When should I book my birth with you?
The sooner the better. I generally limit the number of births I take per month. If you know that I am the photographer for you, it is best to secure your spot sooner than later, and also helps to break up your payments if you’re opting for the payment plan!
Will I meet you before my birth?
Yes! We will meet at your prenatal/third trimester meeting to discuss your birth.
When will you arrive to my birth?
I will come to you when you are in active labor or when you feel like you are ready for me to join you.
What if I go into labor in the middle of the night?
Babies come when they want to. Going into labor in the middle of the night is common, and totally expected. I am on call for you 24/7 in those last few weeks, so I am ready for it and have everything in place to come when you need me!
How long will you stay?
I will stay as long as I need to while you labor. I will take breaks as needed to let you do your thing. After the birth, I will stay for the full golden hour which is usually about 2 hours.
What if you don’t make it in time?
Communication is most crucial for this. Sometimes birth is TOTALLY unpredictable, and in the event of a precipitous labor, I will still come ready to photograph everything, including all of the golden hour.
Will you share my birth photos?
I love sharing birth photos. And most of my clients find me on social media. But I only share birth photos with permission.
What if I have a C-Section?
Most hospitals only allow one person in the operating room with you and often times do not allow photographers into the OR at all. On rare occasions exceptions can be made by the anesthesiologist and/or doctor. I will photograph every step of the day- hospital permitting. You should speak with your provider beforehand, and let them know that you’d like to have your certified professional birth photographer, I will be waiting in your recovery room as soon as you arrive back from surgery, and there are still so many beautiful moments that we can capture