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The Heather Stanford Experience

For Families

The time you spend with your family is so valuable.

So whether we’re having a session for your child’s first birthday or simply documenting your Sunday morning before you gather around the table for customary weekly pancakes, I’ll be there to capture it all.

( Am I right mamas?)

The journey from pregnancy to birth can be unpredictable and chaotic, but a journey all moms would relive again in a heartbeat.

But the rush of it all can cause moms to have memory gaps, leaving a new mom to feel lost and confused.

I’m here to remedy this by capturing all the moments of the delivery — from the happy to the stressed, to the messy to the afterglow.

Plus, as a certified Doula, you can rest assured that not only will you be receiving memorable snapshots, but an entire experience that will help you process and piece together your labor and delivery.

For Soon to be Mothers

A Glance into the Process


Session Planning

Photoshoot Day

After an initial inquiry, we’ll jump on a phone call or have an in-person consultation to go over the session expectations and the different packages and products that best suit your goals for the photoshoot.

After getting to know the personality of you and your family, as well as the vision you have for this session, we’ll go over the finer details so everyone feels prepared for photoshoot day.

I’ll be doing what I do best — photography, as well as videography if chosen as an add-on for the session. You and your family do what you do best — being the amazing family that you are!

let's talk!

Presentation & Delivery

Once the photos are completed, I’ll come by your home to present the final shots. You can choose which ones you wish to keep, and then we’ll discuss the various packages. After production, I will personally deliver your art.

Family Sessions

starts at $300

Ready to celebrate your family?

What they're saying...

Heather Stanford Photography is an AMAZING business because of its fantastic owner, Heather.

As a person who works with business owners every day, it takes a lot to impress me. I'm also a creative person by nature and sometimes its difficult for me to convey in words something I imagine visually. I am impressed to say that Heather Stanford Photography is an AMAZING business because of its fantastic owner, Heather. Heather is a creative, innovative, and strong business owner. She's found her calling in life with photography and done what many others can't, SUCCESSFULLY followed her dream. Her work is fantastic and she understood exactly what I wanted, which was a family photo unlike anyone else's. We worked together because she listened to my thoughts and ideas, incorporated with her own on how to successfully accomplish it and the results were phenomenal. I'm so glad to see a photographer of her caliber has set up shop in Hornell. I would highly recommend Heather Stanford Photography and will be returning for future pictures as our family of 5 grows. Thank you Heather for capturing the story of who we are as a family in our pictures. That's exactly what I wanted and didn't dare to hope for. But you NAILED it!

- Shelly

I really cannot say enough good things about Heather.

She doubled as my doula and photographer for my little man’s birth and was not only an amazing support person, but an even better advocate for me during such a difficult and vulnerable time. She came to my home and helped me labor, walked around our block with us, providing her support and expertise in every scenario. Her continued support postpartum is more than I could’ve ever asked for. I cannot recommend her enough. She has such a special gift, and I am very fortunate I got the opportunity to take advantage of it.

- Amber

Having Heather at my birth was an intimate and magical experience.

I'm so thankful for my photos and the video is something I will always cherish. 10 out of 10 - I reccomend for any expectant parents.

- Victoria

In-Person Consultations

Birthing & Photoshoot Day

Bonus Doula Option

We’ll have an in-person consultation so that we can get to know each other and how I can support your goals during this significant time of your life.

This is when we’ll also choose which combination of services — videography, photography, and Doula work — best line up with your needs.

I’ll meet you at your birthing location to document your special day. We’ll have all the details sorted out already so you can focus on being the strong mother you are.

As a Doula, I’ll also be there to assist you through the physical and emotional challenges, and overall be your supporter as you go through this life-changing journey.

If you choose the Doula option, after the birth we’ll arrange a postpartum meeting so you’ll be able to process and digest the experience with a companion. This is a safe time and space to ask any questions you have, raise any concerns, or simply discuss your thoughts.

You deserve to feel proud and empowered by your experience and I’m here to help you recognize this.

let's do this.


Births are one of the most exciting events in life and the anticipation of wanting to see the finished photos can be difficult!

Once everything is finished, your photos and video will be uploaded onto a USB and packaged into a beautiful wooden custom keepsake box.

Birth Sessions

starts at $1499

You deserve this day, mama.

Signature Folio Box

This is an heirloom-quality piece that allows you to showcase your session photos in a versatile way. The clean, sleek design and matching easel makes it perfect for placing in any room so that you can be reminded of your favorite moments.

As a custom album designed specifically to lay flat for maximum display of your vibrant photos, it’s no wonder the Signature Album is the most popular option chosen by clients. 

Signature Artwork

Signature Album

More Artwork Options

From canvasses, to wooden art, to framed art, you’ll have many options to choose from that can display your photos. All ordering appointments also come with wall art mock-ups, so you can see exactly how the pieces you purchase look like in your home.


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