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Birth Photography


A Michiana photographer committed to telling your story.


You are in the right place if ...

you'd rather have "Dad" holding your hand than holding a camera

(or holding your leg, or rubbing your back, or getting you more ice chips, or meeting & enjoying his son or daughter)

Every birth photography package comes with

Meet with the photographer

  • a pre-consultation

  • a viewing session

Unlimited time during the birth

  • one of five spots reserved for your due date month

  • on-call photographer 2 weeks before the due date and until baby arrives

  • photographer present from admittance until 2 hours after baby is born

ALL of the images presented

  • a client portal where you'll find all things photography related

  • a story-telling slideshow of your images

  • all of the digital images presented at your viewing session (expect a minimum of 100)

And more

  • time to relax, knowing someone else is documenting & preserving your memories (peace of mind)

  • never forgetting how you felt the day you met your baby

  • small surprises along the way

Meet the Photographer

I'm Andrea Hartstein, a certified professional photographer & I️ help families celebrate the births and lives of their children!

Every baby has a story. 

And every baby deserves to be celebrated. 

At Hartstein Photography, your baby's story is beautifully told in a way that when you look back on the beginning of your child's life, not only will you remember what happened, but you will remember how it felt when you first met your baby.

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Really nice things my clients have said about their experience with me.

Mobile Tip: Double tap on the picture to read their thoughts.

Image by Janaya Dasiuk

How does it work?

Image by Wedding Dreamz

Andrea arrives after you've been admitted to your birthing location
& leaves 2 hours after baby is born.

Relax and enjoy your pictures for generations

Time-stopping.  Story-telling.

Your baby photography is your one chance to look back at this monumental moment, the birth of a new baby, and tell your story.

You have got so much to think about before the baby comes .


There's the nursery decor, the diaper stockpile, feeding supplies, strollers, cribs, choosing who will deliver the baby, where you will deliver the baby & of course, one of the most important decisions could possibly be who your belly • birth • baby photographer is.


They are responsible for increasing

what you remember and how you remember it.

I believe that you have a story to tell with the birth of your new baby.


It's a story of anticipation, of love & support between partners, of a growing family, of the start of the life of a new person.  Your pictures should genuinely capture you and your loved ones, with photographs that are modern, yet timeless.

Everyone should be able to look back at when their kids were little and remember what it was like.  I'm here to help you do it.

A Sneak Peek

Watch one of my favorites to see how I can tell the story of your baby's birth.


Maternity • Birth • Fresh48 • Newborn • Baby Plan (3-6-9-12) • Motherhood

Your Story.

Your baby photos should tell your story.  I love capturing every detail, from the toes and belly button and hospital bracelets.  Each image is a part of your baby's story.  I love working with each family to showcase their baby's first year and the beginning of their story!


This Sounds Amazing

How much does
birth photography cost? 

Birth Photography Packages

starting at $1249

Maternity & Fresh48 Packages

starting at $249

only five births are accepted each month due to the unpredictable nature of them

"When I️ had my first baby, I thought a nurse could take pictures.  I have one picture of my husband holding her that the nurse took. 
I'm not even in our 'birth' picture.

When I had my second baby, my husband assured me that he would take pictures for us in the OR.
He took one beautiful picture that's on our wall.  But now he's not in our 'birth' picture.

When a family entrusts me with their memories, they get a minimum of sixty images that tell the story of their baby's birth.  And the whole family is in them like they should be.  This is the life event that I specialize in.  I️'m aware of the important moments to look for.  I'm trained in low-light scenarios.  I'm committed to making sure you have more memories than I️ do, without taking away any of your snuggle time with your new baby."

Andrea Hartstein,
Certified Professional Photographer


Schedule a free consultation.

"Consultation" sounds so formal.  It's really not.  The best way I've found to answer your questions is to get together to talk about them.  I️  would love to get to know you and offer you something to drink - but "getting together" doesn't necessarily mean in person.  We could meet over zoom or over a phone call.  

So let me invite you to one of my favorite local places - the Heritage Meeting House in Mishawaka.  It's part coffee house, part library, part homeschool resource center, part photo studio (when I'm there!). 

Click below to get the ball rolling.  I'm excited to meet you!

Schedule a Free Consultation
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