Hello lovely visitors! I am Max, and I am a postpartum doula + photographer.

 There is nothing more important than a supported transition into the postpartum life, which can be so grand and so overwhelming all at once.

 As a postpartum doula, I solely focus on what comes after the birth of your precious new life. We call this, "mothering the mother." You are the single most important thing to your new child, and the nucleus of your family. My goal is to nurture and provide professional, evidence-based support and knowledge - as it relates to infant feeding, sleep, soothing techniques, rest/hydration/nutrition for mom, & guidance - to the entire family as you transition into life with a newborn.  

I also specialize in,  honest and authentic newborn + family photography, typically done in your home. I have spent years honing the necessary skills to excel in this niche area of photography. It has been here, my experience with the postpartum family during a newborn session, that has helped me gain a wealth of knowledge surrounding that unique and glorious time.

 

**Max is a member of Long Island Doula Association, where she underwent her professional training certification to become a postpartum doula.

All photos on this site were taken by max grey, while she provides optimal postpartum & family support/documentation, navigates the dynamics of people, and helps create efficiency in human relationships.

***providing professional postpartum support + photography services combined or separate, to give you and your family the ultimate custom experience with me.


 *SERVICES/PACKAGES*


postpartum support only

custom - $30 p/hr  ( $450 deposit )

  • minimum booking of 15hrs (3hrs a day, 3 days a week)
  • any time between 0-12wks of birth (can be longer depending on needs)
  • morning or evening appts. available

postpartum support + photography


poetic postpartum - "first look/short story" - $600

( $100 deposit )

  • in-home or on location of your choice
  • intimate, + honest documentation of this new journey during the postpartum phase.
  • beautiful documentation of you and your baby bonding, nursing/feeding, skin to skin, + option of bathing with your baby.
  •  honest documentation of siblings and partner connecting with the new baby (no posing).
  • 1hr of shoot time
  • full, private online viewing gallery, with your own custom print shop
  • 15 high resolution images of your choice
  • option to buy additional images at discounted rate
  • first look option must happen within 48hrs of birth
  • short story option must be done between 5-10 days of age of baby

poetic postpartum - "full story" - $850

($100 deposit)

  • in-home or on location of your choice
  • intimate, + honest documentation of this new journey during the postpartum phase.
  • beautiful documentation of you and your baby bonding, nursing/feeding, skin to skin, + option of bathing with your baby.
  •  honest documentation of siblings and partner connecting with the new baby (no posing).
  • Up to 2hrs of shoot time
  • full, private online viewing gallery, with your own custom print shop
  • ALL high resolution images in your gallery are yours available immediately for download
  • option to buy additional images at discounted rate
  • 4hrs of postpartum support. during your shoot, and 2 additional hours on another day.
  • additional support hours available as well.

full story - $1200 ( $100 deposit )

  • in-home or on location of your choice
  • mix of lifestyle + more intimate bonding images
  • family + sibling images included
  • up to 2hrs of shoot time
  • full, private online viewing gallery, with your own custom print shop
  • ALL high resolution images from your gallery (35-55 images)
  • option to have available postpartum support during your shoot

full postpartum support + full story - $1350 ( $180 deposit )

  • 12hrs of custom postpartum care (3hrs a day, 4 days a week)
  • full photo session included in 1 of those 4 days (all that is included in full story session, as above)
  • ALL high resolution images from viewing gallery included
  • your own custom print shop

questions? comments? want to say hello?

let's chat!
 

 

postpartum support practitioner

  • help in your recovery from vaginal birth to c-section's and emotional processing/understanding of your birth experience
  • promoting a sound and healthy mind, body, and spirit - trained in recognizing and support for perinatal mood disorders
  • access to professional referrals and resources for all needs
  • help with home dynamics and fluidity of the day
  • encouraging mother/baby bonding, and ideal rest/nutrition for mom
  • breastfeeding/bottle feeding support and evidence-based techniques, as well as recognizing the cues of hunger.
  • all around newborn care, including soothing techniques, bathing, diapering, babywearing,
  • light housekeeping - clear space, clear mind.
  • helping siblings become acquainted, as well as giving special alone time
  • encouragement, support, and guidance for optimal role of the partner
  • cooking/groceries/errands to take the busy work off your hands, while the to-do list is still completed
  • "empowerment, over enabling" - once I leave, you will be empowered to handle everything independently and gracefully. xo
mothering the mother.
  • providing postpartum services in your home, to ensure your transition into life with a newborn is an optimal one. professional, evidence-based guidance for you & your new baby.

what exactly IS a postpartum doula/practitioner???

you are not alone. your transition into life with a newborn does not need to be trial & error. I am here to help, you matter.
-max, your postpartum support practitioner