Birth Photography FAQ
Birth is unpredictable so how does this work?
I am on call, 24/7 starting at 37 weeks before your estimated due date and I remain on call until your baby arrives. This means I don't plan a vacation or stray too far from home and I am ready to come to your birth location quickly.
I’m a little nervous about the whole thing and I am not sure I want a stranger taking photos of me during labour!
Your feeling is completely normal! We will meet in person so we can see if we are a good match and then get to know each other so that you are comfortable. Your Birth Story includes a complimentary maternity session as another way for us to get to know each other. When the time comes and I am in your birth space, I will remain as unobtrusive as possible and you'll probably forget I am there!
What if I am/end up having a caesarean?
Each and every birth experience is worth photographing. There are moments leading up to a caesarean and sometimes photographers have been allowed into the OR. You need to let your healthcare provider know your wishes as your request goes much further than mine. There are still many important moments I’m able to capture after the birth - all your first looks, first cuddles, your partners excitement and so much more!
How long are you there for?
I generally come once active labour has started and you or your support person lets me know. I will be there as quick as possible and stay until an hour or two after your baby has arrived to capture as many of the "firsts" as I can.
Will you post my images on your website, blog or social media?
Only if you agree! I love showing off my work, and will only ever take and publish tasteful images on my website, blog and social media. I will get your written permission before posting anything! If you do not wish for your images to be published, that is completely okay!
We want to book you, what's the next step?
To officially book me, I'd love to meet with you again and answer any last minute questions and go over your Birth Story agreement and collect a non-refundable retainer to secure my on-call time surrounding your estimated due date. If you have any questions, please do ask!