The Birth Year - Jennifer Strilchuk, Doula and Birth Photography services in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley BC
sweet family togetherness captured during Newborn Photography in Chillwack BC
The Birth Year-Doula and Birth Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Langley
sweet baby girl smiling during Newborn Photography in Chilliwack BC
Dad adoringly gazing at newborn daughter captured during newborn photography session in Chilliwack BC

Natural Connections.  New Beginnings.  Intimate Moments.


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

"The photos Jen captured are amazing – to be able to look back on those first moments with our daughter is incredibly special." - Kim​

​"The photos Jen was able to capture were beyond beautiful.  We would have never been able to capture those first moments as a new family without her." - Heather


​- Complimentary phone/skype consultation 

- 2-hour relaxed, unhurried, fun photography session

- Approximately 25 lifestyle, high resolution, hand-edited, black and white and/or color digital images 

- Digital files of all images from your gallery on a custom flash drive with printing rights​

- ​Printing rights to your images allowing you to order your own prints

​I strongly believe that preserving your birth story in a tangible way is so important in this digital age. Because of this, your birth story package comes with a complimentary wooden 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.

 Investment: $450.

This session is available to Birth Doula and Birth Photography clients at a special rate of $350.


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Choose from the additional products and services to build your perfect Newborn Family package

+  Video clip - photograph fusion video to bring your Newborn Family story to life | 500

+  Slideshow of your images set to licensed music to re-live the magic of your newborn |300

+ Custom designed Storybook Album, prints and products  | starting at 100

Looking to document the moment you meet your baby? Birth Photogtaphy might be the perfect fit.

 Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, Chilliwack BC

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.

mom adoringly gazing at newborn son during newborn photography in Langley BC

When you book a Newborn Family Photography Session with me, you'll experience a photographer that truly cares and invests time in you and your growing family. I believe the first few weeks as a new family are extraordinary and I love to celebrate and capture the beauty of this time. It is an incredible privilege to be trusted to document this precious time. Each photography session is unique because your family is uniquely beautiful. 


​LET'S MEET FOR COFFEE (OR TEA) - The first step is scheduling a time to meet for coffee or tea to get to know one another, discuss my Birth Photography services, go over any initial questions you may have, and see if working together feels like the right fit. Choosing the members of your birth team is an important decision and I want you to be comfortable with my energy and presence in your birth space. 

BOOK YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION - Once you have decided to book your Birth Photography Package, I will email you a contract to review and sign, as well as a Model Release and Client Intake Form to fill out. The next step is to pay a $500 retainer fee which will be applied to your total Birth Photography investment. Once the signed contract and retainer fee have been received, your spot is secured.

YOUR NEWBORN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION - We will be in touch a lot during early labor. Once it has been confirmed you are in active labor, I will get ready and join you at your place of birth to capture your story. I start taking photos the moment I arrive and finish approximately 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 labor to authentically capture and document your entire birth story.​ 

​GALLERY/PRINTS + ​​POSTPARTUM VISIT - Approximately 4-6 weeks after the birth of your baby, we will arrange a time to meet for a postpartum visit so I can hand-deliver a keepsake photo box containing printed images from your birth and a custom flash drive with the digital files of your entire gallery. I will also bring coffee (or tea) and some yummy 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.​​

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.

The first few days and weeks with a brand new baby are a blur of sleepless nights, postpartum bliss and beautiful moments that pass by way too quickly.  It's a miraculous and fleeting time containing many joyful and precious moments that you want to remember but are often so hard to recall. The days are filled with the many moments that make a new family - baby gazing, milk-drunk smiles, sweet exchanges between siblings, tender cuddles, intertwined fingers, precious feeding sessions, authentic connections, gentle caresses, oohs and awws, snuggles in the nursery, lots of love soaked moments and many kisses.

These meaningful and heart-expanding moments of love, connection and family deserve to be documented and remembered in vivid detail.

A Newborn Family Photography session is a small glimpse into your life with a newborn, organically capturing your uniquely beautiful family. It is the perfect way to document and preserve the fleeting and treasured moments in the first hazy days and weeks with your baby, freezing them in time and allowing you to re-live them over and over again. This session is recommended to take place anywhere from the first 48hrs of your baby's life through the first month postpartum.