There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.
— Laura Stavoe Harm

Birth is so incredibly magical.

Not just because a new soul is entering this world—that alone is mind blowing—but also because it is the birth of a family. Whether it is your first or your fifth, in one single beautiful moment life changes forever.

The time leading up to and immediately following your baby’s birth is immensely emotional, raw and sacred. Having a photographer there to document that journey not only saves those memories for you to look back on but also allows you and your birthing partner to fully be in the moment to witness the magic that is your baby joining your family.

Being welcomed into the birthing space to document your birth story is not something I take lightly but rather with gratitude and reverence.

If you feel called to have the birth of your baby and family documented please contact me at

Birth story sessions are $1200 and include:

  • in person meet up before birth to discuss your personal birth story preferences

  • on call services starting at 37 weeks

  • birth story coverage from active labor to 1-2 hours postpartum

  • digital downloads of edited images

  • hardcover photo book

Ashley McAfee Photo photographs birth stories in Rockwall, TX and surrounding communities.