Birth is unpredictable, how do you work around that?
I am on call, 24/7, 2 weeks prior to your due date until your baby arrives.
I’m a little nervous about the whole thing, and unsure of having someone taking photos of me during labour!
Completely normal my friend! Maybe reading through a few testimonies might ease your mind.
If I can also reassure you, firstly I have been through the journey myself. I understand you have to do what you have to do to get the little darling out! I certainly didn’t feel at my prettiest moment, but that is all part of the story. An amazing story at that! I absolutely treasure the images I have. They are moments I never want to forget. My presence is also very discreet, and my images are sensitive to what is going on.
What if I am/end up having a caesarean?
Every birth experience is worth photographing. While it is may be unlikely that the hospital staff will allow me into the OR for an emergency caesarean, there are still many important moments I’m able to capture before and after the birth. If you are having a planned caesarean, you may wish to discuss with your obstetrician and hospital about whether I can attend the birth.
How long are you there for?
Once active labour has started, you or your support person will let me know. I will be there within the hour and stay until an hour or two after your baby has arrived.
We are interested in booking. What’s the next step?
To officially book me, you will need to sign a contract (which I can email to you) and send it back, either by scanning or posting, and pay a booking deposit of $200 (this comes off your total price). As soon as these two things are in, your booking is secured.
Can I put my photos on Facebook?
I would love you to!
Do I need to prepare anything for my newborn shoot?
Not really. It is best to book a newborn photo shoot in tentatively before you have your baby, as newborns are best photographed in the first 14 days of their life.
Upon booking you will receive some simple information about how to get the best out of your session.
Will my images be displayed on your website?
Only if you agree! I love showing your beautiful stories, and will only ever take and publish tasteful images on my website, blog and Facebook. I will seek your permission in the form of a release which will need to be signed prior to the birth. If you do not wish for your images to be published, that is completely ok!
Information to note:
For birth photography, I ask that at least one light be left on in the room you are birthing in. This can be the ensuite light or a bedside lamp.
I ask that you advise all staff and support people that I am attending your birth, prior to my arrival. That way my attendance is expected, and I am able to slip into the room and begin working with minimal disruption to you.