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*photo by Holly Kahmal, PrettyGirl.ca

From My Heart:

I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, an artist. I am a story teller of love & life. I believe in the power of positive thought with all of my being. I expose my heart and soul to those I meet and in turn I form a deep connection with the people I photograph- I capture truth in my subjects, and produce work that you can feel deep in your belly. Documenting love between people is an incredible privilege, it is what I do best and to me it is one of the most important jobs in the world. With each moment I capture, I gain a better understanding of life and the everyday miracles that exist on this earth.

Four years ago I was inspired by an incredible woman, Chelsea Brooke Roisum, to do what I love and love what I do.  My life has changed in so many beautiful ways because of meeting her and now I can say I am exactly where I am meant to be and loving every minute of it.

Share your heart with me and I will give you memories that last a lifetime.

Why I Became a Doula and Choose to Photograph Birth:

My personal experiences with childbirth are the reason I do this work. I photograph birth stories, and provide doula services to Vancouver families because I believe in providing women and babies with the best possible experience during pregnancy and childbirth.  A woman will remember everything that was said to her, how she was treated and how she felt- for the rest of her life.  And how a woman perceives her birth is the foundation of her relationship with her new baby. When we believe all that matters is the end result- we tell mothers not to take part in the experience and we ignore the fact that a positive perception of birth goes hand in hand with creating healthy mothers. Our society has a fear of birth that is perpetuated by a system that does not take these important elements into consideration. I want to change the way women talk about birth and the way we teach our children about it. The more positive stories there are to share, the more open we become to learning about it- with knowledge comes understanding. Bringing my son into the world was the most empowering and meaningful experience of my life, and now it’s my mission to bring light and love to the experience for others.

 

 


What My Clients Are Saying About Me:

Chels & Doug
“Kristie has photographed many special occasions in my life but the one that tops them all was having her photograph the birth of our son. She was not only capturing the moments, she was also my Doula and I can’t imagine a more perfect combination. She has a beautiful calming presence and a way of telling a story through photographs like no other.”

-CHELSEA ROISUM, CBR Photography


Shann & Jay
“My husband and I made the best decision in having Kristie at the birth of our daughter. She is such a wonderful soul & presence at a time that can be overwhelming for both mom and dad. She is so passionate not only about capturing life’s most exquisite moments on film but also about birth and families, and it is that passion that really puts you at ease in her company. During labour and birth she provided amazing support to both of us – I truly believe that her help and presence was integral to my having the natural birth that I desired. I feel that the incredible photos are just the icing on the cake! Kristie – you are hands down the best photographer I know and I look forward to having you at my next birth xo”

-SHANNON & JAY


Jenn & Molly

Her incredibly beautiful and heart-stopping photos are one thing – but it is how she works with people that sets her apart from other photographers. Kristie is her own package deal –she infuses her passion for photography and capturing life’s most special moments with skill, grace, enthusiasm, and professionalism. She is able to put people at ease with her relaxed, but tenacious eye-for-beauty approach. My husband and I don’t generally like to be in front of the camera, but Kristie makes working with her genuinely fun and making the photo shoot a memorable time. Not only that, she seems to effortlessly exceed expectations. We had a tough time locating the site of our event and Kristie swooped in and literally saved the day so our event could go on as planned: she was on the phone with multiple people, looking up addresses on her GPS, and offering her vehicle to make sure we all made it in time. And throughout it all she was calm and optimistic: just what you need during life’s stressful times! I am so grateful to Kristie and the memories she has captured for me and my family. I repeatedly regret not hiring her for birth photography and doula work and cannot wait to make up for this oversight with my next birth.

-JENN, SCOTT & MOLLY


Meg & Geoff

Kristie photographed our wedding this summer. She captured our most precious moments in such a delicate way.  She completely integrated herself in the group and interacted with our guests with ease, making even the most introverted people feel comfortable in front of her camera.  It’s easy to see that Kristie takes the time getting to know the people she photographs.  My husband and I had so much fun shooting our individual pictures with her on the beach that day.  We felt very present and in the moment because of her demeanour.   She captured candid moments between us that we will cherish forever.  And because she knew that our grandparents were a very important part of the day for us, she was able to capture many lovely shots of them.  It was an incredible experience having Kristie photograph our wedding.

