There is nothing that compares to the moment when you and your baby meet for the first time, or the reaction of dad seeing his baby for the first time! A birth photography session is so special, and I urge you to scroll down to learn all about them, and consider this option when you are welcoming your new bundle of joy into the world!
Your baby's birth is one of the most emotional & momentous occasions in your life! The more accurate question would be - Why wouldn't you hire a birth photographer?
If you were getting married wouldn't you hire a photographer? The birth of your child is equally or even more momentous! I have clients tell me all the time that they spent so much money on their wedding photos and they never look at them, but they watch their birth story all the time!
I regret not hiring a photographer to capture the birth of my two children. I promise you. You won't regret it.
Memories of these first few moments fade so quickly. It's true. The moments after my children were born, and the next couple of hours are such a blur to me! Adrenaline, medication, and excitement cloud your memories. Parents at that time are so focused on a million different things - the health of mom, the health of the baby, the pain! Who wants to think about taking pictures at a time like this? That's where I come in!
Please note that I generally limit births to 2-3 a month to ensure availability. It is best to book early during your second trimester, although it's never too late to contact me and inquire about availability.
Yes! It is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider or any other birth professional attending your birth. If you are delivering in a hospital, some may have restrictions on the number of people allowed in the room, some do not allow photographers and some healthcare providers have preferences on whether or not they want to be in any photographs.
There is no specific time limit as to how long I will be there, as birth is pretty unpredictable. I usually arrive once you are considered to be in active labor, usually around 5 cm dialated, and will stay until 1-2 hours after baby is born.
If I am able to join you in the operating room, I will do so! If not there are still many important moments I'm able to capture during your hospital stay.
That's ok! We will be in contact leading up to this point and because I am on call 24/7 and babies don't operate on a 9-5 schedule, I will ensure my bag is packed and ready to go, even at 2am!
This is something we will talk about at our meeting. Some moms prefer not to share images and some are okay with their images being showcased so that other moms may be inspired to hire a birth photographer as well! But of course it is up to you, I would never share anything you weren't ok with, I respect your privacy!