LABOR AND DELIVERY / FRESH 48
Up to 4 hours of coverage of labor and delivery at hospital or home
Each additional hour of coverage is $100
Private, online gallery with rights to print all images
100+ edited digital images
48-72 hour turn around time, unless otherwise notified
$50 deposit due at booking
remaining balance due prior or at time of babies birth
When should I book my session?
Preferably, 2-4 months in advance. I only take a limited number of birth clients per month as they are a bit erratic and hard to plan for.
What all do you photograph?
Each birth is different and unique. Ultimately, it is up to you as the client to let me know my parameters. :)
It is my job to capture the real and raw moments that happen during this special event. I try to keep things as candid as possible.
When my labor starts, when should I call you?
IMMEDIATELY!! Whether you are having mild contractions or not, please call or text me to give me a heads up.
Once I am checked into the hospital when should I call you?
Please let your nurse and doctor know that I will be taking photos so they are aware. The nurse can let you know when a good time to come is and can predict when you will deliver. I typically will come when you are 6-8 centimeters dilated to allow sufficient time for me to capture labor and be prepared for babies arrival.
What if I go into labor in the middle of the night?
CALL ME! And keep calling if I don't answer the first time! ;)
How long are you on-call?
Until that baby comes! As long as it takes.
How long will you stay at the birth?
That is your call. The base price of $450 covers up to 4 hours of coverage. So if baby hasn't come and the 4 hour mark is up, you will
need to let me know if you'd like to pay the additional $100 per hour for me to continue working. Why, you ask? Again, each birth is different.
Your first delivery may take 2 hours and your second may take 10. I've walked away from these types of situations not making any money--and as much
as I'd love to do all of this for free because I love it so dang much, I just can't. I gotta make that money! :)
What about c-sections?
If things don't go quite as planned and ends up being a c-section, I will go into the OR but only with consent from your Doctor. If that is not allowed, I will continue photographing as soon as you and the baby make it back.
Do you use flash?
Bright and sudden lights aren't all that soothing, so, no. I don't use flash. And hospital lighting is the pits! So, without the use of flash, sometimes the images may have a little grain in them due to the low light situations.