-MEGAN & GEOFF


 

Three Stones

I am the Creative Director for Three Stones Clothing. A Women’s coat and clothing company based in Vancouver, BC. I have had the pleasure to work with Kristie Robin on several occasions. She is an amazing photographer and has captured our look and feeling for for numerous seasons. Believe me this is not an easy task- It takes a talented individual to handle the pressure and stress and come up with beautiful photos. See for yourself…you can view our latest campaigns on our website and facebook page.

-SUSAN
Creative Director
Three Stones Clothing

Info & Rates

Birth & Postpartum

How much or how little of your birth is captured is up to you.  At least 4 weeks before your estimated due date, I will schedule a phone or in person meeting to go over what aspects of the birth you are comfortable having photographed-this is when we will also go over any last minute questions, and I will explain when and what number to call.  I will join you during active labour and stay for 1-2 hours postpartum.  While I believe that sharing positive birth experiences is vital to changing the way the world sees birth, it is not a requirement for working with me.  If you would like to keep your birth story private, I will respect that completely.  For those that would like to share, I will have 5 web ready images for social media available within 24hours, along with a custom designed Facebook cover birth announcement within 1 week. Your birth story will be fully edited and ready to view within 4 weeks of the birth.  Printed product may take up to 4 weeks from order date.

For my doula clients, I offer 2 prenatal and 1 postpartum visits, usually in your home, or at a location we decide upon together.  During the prenatal appointments we can discuss your birth preferences, and I will make sure you have all the resources you need to feel ready for birth of your baby.  On the day labour starts, I will join you within 1 hour of the call and stay 2 hours postpartum or until you feel settled.  I may come and go as needed in the earlier stages of labour, as long as you feel well supported.  Use of my TENS machine is also available to all of my doula clients.   The postpartum visit will take place within the first week following the birth.  I offer additional breastfeeding support, past the initial postpartum visit if needed.

This work is sacred to me, and I am committed to being there for my clients during this incredible experience.  I will be on call 24/7 from 38 weeks to birth and I work with an amazing back up in the event that I am unable to attend for reasons beyond my control.  I will only take clients for both birth doula and photography when my clients understand that my role as their doula is my first priority- What good are beautiful photos of your birth if you felt under supported and out of control during the process? If you would like to arrange a meeting to see if we have a good connection, please get in touch through my contact page.


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Weddings are the beginning of a beautiful love story, one that I capture artistically and with purpose.  I combine photojournalism and fine art portraiture to document your day with a timeless and classic style.   I follow the light and laughter to document all the details that make your day unique.  All of my wedding packages include high resolution digital files and a complimentary engagement session.  Stunning, one of a kind heirloom print products are also available as an add on to any package.  Because I believe beautiful moments should be shared, I always post a sneak peak within 48 hours.  All my wedding clients enjoy a full blog post within 4 weeks, to share with friends and family and all images will be delivered within 6 weeks.   Due to my work in birth, I only take wedding clients in the summer months.  I am currently booking for 2015 and beyond.  If you are planning an elopement, or destination wedding, please contact me for a custom quote.

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I photograph my clients where they feel most comfortable so I can capture all the qualities that make them unique.  Lifestyle sessions take place anywhere in Vancouver’s lower mainland and I don’t mind going on an adventure to get the right shot- so get creative with your location choice!   The session fee includes my time and talent of either 30 minutes (for the mini) or 1 hour long (for the full portrait).  For the best light I recommend scheduling your session just before sunset or early in the morning.  Lifestyle sessions are perfect for families, singles, couples, and kids.  The session covers up to 5 people, but if you have a large family- that’s fine too just add $35/per each additional person.  Once all of the best images are edited (within 2 weeks) I will come to your home or a location of your choice for an in person ordering session, where you will choose what you would like to purchase from the session, including a wide variety of one of a kind heirloom print products, and digital packages to suit your needs.

Contact

Let’s make beautiful art together.

I am located in Vancouver, BC Canada and serve the entire lower mainland.  Please take a look around at my site for session information and pricing.  If you haven’t found the answers you’re looking for or would like to know about availability send me a note, or get in touch through phone or email.

