here are a few reasons to consider a birth photographer

  1. Memories. You are going to forget. Let me say it again, YOU ARE GOING TO FORGET. The first time you see and hold your baby will quickly be replaced by their first smile, first words and first steps. Don’t forget. Hire a photographer to capture these moments!
  2. The details. To piggyback on #1, if you are going to forget the big moments, you will FOR SURE forget the small details. Room details, family reactions, tender moments with your partner, etc. 
  3. So you can be present. Don’t worry about pictures. Just focus on birthing your baby!
  4. So your spouse can be present. Let him hold you and not a camera!  
  5. Quality. I know smart phones are AMAZING these days. But they still aren’t cameras…especially in the low light situations that most births are. I push my camera to its limits to get the perfect shots of your birth. Your smart phone can compete.  
  6. Professional. I’ve been present at a lot of births. So I know the pace and flow of labor and delivery. I know to expect the unexpected. I know where to stand to get the best shot while also being out of the way. I know when to get zoomed out and zoomed in shots. I know when to shoot overhead. I know how to edit images in post-processing to make them the absolute best they can look. I know the best printing labs to work with so you can get the album of your dreams. I know all these things so you can focus on you and your baby and be in the moment!
  7. Best push present. Forget jewelry, this is the gift that keeps giving! You will have these images FOREVER. You’ll be able to look at them and reminisce on birthdays. Show your kids actual pictures when they ask you to tell them about the day they were born. 
  8. Babies are only born once. You only get ONE chance to capture the moment you meet your baby.

Nicole is amazing!

Not only will you love her work but you will love her personality! She did the best job capturing our personalities and now we have the most amazing photos to remember our pregnancy, birth, and first family photos!

— Marley

Nicole was wonderful to work with!

Very professional and enjoyable to talk to with a keen eye for what will truly become a beautiful photograph, better than I could have pictured myself. Thank you Nicole for making me feel beautiful during a time where that can be hard to do.

— Mary

Birth Story Packages:
Matthews, North Carolina

My birth story sessions include full coverage of your birth journey, beginning with active labor and ending 2 hours after the birth of your baby, capturing everything from your journey through labor to baby's first breath, first latch, and first cry. I will be available to you on call 24/7 from 38 weeks until your new baby arrives. 

I offer a range of customizable birth packages according to your preferences for your birth space, your budget, and your personal desires for your birth. 

find the the perfect package below

The Heirloom Package

package includes:

100+ images
(mix of color and b&w)
delivered via online gallery 
Essentials Maternity Session
Essentials Lifestyle Newborn Session


The Classic Birth Story

package includes:

45 images
(mix of color and b&w)
delivered via online gallery 

investment starts at: $1395

A $300 deposit is required to reserve your session.
Doula services can be added for an additional $1000. Inquire for more details!

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The Keepsake Birth Story

package includes:

100+ images
(mix of color and b&w)
delivered via online gallery
Essentials Maternity Session


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nicole bertrand

A camera points both ways–the subject in front of it is captured by the heart of the artist behind it. Let me show you who I am and how I'm inspired by bumps, birth, baby and everything in-between! I serve the Matthews, NC area including all hospitals, birth centers, and home births.

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local resources for

matthews, north carolina
birth clients

Complete Joy Birth Services
Charlotte, NC 
Phone: 540-226-1312

Nursing Mothers Place Matthews,
North Carolina
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy,
Matthews, NC 28105 
(704) 384-7519

Beyond Wellness 
Chiropractic Center
5035 W WT Harris Blvd A,
Charlotte, NC 28269 
(704) 461-1836

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy,
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 384-6500

Integrative Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
6580 Old Monroe Rd,
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 225-8686

Bradford Clinic OB/GYN 
1450 Matthews Township Pkwy #200, Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 246-1846

One Hott Mamma 
1319 Matthews-Mint Hill Road,
Matthews, NC
(980) 939-1690

Chandi Yoga & Massage 
1114 Sam Newell Rd Suite A,
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 771-8055

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I’m so excited to connect with you! Have questions? Want more details? Ready to schedule your session? Let’s chat! I’d love to hear from you!

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