Ken & Corie Strong are passionate about producing films featuring the amazing moments in life. Birth stories are full of raw emotion and beautifully intense moments. There is nothing more awe inspiring than capturing the moments when a couple becomes a family, a little boy becomes a big brother, a mom becomes a grandma… and on and on! These are moments that pass too quickly and we strive to capture them in a way that can be shared and enjoyed for many years to come.
Our goal during your child’s birth is to be as unobtrusive as possible while filming the event.
Whether you are having a natural birth at home or giving birth at a hospital, your birth can effectively be documented through videography.
During our consultation meeting we will ask you about your birth plan, what you are wanting us to capture, and if you have any video examples of what you are looking for in your birth story. This is a great time to get to know each other so that you can be comfortable with us on the big day. Birth is an intimate and beautiful event and we consider it an honor to be able to capture it for you!
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Frequently asked Questions:
Who Will Be Filming My Baby’s Birth?
Ken & Corie Strong are the only members of the KSP Cinematic Team that film Birth Story footage. We will be the only ones coming to your birth.
All editing of your film is also performed by Ken & Corie.
Both Ken and Corie have backgrounds in emergency medicine and have taken part in the medical role of assisting with births. Corie is a mother of three boys, an emergency medical technician on an ambulance, and has worked within a hospital emergency department. Ken has been an emergency Paramedic for over 20 years and has personally delivered three babies in his role as an emergency responder.
Though their role in your birth is purely to capture these precious moments, their personal experience and careers in medicine provide them a unique understanding of the birth process and hospital policies.
When Should I Plan To Book?
As soon as possible! Since there are only two of us to film Birth Stories, and we prefer to commit the entire week of the “due date” to our expecting parents, we can only commit to so many Birth Stories per year. If you want to secure your date, the sooner you book the better!
What Types Of Births Can You Attend?
We can film at home, birth center, or hospital births (even c-sections), however it is important that you verify the policies in your particular hospital to find out what they allow.
Do You Travel For Births?
We really wish we could. However, due to the unpredictable nature of birth, we can only assure our presence at births within our region of Northern Indiana.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Film?
Typical delivery of the finished Birth Story video is 4-6 weeks.
How Do I Book?
Please email email@example.com when you know your expected due date. Once we have confirmed our availability for the week of your due date, we will email a video agreement for you to fill out and return along with a deposit of ½ of the contract total price. Once we receive your signed video agreement and deposit, your date is booked! We will then plan a meeting time so we can discuss your birth plan, and get to know each other. The remainder of the balance is not due until your video is completed and ready for delivery.
Birth Videography Pricing
$800-$1000 (depending on due date and location) Keep in mind that this total covers everything “behind the scenes” including our time & travel to our initial meeting and for your delivery, on-call arrangements for the week of your scheduled “due date”, editing time, and final delivery of your completed video. The only additional fee would be incurred in the event that labor exceeds 10 hours, at which time accommodations at a hotel close to your delivery location may be requested.
Approximately 4-7 hours of videographer time, capturing the highlights of your labor, birth, and time with family, utilizing 1-2 professional quality, high-definition, cameras.
We intend to provide at least one videographer for your birth but, in some cases, both of us may be available to be attend. Our goal is to capture every precious moment for you. Our focus is less on our overall time than it is being dedicated to this amazing moment in your life. In most cases our time begins when we arrive at your birthing facility (when you are in active labor) and ends 1-2 hours after birth.
Professional cinematic style video editing with unlimited transitions and background music of your choice.
5 custom printed BluRay Disks or DVDs containing your completed Birth Story video, which will also be uploaded to a private link for your own personal sharing via email or social media.