As Grant put it, "These [images] are phenomenal. Money well spent!"
How far in advance should I book?
I only take 3-4 births per month so it's best to reach out as soon as possible! Please know that last minute openings may also be available - so please don't hesitate to ask!
When do you arrive for a birth story?
I typically go to you when you're in active labor. For hospital births this usually means when you're at least 6cm dilated. For home births where you're usually not getting checked frequently, I go when contractions are regularly around 2-3 minutes apart.
How long do you stay at a birth?
There is no time limit. I stay until baby is born and then I stay up to 2 hours post-partum.
What if I stall or have a really long labor?
I will be you until the end! I will definitely take a nap or run out to grab food if we deem it necessary and safe.
What if I end up having a c-section?
I'm there to document your birth story. If a c-section becomes part of your birth story, I will document that. There are no guarantees the hospital staff/your OB will allow me into the operating room. It is your responsibility to advocate for yourself if you'd like me to head into the OR with you. If I'm not allowed in, I can send my camera in with your partner or a willing nurse and then I'll go back to shooting as soon as baby is in the nursery.
I'm having a scheduled c-section, can I hire you?
Of course! However, please check first with your OB if he/she will allow it and you may need to advocate for my presence in the operating room. There are no guarantees that anesthesia and hospital staff will allow me into the operating room either, but with your OB on your side things can be easier. It is still your responsibility to advocate for yourself in wanting me there. If I'm not allowed in, I can send my camera in with your partner or a willing nurse and then I'll go back to shooting as soon as baby is in the nursery. If you know in advance I am not going to be let in, you can always opt to have a Fresh 48 session instead and I can be there as soon as you're out of recovery to capture all those first moments with your baby in the hospital room.
What if you miss my birth?
If for some some I miss your birth, I will still be there to document all those precious first moments with your baby. We can also arrange to have a fresh 48 session.
Can I make payments monthly?
Yes! A lot of our clients choose to pay a little each month and that's no problem as long as the balance is paid by 38 weeks.
Do you offer any discounts?
Due to the on-call nature of birth photography, I cannot offer any discounts. I do offer birth story registries for my clients to help them pay for birth photography.
I like the idea of birth photography, but I do not want anything graphic.
That's no problem at all! We will discuss your preferences at your birth consultation or by completing my online questionnaire.
When do we get our images back?
A sneak peak will be available to you within 48 hours hours after your birth so that you can announce your birth to your friends and family. A full gallery can take up to 2 weeks to be delivered.
Will you share my photos online?
My business is built on my portfolio. Its how you found me, and how other couples will find me. Because of this I’ll likely share my favorites on social media and my website, but I am always mindful of their private nature and make sure to never post graphic photographs without your consent. If you would prefer to have your session remain totally private, I 100% respect that choice.
Still have more questions?