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CINCINNATI BIRTH, NEWBORN & MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

KRYSTAL FRANKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Documenting Queen City Birth Stories, Love Stories & Intimate Moments.

A grand adventure is about to begin

Tasteful and Meaningful Birth Photography & Films for families who value the beauty of life, the desire to create memories and leave a lasting family legacy. 

I believe birth is a unique, beautiful experience that is specific to each woman and family. There is no right or wrong way to bring life into this world. Whether medicated or unmedicated, hospital or home, vaginal or c-section, every birth story is beautiful, profound and worth remembering. I’m grateful and honored to capture your beautiful journey of birth.

Let's capture your birth story

For as long as I can remember, my calling has always been to care for babies, mama's and those around me. Early on, I had two dreams. One, to become a national geographic photographer and two, to become a NICU nurse. While those dreams didn’t exactly play out the way it was in my head (anyone else?), what WAS birthed was a dream and a passion to beautifully blend the both.

I have been a NICU nurse for the last 8 years and have found myself in love with the beginning of life and the breathtaking process of birth. My love for this stage of life has taken me all over Cincinnati and all over the world. As a travel nurse, I have worked in the majority of nurseries and delivery rooms in the tri-state area and I’ve taught neonatal resuscitation to midwives and nurses in Madagascar, Benin and Kenya. 

I am married to my amazing husband Zach and prefer to live life as simply and gratefully as I can.  He truly is my better half and reminds me daily to pursue life joyfully, purposefully & expectantly.  We love Jesus, our families, our fur babies & are passionate about marriage ministry at our home church.  More than likely you’ll find a coffee in my hands and about five books in my bag. I love traveling, documenting our life, writing, being outdoors, living life simply and spending time with those I love. 

It's always been about the babies.

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“This is so unbelievably beautiful- your words and your photos.  What a gift you have, and what a gift you have given to us.  We are so grateful.  Your presence in those moments was as a family member rather than 'our photographer' and that is as much a part of our memories of that day as any other part.  Thank you, a million times over.  We love you.”

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“Krystal is amazing and so talented!! She did both birth and newborn sessions for us this fall. She made me, my husband, and my newborn baby so comfortable during both of our sessions. Our birth photos were stunning and captured all of the emotions of that life changing day! We still can’t stop staring at them 6 weeks later. Krystal helped us share our birth story with our family without them being in the room!.”

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“Krystal was amazing. I didn’t even notice her in the room and she captured some of the most intimate, precious moments of our life. She was patient through labor during the wee hours of the morning and stayed into the afternoon to get shots after family had left.”

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Birth Packages & Films start at $950
**It is highly encouraged to reach out as early as possible to inquire about availability and package details. 
Limited birth slots are available each month

Lifestyle Newborn & Maternity Sessions $375
Fresh 48 Sessions  $375

NICU Sessions are donation & availability based. 
Max of 1 session/month available with extra sessions subject to normal session rates.

Films 2-3min $300
Can be added onto any session type

 *please contact me if interested in gifting/contributing to a birth/newborn/NICU shoot 
or would like to add a session as part of your gift registry.

Payment plans available for all sessions. 
I believe every family should have access to beautiful, highly quality photography so please reach out for an individual plan to meet your needs. 

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It's Always Been About the Miracle of Birth.

Documenting Birth and the Journey of Parenthood is my passion. I put my entire soul and heart into providing you with memories and images that will outlive the hazy memories of the incredible experience of birth.  

Who is present as your birth team is very important. That is why I take my work and your birth space incredibly serious. Hiring a birth photographer who intimately understands the birth space, transforms your photographer into not just a "photographer at your birth", but a photographer who is part of your birth team. I am on call for you 24/7 and will be by your side supporting you and your family no matter the day or time.   I love to blend both my love for capturing your birth and my background as a NICU nurse as a way to support you and your family holistically during your birth process. Labor and Delivery rooms & the process of birth are second nature to me.

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I can't wait to help capture a piece of your family's story!  Please fill out the contact form to book a photograpahy session, set up a gift registry or to inquire about more information.

For Maternity sessions & newborn sessions, we will book you based on your tentative due date!

Availability for births are limited per month!  Please reach out as soon as possible to secure availability!    

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