Let’s Talk C-Section
Wether you are having a planned Cesarian or not, NO VIDEO is allowed in the OR. Talk with your OB about having a photographer with you at the time of delivery. Also check the hospital’s policy for photographers as I know each hospital has its own guidelines. If for any reason I am unable to go into the OR with you I can set my camera settings to auto and hand it to your partner so they can take photos. When your baby is ready to leave the room and move to post op, dad will follow and from there he can hand the camera back to me. I will capture some moments with dad while we wait for you to come into the room. I will remain with you for about 2 hours or until you go into your recovery room. There I will take the final images of some quiet moments with just the both of you and the baby. We will discuss your fresh 48 session if you have chosen a collection.
Gallery Delivery | Sneak Peak
You can expect to see a sneak peak within 72 hours after delivery and about 48 hours after your fresh 48. Your birth gallery will be ready along with your mobile app within four weeks and your fresh 48 in about two weeks. Both Films will also be ready within the same timeframe. The link to your gallery will also have a link to your print release. Make sure you download and save your images as your gallery will be live for 30 days after your birth gallery is delivered. If you have added any studio products, they will be ordered after your final payment has been made. All that is left is for you to forever remember those special moments.
Starting at $1200
Birth Session: Hospital or home session that will include up to 200 digital images with downloads and a Birth Story highlight film, a print release and mobile app. Your gallery will be live for 30 days and studio products will be available for purchase in your gallery. Payment plans are available after a $300 retainer that is required at time of booking.
ALL BIRTH IMAGES WILL BE BLACK AND WHITE unless requested otherwise.
Your gallery will be ready in one-four weeks. Once your images are up an email will be sent to you with a link for viewing. A separate email will have your instruction for app download.
Preparing For Your Consultation
Personalizing your birth story is the best way to plan for your delivery. We will sit down at a nice coffee shop (coffee is on me!) and discuss your questions and conserns along with where you would like me to be at in the room at the time you reach 10cm. We will talk about the type of images you would like to capture, but remember all images are not guaranteed because things can go from 0-60 in a matter of moments.
This consultation is very important for dad too. He may have questions of his own and I want to him to get all the concerns out of the way. This is also great if your partner is on the fence about hiring someone they don’t really know to be in the room with you.
The best time to contact a maternity and birth photographer is when you enter your second trimester. This will be the time where we will get to know each other so when the big day comes you feel comfortable while I’m there. It’s a very intimate time for the both of you and I want you to be comfortable around me so you can relax and let your body do its work.
During your delivery, I will not be using flash unless requested. My goal is for everyone to do their job at their full copacity. If you are looking for Doula services I am currently training to become a certified Birth and Bereavement Doula and would be happy to offer my services once training is complete. In our meeting we will discuss which services you would want me to focus on during your delivery.
Let’s Be Realistic
So, What happens if things moved so fast I was not able to make it in time? Babies have their own arrival time, so if they want to make their arrival, there is no stopping them. If for any reason I fail to make it to your delivery; due to fast progression, forget to call or by an act of God, no refund will be issued but a credit can be given to another session or album.
With every booking comes a back up photographer to ensure We capture your birth. Although in rare circumstances both myself and the back-up aren’t able to make it, you will have the option to have a fresh 48, newborn session, or get a 10x10 20-30 page custom album if you have chosen a collection.
Hospital Bag Tips
When packing your hospital bag make sure you add a physical contact book. This will ensure that you have my contact information along with any emergency contacts in the event your Phone gets lost when making your way to the hospital. Bring a bluetooth speaker to have soothing and calm soft music to help create a relaxing environment. Last, have some cash on you. If you are in the hospital late at night the cafeteria will be closed, the cash will give you some flexibility to get something from the vending machine if you run out of snacks.