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Birth Q&A

Q&A

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HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK OUR BIRTH SESSION WITH YOU?

Due to the on-call nature of birth photography, I take a limited number of births. If you choose me to document this day, it's best to book your estimated due date as early as you can. A non-refundable hold-the-date fee is required to be added to my calendar.

WILL I MEET YOU BEFORE THE BIRTH?

It's important that we are comfortable with each other so we will meet with you when you're ready to book your session! I'd love to meet your partner and ask they come along as well. Meeting allows me to answer your questions before you make the initial payment. We'll continually be checking in before the birth and when I'm on-call for your delivery.

DO I NEED TO TALK WITH MY CARE PROVIDER TO SEE IF THEY'LL ALLOW A PHOTOGRAPHER?

Yes! It's your responsibility to make sure your care provider and birth location will allow photography. Please verify the official policies with your provider and birth location, which might differ.

WHAT IS YOUR ON-CALL SCHEDULE?

I am available for your birth starting two weeks before your due date through two weeks after your due date. If labor begins unexpectedly outside of that time period, I encourage families to still contact me and I will do everything in my power to be there to photograph.

HOW LONG DO YOU STAY?

Usually I leave after all of the "big moments": the birth, first latch, newborn exam, etc. Typically I stick around for 1-2 hours.

DO YOU USE FLASH?

I prefer not to use flash, but do at nearly every birth for the delivery. If your birth space is dimly lit, that's part of your story. In order to photograph your birth, I will need some light. Even the nicest cameras out there can't photograph in complete darkness. If flash is needed, please know that it is bounce flash and not direct flash. My goal is to document your birth with the best quality of photos possible while still respecting your birthing space.

HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED?

Birth photography requires a 50% non-refundable retainer to book with the remaining 50% due when I go on call.

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PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE UNLESS YOUR SESSION HAS BEEN BOOKED.

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