My Contact Information:

Mobile: 604.817.0270
Email: kristie.robin@gmail.com

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Wedding Investment

Wedding Day Package Options

Weddings are the beginning of a beautiful love story, one that I capture artistically and with purpose.  I combine photojournalism and fine art portraiture to document your day with a timeless and classic style.  Following the light and laughter to document all the details that make your day unique.  All of my wedding packages include high resolution digital files and a complimentary engagement session.  Stunning, one of a kind heirloom print products are also available as an add on to any package.  Because I believe beautiful moments should be shared, I always post a sneak peek  with a few images within 48 hours.  All my wedding clients enjoy a full blog post to share with family and friends within 4 weeks and all images will be delivered within 6 weeks.   Due to my work in birth, I only take wedding clients in the summer months.  If you are planning an elopement, or destination wedding, please contact me for a custom quote.  Currently taking bookings for June 2015 and beyond.

*All wedding packages come with a complimentary engagement session.  A  50% non refundable deposit is due upon booking to reserve your date.  Add on’s available for wedding packages include: second photographer, and additional hours of coverage, and light videography.   Please inquire for more details.  I also have a great list of recommended vendors, so… just ask:) 

1/2 day

$2500

  • 6 hours coverage
  • 100+ images
  • online gallery
  • 8×12 canvas
  • 20% off additional print product

Book A Session

Full Day

$3500

  • 10 hours coverage
  • 300+ images
  • online gallery
  • 11×14 canvas
  • 30% off additional print product

Book A Session

Deluxe

$5500

  • 12 hours coverage
  • 500+ images
  • online gallery
  • 10×10-30 page heirloom album
  • 50% off additional print product

Book A Session

Birth & Doula Investment

Birth & Doula Services

I have combined my greatest passions to provide the ultimate experience for Vancouver families welcoming their new little ones into the world.  I am open to capturing as much or as little of your birth story as you are comfortable with.  While I believe that birth is beautiful and it needs to be seen in a more positive light, there is no obligation to share images on my site, or social media platforms.  This journey is sacred and incredibly private to some, and I respect whatever you are comfortable with.

At least 4 weeks before your estimated due date, I will schedule a phone or in person meeting to go over what aspects of the birth you are comfortable having photographed-this is when we will also go over any last minute questions, and I will explain when and what number to call.  I will join you during active labour and stay for 1-2 hours postpartum.  While I believe that sharing positive birth experiences is vital to changing the way the world sees birth, it is not a requirement for working with me.  If you would like to keep your birth story private, I will respect that completely.  For those that would like to share, I will have 5 web ready images for social media available within 24hours, along with a custom designed Facebook cover birth announcement within 1 week. Your birth story will be fully edited and ready to view within 4 weeks of the birth.  Printed product may take up to 4 weeks from order date.

For my doula clients, I offer 2 prenatal and 1 postpartum visits, usually in your home, or at a location we decide upon together.  During the prenatal appointments we can discuss your birth preferences, and I will make sure you have all the resources you need to feel ready for birth of your baby.  On the day labour starts, I will join you within 1 hour of the call and stay 2 hours postpartum or until you feel settled.  I may come and go as needed in the earlier stages of labour, as long as you feel well supported.  Use of my TENS machine is also available to all of my doula clients.   The postpartum visit will take place within the first week following the birth.  I offer additional breastfeeding support, past the initial postpartum visit if needed.

This work is sacred to me, and I am committed to being there for my clients during this incredible experience.  I will be on call 24/7 from 38 weeks to birth and I work with an amazing back up in the event that I am unable to attend for reasons beyond my control.  I will only take clients for both birth doula and photography when my clients understand that my role as their doula is my first priority- What good are beautiful photos of your birth if you felt under supported and out of control during the process? If you would like to arrange a meeting to see if we have a good connection, please get in touch through my contact page.

*a 50% deposit is due upon booking.  Remaining 50% must be paid before 38week on call period. Add doula services to any birth photography package, for just $450, add simple videography for an additional $350.

Just Baby

$695

  • within 48 hours of birth
  • in home or hospital
  • 5 images within 24hrs
  • 15-5×7 prints
  • 1- 8×12 wall plaque
  • 20% off print product

Book A Session

Mini Birth

$995

  • on call 38wks to birth
  • custom FB cover
  • 5 images within 24hrs
  • 25-5x 7 prints
  • mini slideshow
  • 30% off print product

Book A Session

Full Birth

$1195

  • on call 38wks to birth
  • custom FB cover
  • 5 images within 24hrs
  • 50 digital files
  • full slideshow
  • 50% off print product

Book A Session

Just Doula

$895

  • 2 prenatal and 1 postpartum visit
  • on call from 38 weeks
  • unlimited labour support
  • use of TENS machine
  • breastfeeding support

Book A Session

 

Prenatal & Postpartum Services

Add any of the following photography sessions to compliment your birth story for only $200.

