Trade for Services, Ann Arbor Maternity and Birth Photographer

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Ann Arbor Maternity and Birth Photographer

As an Ann Arbor Maternity and Birth photographer, I often receive the question if I trade or barter for services.  My short answer is yes!   There are many things that we pay for already that we'd be happy to trade for.  I'm grateful that my job as a photographer allows me to work in this way.   My Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer services are priced at $500 per family or maternity session and my birth stories start at $1800.

Many people understand the price for birth photographer should be similar to that of a wedding photographer and I want to share a little bit more about why.   If you understand that value already then you can skip my soap box and scroll down to the list.  If you are interested or not sure, please keep reading.

As an Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer, I think of each of my clients every time I step out the door.  My camera needs to be packed with batteries charged and memory cards empty and ready to go every single time I load up my car to go more than 20 minutes from my house.   I also have to have a backup plan for my children, because I could get "the call" at any moment.  Therefore, I'm always checking my phone signal to be sure I'm in a place where clients can actually reach me!

Most importantly, birth photographers spend up to 5 weeks on call for clients and that comes with lifestyle change.  I've missed birthday parties, holidays and opted out on family vacations all because I'm on call.   I've left from a fair, from a restaurant, from my husband's birthday party and drove to my clients in labor.  I've been woken up in the middle of the night and drove through a snowstorm, to reach a client who was deemed in prodromal labor.  Then I had to go home and do it all over again the next day.  This happens all the time, because this is birth.

That's my soapbox, and now it's over.  Here are some cute photos of birth and my list of things that we could use and trade for.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.  Email me at JenniferMasonPhotography@gmail.com.

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Here are some things that I'd love to trade for, I'm also open to other suggestions.  These items are completely mixed in no particular order.

  • Interior design and organization. If you are great at organizing, hanging photos, and seeing where things need to go, then I need you in my life and we need to do a trade!

  • House cleaning - especially on a regular basis. All the photos for all the cleaning!

  • Childcare. Date nights or daytime care. (As long as you are reputable -of course. I'm totally going to check you out :)

  • Organic makeup and skin care

  • Garden fresh and organic food

  • Organic meat

  • Photography trades - We always like family photos or videography!

  • Beer. Good beer. Always beer.

  • Vacation anything, time in a vacation house, or air BNB or ?

  • Plants for my house, I need indoor and potted.

  • Landscaping - come do it for me! I just don't have the time.

  • Handyman stuff (we want a new bathtub installed, I want to switch out some ceiling fans, we'd like to add a window to our dining room and we need someone to put it in)

  • Contractor - we'd like to add a deck, patio and possibly a porch.

  • Drywall, framing, etc. We'd like to finish our basement.

  • Barn wood, reclaimed wood or stuff made from it

  • Dinners Out

  • Kayaks

  • Camper

  • Did I mention you could organize my house?

  • What else?

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

Ann Arbor maternity and birth photographer

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