Many, many mothers said that as soon as you see your baby all of the pain of labor fades away. Everything happens so quickly, it is very easy for these memories to fade and to forget the little details. Having a professional photographer with you will capture these memories for you, so you can look back on them forever. I also free up your partner, friends or family to support you and to live their own experience with out having to worry about a camera.
What if I have a C-section? What if the O.R. only allows my partner in with me?
Every birth is beautiful and every birth deserves to be captured. The benefit to having a professional photographer at your c-section, is that your photographer will be able to capture the moments that you wont get to see while in recovery. Some hospitals allow photographers in O.R., some don’t. It never hurts to ask. If I am not allowed into the O.R. I do send your partner in with my backup camera. I remain present, shooting details and follow your partner and baby to the nursery.
Birthphotographers.com has a great article about The Importance of C-section Birth Photography.
I feel really weird about having a stranger at my birth, can we meet before hand?
Of course! Part of my fee includes an in person meeting. It is very important that you feel comfortable with me and get to know me a bit before the big day. At our meeting we will go over my contract and I can answer any questions you might have.
What if my labor is really fast and you miss the birth?
Obviously, a labor and delivery can not be rescheduled. I do everything in my power to be present at your birth. Although I haven’t missed one yet, the possibility of a fast labor, slow traffic, sickness or natural disaster are all present. In this case, your balance can be transferred to a Fresh 48 session.
Yes and yes. As long as your session fee is paid in full 4 weeks prior to your due date, I am completely willing to work with you on a payment plan.
I’m not sure about sharing my birthing slide show with the world. Do I have to?
Absolutely not. Your slide show will be hosted on my website for 3 months. the link will be private, but you are welcome to share the link with family and friends. It will also be available for purchase. It will not be added to my slide show directory with out your expressed permission and approval.