Join and Get Listed

Virginia Birth Photographers is a network of professional birth photographers around the state of Virginia who share a mutual passion for the art of birth. We work with both experienced professionals and those who are starting out to help build a stronger birth photography community in Virginia through meetings, a private facebook group, networking and other promotional events.

It is our mission to spread the beauty of birth and elevate the art of the birth experience. We do this by offering resources and information to expectant parents in order to help them find their ideal birth photographer.

We love birth. We love capturing birth. If you do, too, join us!

What’s included in a one-year listing on the Virginia Birth Photographers website?

  • a detailed profile including 5-10 of your best images

  • a business description and personal bio

  • regular social media shout outs (Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest) about your business and your work

  • access to our private Facebook group

  • networking through occasional in-person gatherings

  • a VBP badge to use in your web presences and printed materials to enhance legitimacy

  • optional further publicity by applying to be a featured photographer

  • member benefits including: a lawyer-written VA state birth photography contract and other useful business downloads

Requirements for joining Virginia Birth Photographers:

  • Have a valid VA State or Washington D.C. tax ID number,

  • Have a business website which features at least two births you have photographed, and

  • Must not be offering birth photography services concurrent with other birth services. Doulas or midwives may offer after-birth photography and doula services together or stand-alone birth photography services, but may not market or offer doula and birth photography services at the same time. (The purpose of this requirement is to standardize the expectations of clients using the directory that they will be hiring a photographer focusing all of their attention on photographing birth.)

The cost of a one-year directory listing is an initial $79, with a yearly renewal fee of $49. 

To start your membership, first click the "Apply Now" button and submit a membership application. You should hear back from a team member within 2-3 business days.