There is nothing I love more than sharing in your excitement.

​I can't wait to get to know you.


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CUSTOMIZE YOUR VERY OWN BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION


Initial Complimentary Consultation - Our first visit is free of charge and carries no obligation. We will meet to discuss my Birth Photography services and your wishes and expectations for birth photography. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another, go over any initial questions you may have, and see if working together feels like the right fit. If you decide to move forward with my Birth Photography services, the next steps involved will be to sign a contract, fill out an intake form and pay a reservation (on call) fee. Once the signed contract, intake form and on-call fee has been received, your due date is officially reserved in my calendar.


To reserve your due date for any of the above Birth Photography packages or for your own custom designed Birth Photography package, a signed contract and a $500 reservation fee is due at the time of booking. Your reservation fee is applied to the package you choose.  The remaining balance is due at our in person prenatal meeting at 36 weeks. Since Birth Photography is an investment, I offer flexible payment plans to clients who book in advance. 



Having given birth to six babies and through my work as a Doula, I acknowledge birth is a very intimate experience and I completely respect the sacredness of your birth experience.


​I am a professional, certified Birth Photographer through Birth Becomes Her, a graduate of The Birth Film Workshop from Everyday Films and a proud member of Canadian Birth Photographers and International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. I have been attending births as Doula for over 20 years and photographing birth stories for over 6 years.


I have worked seamlessly to establish positive relationships with local Midwives, Physicians and Obstetricians  where I'm welcomed into the birth space to document their patient's birth story. I have experience with photographing home birth, hospital birth, cesarean sections, water birth, VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), natural birth, medicated birth, hypno-births, surrogate/intended parent births, multiples birth, high risk birth and inductions. Every one was miraculous!



MY AVAILABILITY


I pour my heart into my work and the families who choose to invite me to document their Birth Story. In order to give my clients the kind of exceptional care, availability, support and loving attention they deserve, I only accept a limited amount of births per calendar month. Please contact me as early as possible if you are interested in having your story documented.


The Greatest Love Story Ever Told​​

Document your Birth Story.  Offered  in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC

Choose from the add-ons below to customize your very own unique Birth Photography Package designed just for you. All customizations are in addition to your chosen Birth Photography Collection  listed above. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


+​ Welcome Baby Fresh 48 Photography Session to capture the hazy first moments as a family  | 350
+ Newborn Family Photography Session  to document the blissful time of life with a newborn  | 350
+ Birth Doula Support  for a prepared, confident and empowered Birth and Postpartum  | 325
+ Bring your birth story to life with a video clip - photograph fusion video  | 400
+ Re-live the magic of your birth story with a slideshow of all your images set to licensed music |  250
​+ Custom designed Storybook Album, prints and products | starting at 100
                           



YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE​​ WITH JENNIFER STRILCHUK OF THE BIRTH YEAR

Documentary Birth Photography offered  in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC

Jennifer Strilchuk certified Birth Photographer in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC
International Association of Professional Birth Photographers member in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC