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Winnipeg, Manitoba Birth Photographer

Telling Your Birth Story through Photographs

For those special moments in life that you want to remember, you take photographs. Whether it is for your wedding, a child's early days, or a birthday, photos help you keep the memories alive for years to come. Birth shouldn't be an exception. If you ask many parents, the birth of their children is a momentous occasion and is comparable in importance to their wedding day. Hiring a birth photographer is a great way to document your baby's journey into the world.

Hire a birth photographer to remember your journey & those first precious moments of your little bean!

Ilissa Kolly's work has been seen in the internationally published magazines, 
Midwifery Today, Pathways to Family Wellness, Holistic Parenting Magazine, and Natural Pregnancy Magazine!


My Style
I believe birth photography is about telling a story and capturing the moments as they happen. As a doula and a photographer, I know that labour is best left uninterrupted. All the photographs I take during your birth are NOT posed; they are shot in a lifestyle/documentary style. Since I am not there to provide labour support but to document your experience, I try to blend into the background.  If you would like to have a doula and a birth photographer, I'm happy to be able to provide that option as well.

Your Standard Birth Story Collection Includes,

  • A complimentary consultation prior to hiring me to discuss my style, your vision for your birth and to decide if we would be a good fit

  • An In-person Birth Story Planning Session during pregnancy to learn more about your family and your hopes for your birth story photography experience.

  • A complimentary Limited Edition Maternity Photography Session between 28-32 weeks pregnant.

  • A customized wooden heirloom keepsake box including a USB drive (complete with a minimum of 75 edited high resolution digital images

  • An In-person Gallery Reveal and Ordering Session within 5 weeks after birth to review your birth gallery and select options to make your collection uniquely yours

    • The most popular options include Customized Image Boxes, Premium Custom-designed Albums, and Slideshows

  • On-call starting at 37 weeks.  Photography coverage starting in active labour, during birth, and the immediate postpartum period (1hr after birth). 

  • A $50 gift certificate for a future photography session with  (including newborn, baby milestones, family, etc.).

  • Complimentary access to the Bean Family Wellness Lending Library, full of great titles for pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

  • 10% off Bean Family Wellness Prenatal Childbirth Classes (Group, Private In-home, and Refresher Classes)

  • 10% off Rentals from Bean Family Wellness (Birth PoolsTENS MachinesBreast Pumps)

  • Doula services can be added to your Birth Story Collection for an additional fee. Please inquire for more details.


Starting at $1,150

Don't miss your chance to capture one of the most important days of your life. 
Schedule your Birth Story Consultation today!


Are you considering a doula as well?

Did you know that many hospitals in Manitoba only allow 2 support people in the room with you during birth? 
Don't be forced to decide between a doula or a photographer.

Ask about creating a custom collection to include Birth Photography and Doula Services.