Maternity

$395

  • 1 hour in home or on location after 32 weeks
  • 30+ images to choose from
  • 10 images included in medium resolution
  • online gallery for sharing
  • 20% off print product

Book A Session

Herbal Bath

$395

  • 1 hour in home or hospital (up to 10 days)
  • 30+ images to choose from
  • 10 images included in medium resolution
  • online gallery for sharing
  • 20% off print product

Book A Session

Newborn

$495

  • 1 hour in home or on location (3-10 days new)
  • 30+ images to choose from
  • 10 images included in medium resolution
  • online gallery for sharing
  • 30% off print product

Book A Session

Portrait Investment

Lifestyle Portraits

I photograph my clients where they feel most comfortable so I can capture all the qualities that make them unique.  Lifestyle sessions take place anywhere in Vancouver’s lower mainland and I don’t mind going on an adventure to get the right shot- so get creative with your location choice!   The session fee includes my time and talent of either 30 minutes (for the mini) or 1 hour long (for the full portrait).  For the best light I recommend scheduling your session just before sunset or early in the morning.  Lifestyle sessions are perfect for families, singles, couples, and kids.  The session covers up to 5 people, but if you have a large family- that’s fine too just add $35/per each additional person.  Once all of the best images are edited (within 2 weeks) I will come to your home or a location of your choice for an in person ordering session, where you will choose what you would like to purchase from the session, including a wide variety of one of a kind heirloom print products, and digital packages to suit your needs

*Session fee is due upon booking to reserve your shoot date.  Rescheduling can be accommodated at no extra charge up to 7 days before shoot date.  Session fee does not include digital files or printed product.

Mini Session

$150

  • 30 minutes
  • in home or on location
  • up to 5 people (add $35/each additional person)
  • ordering session within 2 weeks
  • 25% off printed product or digital file packages

Book A Session

Full Session

$275

  • 60 minutes
  • in home or on location
  • up to 5 people (add $35/each additional person)
  • ordering session within 2 weeks
  • 40% off printed product or digital file packages

Book A Session

Product Info

Custom Printed Product

Because I believe life’s greatest memories should be proudly displayed in your home as art, I offer a full line of professionally printed, fully customizable family keepsakes.  Please contact me directly for a complete list of print and digital packages and pricing.

Print product can be purchased any time within 1 year of your session date, the discount available in your chosen package applies to purchases made during the in person ordering session only.  Occasionally throughout the year I offer print product flash sales, which will be announced on my facebook page.  Please make sure to follow me there so you don’t miss out!

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CUSTOM IMAGE WRAPPED COVER DESIGN

THICK STURDY PAGES, PRINTED IN LUSTRE OR MATTE FINISH

LAY FLAT DESIGN

MINI PARENT ALBUM AVAILABLE WITH ANY FULL SIZE ALBUM PURCHASE FOR ONLY $400

 

Plaques, Canvas, Prints

MOUNTED PLAQUES ARE LOW PROFILE AND COME READY TO HANG.  THEY ARE AN EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO CANVAS.  AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE.

CANVAS IS AVAILABLE ON EITHER A 1″ or 2″ FRAME.  CHOOSE FROM GALLERY WRAP OR COLOR BLOCKED SIDES.  AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE.

PRINTS AVAILABLE IN LUSTRE, GLOSSY OR MATTE FINISH.  AVAILABLE IN ANY SIZE.  ASK ME ABOUT PACKAGE PRICING FOR MULTIPLE PRINTS.

 

Heirloom Album

CUSTOM MOSAIC IMAGE COVER WITH LINEN WRAP

LINEN AVAILABLE IN GREY, WHITE, CREAM, BROWN AND BLUE

THICK, STURDY PAGES PRINTED ON ART MATTE PAPER

LAY FLAT DESIGN

MATCHING KEEPSAKE BOX INCLUDED

MINI PARENT ALBUM AVAILABLE WITH ANY FULL SIZE HEIRLOOM ALBUM FOR ONLY $450