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Maternity photography

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHEn is the best time to book my maternity session?













MOST CLIENTS BOOK IN THEIR SECOND TRIMESTER! BOOKING EARLY GUARANTEES AVAILABILITY AS THE CALENDAR FILLS VERY QUICKLY. MATERNITY SESSIONS ARE BEST BOOKED BETWEEN 30 TO 36 WEEKS.

WHERE DO YOU SHOOT MATERNITY SESSIONS?











MATERNITY SESSIONS CAN TAKE PLACE IN ANY ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS: STUDIO, PARK, FIELD, BEACH, MOUNTAINS, OUT OF STATE OR THE COUNTRY. I AM HERE FOR IT ALL!

WHAT TIME OF THE DAY DO YOU SHOOT MATERNITY SESSIONS?









OUTDOOR SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE HOUR BEFORE SUNSET OR BEGINNING AT SUNRISE, YEAR ROUND. WE'LL DISCUSS WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR YOU! NOT EVERYONE IS A MORNING PERSON, SO SUNSET SESSIONS ALWAYS BOOK OUT FASTER. FOR THE STUDIO, SESSIONS ARE PHOTOGRAPHED BETWEEN 11 AM THROUGH 5 PM.

I NEED A WEEKEND DATE FOR MY MATERNITY SESSION, IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR A WEEKEND DAY?










NOPE, I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR WEEKEND DAY SESSIONS. HOWEVER, PLEASE RESERVE EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR DATE AS OUTDOOR LOCATIONS BOOK VERY QUICKLY AND IN ADVANCE.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY SESSION?










MATERNITY SESSIONS ARE A CELEBRATION OF THIS SACRED TIME IN YOUR LIFE, AND I LOVE TO INCLUDE PERSONAL ELEMENTS TO ENSURE IMAGES ARE UNIQUE TO YOU. WHETHER YOU HAVE A VISION, OR NEED SOME IDEAS-I WILL BE HERE TO HELP GUIDE YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

CAN MY PARTNER AND OTHER CHILDREN BE INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOS?










YES, ABSOLUTELY. I LOVE INVOLVING PARTNERS AND SIBLINGS.

WHY INVEST IN PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP?







HAVING YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP PROFESSIONALLY DONE, MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN MATERNITY PHOTOS. IT ALSO GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO PAMPER YOURSELF BUT IF IT ISN'T WITHIN YOUR BUDGET, STORES LIKE MAC AND ULTA CAN BE HELPFUL. IF YOU DO YOUR OWN MAKE-UP, DATE NIGHT MAKEUP WORKS LIKE A DREAM.

HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE MY DIGITAL IMAGES?










YOU WILL RECEIVE SNEAK PEEKS WITHIN 48 HOURS FROM YOUR SESSION DATE. YOUR FULL GALLERY WILL BE EDITED WITHIN 3 TO 8* WEEKS. *THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON SEASON AND HOW MANY GALLERIES AHEAD OF YOURS.*

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHEN SHOULD I BOOK YOU?






I ONLY TAKE A LIMITED BIRTHS A MONTH SINCE IT REQUIRES ME TO HAVE A CLEAR SCHEDULE FOR A MONTH WHILE ON-CALL, SO I RECOMMEND CONTACTING ME AS SOON AS YOU THINK YOU'RE INTERESTED TO CHECK MY AVAILABILITY.

WHEN DO YOU AIM TO GO TO THE BIRTH?



NOR EVERYONE RECEIVES VAGINAL CHECKS DURING LABOR AND EVEN IF THEY DO, ALL IT TELLS ME IS THAT THE BABY HASN'T BEEN BORN YET. I ASK THAT YOU CALL ME WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FIRST SIGNS OF LABOR, JUST SO I'M IN THE LOOP AND WE GO FROM THERE. I WILL COME DEPENDING ON THE PACKAGE CHOSEN. 

WHAT IF I GO INTO LABOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT?




I WILL STILL BE THERE! I JUST ASK THAT I AM GIVEN AS MUCH NOTICE (SHOWING SIGNS AT ALL) SO THAT I CAN BEGIN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR MY LITTLE ONE. YOU CAN CALL OR TEXT ME AT ANYTIME AND I WILL BE THERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, EVEN IF IT IS 3AM. 

DO I NEED APPROVAL FROM THE HOSPITAL STAFF?






BEFORE YOU HIRE ME YOU WILL NEED TO VERIFY THAT I'M ALLOWED TO PHOTOGRAPH AT YOUR PLACE OF BIRTH. IF IT'S A HOME BIRTH, I ASK THAT YOU NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE.DOULA BEFOREHAND TOO.

