Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Photography
Will you post the photos on the internet?
Not unless I have your permission! I always, always ask your permission to show your images on the internet, so please do not be worried about that.
When do you show up?
Initially you give me a text to let me know you are in early labor so I can begin to get organised. When it is confirmed that you are in established labour (usually around 5 - 6 cm) you (normally your birth partner) then gives me a phone call and I will make my way to your place of birth.
I like the idea of birth photography but am a little unsure about having someone else in the room
You might have noticed that this isn’t a question but a statement that I hear from woman quite often. The thought of having someone other than their partner or midwife there and seeing them in such a vulnerable state is a completely normal and valid concern. Having seen other woman give birth (and given birth myself) before I can safely say that there is nothing that will shock me.
What happens if my midwife is unsure about having a birth photographer?
I am always happy to ring and discuss birth photography with your midwife to reassure her that I do not interfere.
What are the booking requirements?
I require a retainer of half the session fee to secure your booking, I then require the other half payed by 37 weeks.
(I am happy to organize a payment plan over the course of the pregnancy, the full amount would still need to be paid by 37 weeks). I also require a client contract to be signed which is done at the pre-birth meeting.
When should I book you?
ASAP! I only take a limited amount of birth clients per month to ensure my availability for each birth.