Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect?
When I photograph a birth I try to remain as invisible as possible. It is important to me to document your labor and birth as though I wasn’t even in the room. As much as possible I use available light but there may be some times it will be necessary for me to use a flash (like many nighttime births.) Generally, I save the flash for those big moments - the actualy delivery & when you first meet your baby!
What kind of images are captured during birth photography?
Pictures are worth a thousand words! Check out this example of Baby J's birth.
Will I meet you before I go into labor?
Yes! I like to meet with my clients sometime during their 3rd trimester for a coffee date. This allows us to become more familiar with each other before the birth and eases the anxiety of having a “stranger” in the room. At this meeting we'll go over your expectations and birth plan.
What if I go in to labor at 3am?
I am on call 24/7 during the time surrounding your due date.
What if I have a c-section?
Every birth experience is worth photographing. Most likely I will not be allowed into the OR but there are so many other special moments I will be able to capture during your experience. Additionally, I will give your support person in the OR a camera to use and will proof those pictures along with everything I take.
If I have a long labor will you charge me more?
How many pictures will you take?
It's hard to say because each person's labor & delivery is different. A longer labor and delivery will result in a greater number of images but, on average, you will receive around 75-150 finished photos.
How long before I receive my pictures?
After the birth I will do my best to quickly provide you with a few digital images of the baby to share with friends and family. The rest of the images will take approximately 2-4 weeks too proof at which point I will send you an online gallery to approve. My goal is always to get them to you as soon as possible!
Do I have to share the images you take?
Birth photography is so personal and private. I always allow my clients to review the images included in their slideshow and album before they are made public. The images from your experience will only be shared with your permission - if you decide to share them at all.
Still have more questions? Please feel free to email me and we can talk.