WELCOME

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Your birth, your baby, your story...

Welcome to Cincy Birth Stories. We're so glad you're here.  I'm Stacey, the face behind the camera and the doula behind the hip squeezes. I hope on this site that you'll find that we aren't just another photography company. I became a birth photographer out of a passion to document the most important moments of your life - the birth of your baby - the raw beauty and strength that you didn't know you were capable of and the look on your partner's face when they meet their new little love.  Birth photography is my calling and I'm so humbled to have been able to be so welcomed as a birth photographer here in Cincinnati. Photographing births helped me discover my heart for women and families and doula work naturally came next. 

There is nothing in this world that gives me greater joy than supporting families as they grow and whether it be behind the camera or providing gentle coaching during labor. I'm so honored to work with you. 

The ability to share the visual story of your child's birth with them as they grow is such a gift and one I'm so grateful to provide. 

 

You are strong. You are brave. Let us tell your story. 

 

Cincy Birth Stories is proud to be the premier boutique Cincinnati birth photographers providing unparalleled quality, support and art to our clients. 

 
Hiring Stacey to be my doula was a complete game changer for me in having a natural childbirth. She gave my husband and me confidence to pursue a natural childbirth...She poured into me feelings that I am capable, that I am enough, and that I am empowered. I mean it when I say, I could not have had the birth that I longed for if Stacey was not there to support, encourage, and guide my husband and me.
— Abi K. who delivered at West Chester Hospital
 
 
 
 

MATERNITY

 
 
 
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One of the biggest regrets we hear is "I wish I had taken more pictures of myself pregnant".

Yes, I know. I see you mama. You might not feel your best.  I see that you're tired, and you aren't sleeping and maybe you ate a bag of peanut M&M's for lunch. But your sweet baby is on its way and you are the vessel. You will only be pregnant with this baby once and it's so incredible to be able to capture this season in your life. I promise we will have fun and make you feel beautiful. 

Get in front of the camera! Let us tell the story of your pregnancy in artful maternity images you can't wait to share with your child as they grow. 

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BIRTH

 
 
 
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Heartfelt, Honest, Emotional Birth Stories

"I don't need a birth photographer. I'll just have my husband snap a few pictures." 

"You take pictures of the ACTUAL birth?"

Lovely. We've got that out of the way! Those are the top two comments I get when I explain what I do. Birth photography is certainly still an up and coming art. We have been taught for so long that birth is scary, messy and something that should be swept under the rug and YES birth is messy. Birth is raw. Birth is incredibly vulnerable and so so beautiful. My number one goal as your birth photographer is to document the relationship between you and your partner, to capture your inner strength and to give you a visual time capsule of one of the most important days of your life. 

Birth photography is an amazing way to capture this exciting time for your growing family. It frees up the birthing team to be able to fully support Mom while the photographer is able to document the incredible story of your baby’s journey into the world. It is more of a photojournalistic approach to photography and the photographer plays a “fly on the wall” role in your day. Birth photography captures: a father’s first time holding his newest love, first breaths, first cries and the overwhelming joy of meeting your new little one. The resulting photos are a gift to reflect upon during a time when fatigue  and anticipation can make memories fade. THIS baby will be born only once and those tiny little details - that folded over ear, those wrinkly fingers - those are the memories that life is made of. 

You hire a wedding photographer to document the day you marry your partner and even more importantly we should capture the details of the day you meet the new little person you created together. 

Your family deserves to be able to fully immerse themselves in the joy that is birth and provide you with the support you need without worrying about handling a camera or taking photos. They are part of your story and should be in these important images. 

We are so grateful to be able to offer birth photography in Cincinnati, OH,  Dayton, OH and the surrounding areas. We are happy to document hospitals and home births and serve the following hospitals:

  • Christ Hospital
  • Mercy Anderson Hospital
  • Mercy Fairfield Hospital
  • Mercy West Hospital
  • West Chester Hospital
  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center
  • Atrium Medical Center
  • Miami Valley Hospital (Natural Beginnings)

 

 
 

NEWBORN

 
 
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FAMILIES

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You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars
— e.e. cummings

Nothing is more important than family. Mine spends a lot of time talking about the sweet things our littles did when they were tiny. How we used to dance in the kitchen to the same song on repeat, how hysterically she laughed at the dog and just how tightly she had us wrapped around her fingers. I would give anything to have photographs of our dance parties or those puppy giggle fests but as a photographer I sometimes forget to get in front of the camera. As a documentary photographer I'll come to your home and spend time with your family. Get to know your babies and capture this crazy, beautiful, messy life you live.

Let's hang out, eat S'mores, make breakfast or go to the zoo and i'll document your family as they are today. Faces covered in peanut butter and hearts full of smiles. 

Documentary family sessions starting at $350. 

Stacey is amazing in every way! She’s able to capture photos of real moments in time you want to always remember. She’s taken photos of my daughter since she was born. I continue to love every single photo she takes. Her pictures capture the beauty of my family. She’s nothing short of incredible.
— Tia J.

 

 

ON THE BLOG

 

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Stacey Reid I Cincinnati Birth Photographer I Documentary family Photographer