FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BIRTH AND BARELY BORN

 BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY


How many images will I receive?
On average you will receive about 30-60 images, but this varies due to the uniqueness of each birth experience. Most of the images will be in black and white and a few in color.


What parts of Texas do you serve?
My listed package prices are good within 60 miles of Amarillo, TX. However, I am available to photograph births up to 8 hours away if there is a planned induction or {non-emergency} C-Section planned.

A .55/mile fee (past 60 miles away from Amarillo) will be added.


When do you arrive for the birth and how long will you stay?
I come to your birth during active labor (usually around 5+cm) and will stay up to 1 hour afterward.


Will photographs from my birth be posted on your website?
Yes, I do post images from the births on my website and Facebook page. However, you will be able to view your images before any of them are shared and let me know if there are any that you deem unsuitable for me NOT to share.  Only the first INITIAL of the baby's name will be shared on the website.  And I do NOT share any “questionable” shots of the delivery.


What if you don’t end up making it to my birth?
I only take TWO births a month to allow me to have the greatest chance of attending each birth. And I have a partner that helps me with each delivery... You'll meet Scarlett at your consult!
 If I miss your birth due to my error (ie: due to illness, attending another birth, unforeseen emergency), or if I miss your birth because it was too fast or you did not call me in time, you will receive a Fresh 48 session instead and a complimentary newborn {sitting fee only} session.
**At this time we are unable to refund session fees.


How long will it take to receive the images?
You may expect your images in approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on my workflow.

 

I am concerned about “private shots”; I don’t want just a lot of graphic pictures!
Not to worry! During our prenatal meeting, we will discuss what you would like photographed and what you do not.  Some women want pictures of the baby coming crowning, others do not. Your comfort is my top priority, so I will photograph as much or as little as you desire. 
***But do keep in mind that a lot of hospitals won't allow “crowning” shots.


What if I have a C-Section? Can I still have a birth photographer?
If you are having a planned Cesarean birth, you will want to ask your doctor beforehand if they will allow a photographer in the operating room with you along with any other support persons you have. Many doctors do allow this! However, some do not.  It just depends on your facility rules.
If your cesarean is unplanned, you may still ask, but it may be unlikely a photographer can go in with you. However, there are still plenty of beautiful moments to capture after the birth! I am more than happy to stay at the hospital to document those first few moments in the postpartum room, or I can come back later to photograph those sweet bonding times with your newborn.


What if I don’t want the actual labor and birth documented, but I do want pictures of those special first hours?
I offer Fresh Face Baby 1-2 hour lifestyle session at your birth location (hospital, home or birth center) within 48 hours after the birth.