DO YOU INTERACT A LOT? OR DO YOU MAINLY STAY QUIET?


THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION.

MY JOB AS A PHOTOGRAPHER IS TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL. I DO MY BEST TO KEEP OUT OF THE WAY AND STAY AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, I MAY INTERACT WHEN THE SITUATION SEEMS RIGHT....

IF I'M STANDING NEXT TO A BOWL OF ICE I MAY HAND A FRESH RAG TO YOU. OR IF I'M STANDING NEXT TO YOUR WATER, I MAY OFFER IT TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE STARING AT IT BUT DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY TO REACH. WE WILL BE SPENDING YOUR PREGNANCY CHATTING BACK AND FORTH.

I WILL ET TO KNOW YOU, WHAT YOUR PLANS AND EXPECTATIONS ARE DURING BIRTH SO I WILL ADJUST MY LEVEL OF INTERACTION BASED ON WHAT YOU REQUEST OR EXPECT.

MY PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT THE WAY I WOULD INTERACT WITH YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WILL DEPEND ON YOU AND WHAT YOU WANT, THE RELATIONSHIP WE'VE FORMED, AND THE OVERALL VIBE AT THE BIRTH. MANY TIMES EVERYONE IS HAPPY, CHATTING, AND INCLUDING ME IN THE CONVERSATIONS. OTHER TIMES, LABOR IS GOING STRONG, AND THE FOCUS IS ON KEEPING THE ROOM QUIET. 

WHAT IF YOU MISS THE BIRTH BECAUSE IT HAPPENED SO FAST?










PLEASE NOTIFY ME THE SAME WAY YOU WOULD YOUR DOULA OR MIDWIFE. I REQUIRE 2 HOURS NOTICE.

WHEN I GET THE CALL FROM YOU TELLING ME ITS SHOW TIME, I WILL IMMEDIATELY MAKE THAT MY FIRST PRIORITY AND GET THERE ASAP.

THE SOONER YOU CONTACT ME, THE BETTER! IN MOST CASES THERE'S SOME WARNING SIGNS

A DAY OR TWO BEFORE OR EVEN QUITE A FEW HOURS BEFOREHAND. SO JUST KEEP ME IN THE LOOP!

IF THINGS PROGRESS TOO FAST, AND YOU HAVE THE BABY BEFORE I MAKE IT, THEN I WILL STAY TO PHOTOGRAPH ALL THE "FIRSTS" WITH YOU AND WE CAN THEN ARRANGE ON A CASE TO CASE BASIS.

WHETHER THAT BE A FRESH 48 PHOTOS OR NEWBORN PHOTOS. 

WHAT IF I HAVE A C-SECTION?












IF ITS A PLANNED C-SECTION YOU WILL NEED TO TALK TO YOUR PROVIDER ABOUT HAVING ME THERE.

SOME HOSPITALS ONLY ALLOW 1 PERSON IN THE ROOM, SOME ALLOW 2.

IF IT'S AN EMERGENCY C-SECTIONS, I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE ROOM.

IF I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE ROOM, I WILL GIVE MY CAMERA TO WHOEVER IS GOING IN THERE WITH YOU AND THEY CAN TAKE PHOTOS AS BEST AS THEY AN.

I'LL BE WAITING OUTSIDE AND WILL TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR BABY AS SOON AS I AM ABLE. 

HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY AT THE BIRTH?









THE AMOUNT OF TIME I'M THERE DEPENDS ON PACKAGE CHOSEN AND HOW LONG YOUR LABOR IS.


EVEN WITH A SHORT LABOR I WILL STAY UNTIL I HAVE PLENTY OF PICTURES TO COMPLETE YOUR GALLERY.

IF YOU HAVE AN EXTREMELY LONG LABOR, I MAY TAKE A SHORT BREAK, OR STEP OUT TO EAT BUT I TRY TO STAY AS LONG AS I CAN. REMEMBER, SOME BIRTHS LAST 30 HOURS OR MORE!

OF COURSE I WILL NOT EVER LEAVE UNLESS IT'S BEEN CONFIRMED AND IT'S SAFE.

I STAY UP TO 2 HOURS AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN TO GET ALL THE FIRSTS SHOTS. ONCE THE HIGH OF BIRTH WEARS OFF,, YOU AND YOUR BABY START GETTING TIRE,ITS TIME FOR ME TO GO!