How do I book a birth photography session?
Email me for availability and we can chat about your birth! We can either meet in person or continue our consultation over email and online questionnaire, it’s up to you! A $500 retainer is required to reserve the weeks surrounding your birth and the remainder is due by 37 weeks.
How long will you be at my birth?
Birth is unpredictable, so I don’t have a set amount of time that I will stay. I generally come when you are in active labor (5-6 centimeters) and stay for 1-2 hours after the birth of your baby.
Does it matter where I’m giving birth?
Absolutely not, every birth is unique and I am there to capture your story!
What happens if I go into preterm labor?
Technically I wouldn’t be on call, I will do everything in my power to make it to your birth.
Do you use a flash?
I am moving towards using more flash but it’s important to note that it’s never pointed directly at anyone. I bounce it behind me or at the ceiling so most people don’t even notice it. If it bothers you, please let me know and I will use natural light. However, I do need some light in order for the camera to focus properly. I will ask to turn on a lamp or a bathroom light but be aware that there will also be more noise (grain) and less clarity in those images, depending on how dark it is.
What happens if for some reason you can’t make my birth?
Although every effort is made to make it to your birth before your little one arrives, unforeseen circumstances could arise (i.e. illness, family emergency). If this occurs, I will contact my back up photographer to attend your birth in my place. If your baby is born while I am on my way, I will begin coverage as soon as I arrive and capture all the earliest moments while meeting your new baby.
I am concerned about my privacy, will I have control over my images being posted online?
Absolutely! I will send you a model release and you can choose how you feel comfortable sharing your images. If given permission to share, I generally stick to images that do not show nudity.
How long does it take for my pictures and/or birth film to be ready?
It typically takes about 2-3 weeks to finish photos and upload them to a password protected gallery you can share with family or friends. For birth films, it typically takes 5-6 weeks. Once complete, I will copy it to a USB drive and send it to you in a custom keepsake box.
What is a Fresh 48 session?
The ‘Fresh 48’ session is a 1-2 hour documentary style photography session that take place within your baby’s first  hours of the birth. Once baby is born, we will connect and schedule a time during normal business hours.
Will my images be in color or black and white?
It depends! I personally love color but some images look better and capture the emotion better in black and white. Occasionally, when an image speaks to me in both color and black and white, I will deliver both.