cinematic live childbirth
docubirth is a sophisticated, emotional documentation of your childbirth, brought to you by Los Angeles-based feature documentary director and editor James Carroll.
Below are videos that will give you an idea of my style, combining both photography and video in an edited cinematic movie.
“James’ birthdoc video of our son Luca’s birth is the best thing we could have done for our family. The video heightened and lifted the birthing experience (which is already a miraculous event) to another level. He captured the most intimate, humorous and special moments while being very professional and thoughtful of the needs of the mother to be (me), father to be, baby, and anyone else in the room. It’s as if James is not in the room except when you want him to be there. We feel very special to work with him at this point of his ascending directing and photographer career especially since no one else is doing videos like this! Not in the artistic, profound and fun way he is doing it! Also, James is just a great person all around. He has become part of our family in many ways.”
“My husband and I had the most amazing experience using James Carroll to capture the birth of our daughter. He documented the delivery with professionalism, discretion, sensitivity and talent. And, as a result, we have an exquisite short film we can share with, not only family, but with friends and colleagues. With our first 2 children, my husband attempted to video the birth himself. Unfortunately, that resulted in him stuck behind a camera getting footage we would never want to share, and, most importantly, he was distracted at a very important time. Having James shoot the delivery was the best part of our birth plan. He moved around the room quietly capturing all the important moments. I almost forgot he was there. But more than that, he is so talented. The imagery, the music and the editing all came together in a modern, sophisticated and beautiful way. My husband and I both work in television, so creatively, we’re very particular about the look and feel of video and photography. We were blown away with the end result. I can not say enough good things about our time with James. Only to say thank you for making the experience so effortless and the video something we will cherish for years to come. He not only captured the birth of our daughter in an amazing way, he allowed us both to forget about cameras and enjoy the special experience together.”
Childbirth Photographer . Home birth . Hospital birth . Water birth
The day will be captured with the best quality camera/lens combination in the world.
The Leica M9 and the Canon 5DMark3.
Option one: delivery only . still photography . all images color corrected – please contact
Option two: labor & delivery only . still + motion photography . edited cinematic movie – please contact
Option three: home + labor + delivery + first meeting . two day shoot . edited cinematic movie – please contact
payment plans available . questions please call me anytime . 310 561 2223
Included in all options:
In person meeting to talk about all the details, including exactly the coverage you want during delivery.
Depending on what option above, full unlimited coverage starts at labor till 1 hour after birth.
24/7 on call from 38 weeks until Birth | Serving 50 miles out from the center of Los Angeles, CA
a $200 deposit holds the day.
Please send me your questions or thoughts. I will respond within 24 hours.