Birth Photography Q&As...
Q: What is a birth story?
A: Your birth story starts from the time active labor starts, and ends when your sweet little one is born. I capture this story for you in pictures. Every birth story is amazing, and one you won't want to forget.
Q: I want my story captured, but do not want shots "down there," is that ok?
A: Absolutely! I only capture what you want. This is your story. Some women prefer no shots below their waist, and some want them for a private keepsake. All images are proofed and okayed by you before any are put on my page.
Q: Will you use a flash
A: In some lighting situations, a flash may be necessary, but I will not use one if you find it distracting. Some women like their birth space to be dark. In order for me to take pictures, there will need to be some light. I encourage my moms to get battery powered tea lights to place about the room if they are wanting a darker environment. You can get this at Walmart. If photographing in low light without a flash, there will be grain in the photos, but this is ok if you don't mind the grain.
Q: When do you arrive?
A: I will arrive when you are in active labor. Usually when you are around 5-6cm dilated. You will need to keep me informed when there are ANY changes. Even if it is at 3 am, text or call.
Q: What if I have a C-Section, will you still take photos?
A: Most hospitals do not allow photographers in the OR, however, I will still document before and after the c-section, and photograph babies weights, measures, footprints, and the first moments of you and your baby.
Q: Do you offer discounts for a scheduled c-section?
A: I do not offer discounts for scheduled cesareans. Birth is so unpredictable, that many women who have been scheduled for a cesarean and ended up having a vaginal birth before the scheduled date. I will still be on call for you the two weeks before you are due, for this reason.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes. I require a $150.00 deposit to hold your place on my calendar. I ask that you be paid in full by 36 weeks. Please let me know if you have any questions on this :)