As your birth photographer I will capture all of the moments you wish you could revisit or see on the day of your baby's birth. I will be present from active labor until 1 hour postpartum.
Not sure about whether or not you should book a birth session?
Some families might be on the fence about whether or not birth photography is right for their family. For our family, hiring a birth photographer was more important than hiring a newborn photographer because we knew that we wouldn't have the time, skill, or energy to capture our baby's arrival. Hiring a photographer means you won't have to worry about fumbling to find your phone, or worry about whether or not you got the shot. Being able to see your partner's reaction to seeing baby for the first time, the smile on your face when first meeting baby, baby's first cry, your first family photo, nursing for the first time, baby getting his/her vitals taken, the time on the clock, a photo of your contractions, etc. are moments you won't want to forget. Being able to revisit these moments and also share your baby's birth story with your baby when he/she is older is the greatest and most priceless gift of all!
Once you've decided that birth photography is right for you, you will put down a $250 deposit and then we will meet and chat to get to know each other discuss your birth plan, back-up photographer, shots that you'd like or not like captured, etc. This consultation will allow me to get to know you a little more, so that when I am in your delivery room, you are as comfortable as possible with my presence in the room. At your birth, I will be like a fly on the wall and will be there solely to capture your labor and birth as it unfolds without being intrusive so that I am respectful of your space.
How will I know if a photographer is allowed in the delivery room?
Once you determine that I am the right photographer for you, I will have you ask your OB about any policies the hospital might have about photography in the delivery room. Every hospital is different and birth photography is still fairly new, so not all hospitals have policies set in place. Some doctors will allow a photographer in the delivery room, but there are certain photos that they will not allow, so it is best to speak with your OB. If you are having a cesarean or your birth results in an unplanned cesarean, there are many priceless moments that I will be able to capture before and after delivery including you meeting baby for the first time.
When should I book?
I recommend booking as soon as possible to assure availability!