Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a birth photographer?
You are about to embark on one of the most epic journeys of your life. Most moms will tell you that although birth is memorably intense, it can be hard to remember in detail. As your birth photographer, I will professionally document each moment of your quest to meet your baby so that you can treasure a collection of images from that day’s emotions for years to come.
When should I book you as my birth photographer?
I am currently taking two to three births per month; I recommend that you inquire during your second trimester at the latest so that we have enough time to meet and discuss your vision.
How “graphic” will my birth photos be?
I provide a collection of images that cover the full range of emotions representing your birth. Therefore, there will be some images that are more graphic than others. Some will capture your feelings, some the details of the day, and some the moment your baby takes her or his first breath and locks eyes on you. Although graphic, some images simply mirror the rawness and uniqueness of the moment.
Do you use flash during a birth?
Whether you are laboring outdoors or indoors, I prefer to use natural light whenever possible. That said, if during your labor we need an extra light source, I will use a flash that indirectly bounces off the ceiling.
When should I call you if I go into labor?
Please let me know whenever there is a change or you feel you might soon go into labor. Even if you think it is early, I’d rather have extra time to get my family ready and navigate my way through the Los Angeles traffic.
What if my birth takes a really long time?
I will join you when you are in active labor and stay with you throughout your birth; if you are birthing at the hospital and at some point decide to have an epidural, I will step out and rest close by until it is time to meet your baby.
What if I schedule a Cesarean?
I will meet you at the hospital and capture your VIP arrival
While in the OR and if the hospital allows it, I will be right next to you and your partner. After the birth of your baby, I will take pictures of you and your family bonding and the arrival of any family members who might join you to meet your baby immediately after birth.
What if something goes “wrong” during the birth?
We will discuss this during your client meeting, but unless unsafe I will continue photographing. Also, I will do my best to read the situation and trust my judgment, but ultimately, you will be in charge of deciding whether you wish for me to keep documenting your birth or not.
Will you share my images without my permission?
Once I deliver your birth gallery, we will discuss which images you are your family are comfortable with me sharing on my website and social media. Even though the images are my intellectual property and thus copyrighted, I will always ask for your permission to share them.
What if another person gives birth at the same time as me?
I always work with a group of back up birth photographers whom I am in touch with through out your pregnancy. Should the situation arise where I am attending another birth, my back up will document your birth story and I will edit it in order to present you with a final product that is consistent with my style and brand.
What education do you have?
How do I book a session?
Please call, text or email me directly, or fill out the contact form and I will get right back to you.