birth photography // q+a
What will it be like to have a birth photographer? My hope is that you might not even notice I'm there capturing this beautiful day. I will say this again and again, your comfort is priority. I will step out at times to give you space and feel free to kick me out! Every birth is different, my goal is to be calm and flexible throughout the birthing process.
When should I hire a birth photographer? I only book two, on occasion three, births per month. (I want to make sure no deliveries overlap!) This causes my calendar to fill quickly! If you know you want a birth photographer I'd recommend going ahead and contacting me as soon as you have a guess date. In the event I do not have any openings I can direct you to other birth photographers in town.
Will you use flash and artificial lights? I use as much natural and available light as much as possible. I try and stay away from flash as much as I can because I know it can be distracting. That being said, births that happen at night do need some flash to capture key moments. Your comfort is my top priority so if in any case you feel uncomfortable I will put the flash away.
Will you share my birth on your website? Birth is extremely personal and intimate. I love sharing birth photos and stories but I want to respect what you're comfortable with and will not post unless I have your OK. (We can also revisit your day later if you want a platform to share your birth experience!)