BIRTH SESSION FAQS
Q: What is birth photography?
A: Birth photography is a documentary-style photography session. Usually photographing the duration of a birth and post delivery.
Q: What kind of photos do you take at a birthing session?
A: Typically these photos are taken in "documentary" or "photojournalism" approach, it's very candid and raw. Just images of raw emotion and real moments as they happen. As for types of photographs taken during a birth session, everyone's preference varies. In the initial meeting, we will discuss what kinds of photographs you feel comfortable with and go from there.
Q: Do you take pictures of the whole labor and birth?
A: This is up to you. I will photograph whatever you would like documented and feel comfortable with. My only other limitation would be the limitations of the birthing location or doctors/midwives.
Q: Will you post the photos on the internet?
A: I have earned a reputation of keeping my clients images private. I will not share any images without a clients written permission.
Q: Will we meet before the birth?
A: Absolutely! I want you and your family to feel comfortable with me and confident with the process.
Q: When should I book you?
A: I only take two to three birth clients a month so I recommend booking as soon as possible. Portrait sessions should take place one to two months prior to needing your images by.
Q. What if my baby comes earlier than expected?
A: I am on call 24/7 two weeks prior to your due date until your baby arrives but if your baby is born prior to 38 weeks, no worries! From 35-37 weeks, I will only travel within 2 hours of my home. From 38 weeks until the baby is born, I don’t travel far from home. These time frames ensure that I will be there to capture your birth story.
Q: What if I have a short labor, will I get a refund?
A: No. There's no way to predict how long a labor will last, but all births require the same amount of expense, time and commitment on my part. Remember, even a short labor is part of your birth story.
Q: What if I have a c-section?
A: I am always open to shooting any birth, no matter the circumstances. This being said, this is something you would need to speak with your doctor/midwife about as there may be limitations with me being in the OR.
Q: Will I have to get approval from my hospital?
A: Please discuss the process with your doctor/midwife. Some hospitals are more strict than others regarding photographing the actual birth.
Q: Do you use flash? What if I want my birth dark?
A: Flash is used on an "as needed" basis. I like to use flash in low light situations, as it ensures I capture all moments. This is something we can discuss during your consultation.
Q: How long will it take to get my photographs?
A: Usually a reveal session is scheduled within two to four weeks after your birth. If you ordered any prints or products, please allow two to six weeks for delivery.