I Am A Certified Birth Photographer

What is a CBP?

  • Understand unmedicated and medicated births
  • Work collaboratively with your birth team to keep you and baby safe
  • Uses and shoots with a professional camera and lens in manual mode to provide the best images possible
  • Carries a backup camera & essentials to provide a rich and promising gallery
  • Knows how to work with difficult or minimal lighting
  • Has a back-up photographer if needed
  • Learning, studying, and mastering storytelling through photography
  • Support the local birth photography community
  • Creates a personal relationship with each family, providing them with an exceptional birth gallery of their L&D journey


Are the travel expenses included in your packages or covered additionally?

Travel expenses are covered to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Traveling cost outside of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho is an additional fee based on mileage.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! I offer 3 different payment plans:
-Pay in Full
-3 Payments
-6 Payments
You will not have access to your photo gallery or downloads until your invoice is payed off with a zero balance due.

Is there a deposit and when is the remaining balance due?

I require a 50% deposit to hold your spot for services. Your deposit is non-refundable. The deposit does go towards your total amount due.

When will I receive my fully edited gallery?

You will have online access to your gallery and downloadable files within four weeks (usually sooner) after your session as long as your amount due is a zero balance. You must pay off your balance before receiving your photos.

When should I book my maternity session?

Book your session as soon as possible. The best timeframe for maternity photos is between 32-36 weeks.

When should I book you for birth photography?

Book your birth photographer as soon as possible! I only accept 2-3 birth (L&D) sessions a month. The spots fill up very quick. Act fast and secure your photographer early!
Think of booking between 20-36 weeks gestation. The sooner the better for birth photography.

How long will you keep my photos?

I will keep your photos for 1 year, before completely deleting your file. I will remind you 1 week before deleting to ensure that you save your photos in a safe place. Once your file is deleted, there will be no access to your photos through Kc Ray Photography.

Will my online gallery be seen by everyone?

No! Your gallery will be protected by a unique password made specifically for you!

You will have the choice to have your gallery be shared on the website for everyone to see! We can discuss what photos you would like to share and keep private. This is optional*

What is the difference between Fresh 48 and Newborn photography?

"A fresh 48 session will take place while you and your baby are still at your birthing facility. It usually happens within the first 48 hours after your baby’s birth. A Fresh 48 sessions captures all of those firsts and shows how tiny your baby was when they were BRAND NEW, and all of those new emotions still floating around in the room after becoming a new parent. It also captures the hospital environment, which is a bonus for anyone who didn’t hire a birth photographer.

And a newborn session documents what life was like when you brought your sweet baby home. Choosing both sessions will help capture both moments and show how your baby is growing in the first few weeks."
-Kelley Laramore