FAQs


General FAQs

  1. How posed are your shoots?
  2. I want to pose my baby like (x). Can you do that?
  3. How much do your shoots cost?
  4. How many images will I get after a shoot?
  5. How long will it take for my photos to be ready?
  6. Can I share my images online, and with friends and family?
  7. Do you have payment plans available?
  8. Do you charge a booking fee? Is it refundable?
  9. I want you to capture my birth/newborn/family, but you don't live near my city. Do you travel?
  10. What is a Fresh 48?

Birth Photography FAQs

  1. When should I call you?
  2. How long will you be at my place of birth for?
  3. Do I need permission from the hospital for birth photography?
  4. Will we meet before I give birth?
  5. What happens if my labour is really long?
  6. What if you miss my birth because my labour was so quick?
  7. What will it be like for you to be in the room with us?
  8. Do you use a flash during birth photography?
  9. Will you share my images online?


General FAQs


1. How posed are your sessions?

I am passionate about documentary lifestyle photography, which means my sessions are very relaxed, informal, and there is very little posing. I will direct and lead you so that you can feel comfortable as a family, and so that we can get a lovely range of images of your family together. For the most part though, it will be all about the in-between moments, and me telling your family story visually.

2. I want to pose my baby like (x). Can you do that?

I specialise in lifestyle photography, which means that I am passionate about the real, unscripted moments and helping you remember life as the crazy mayhem that it is with your little one(s). However, I also totally get that you may have special mementos, poses, or places you want your baby photographed in. I will do my best to incorporate that into the session, but if you are primarily wanting posed photos of your baby, I am probably not the best photographer for you (which is totally fine! There are so many different styles of photography out there, and I want for you to find the photographer that best suits what you are after).

3. How much do your shoots cost?

Please head to my Birth, Newborn & Family pages for pricing.

4. How many images will I get after a shoot?

This depends on the package you've booked, my base package starts at 20 images, with the option to upgrade to a full gallery (typically 80+ images).

5. How long will it take for my photos to be ready?

It normally takes 2-3 weeks for your gallery to be ready, however this will depend on how heavily booked I am. If I am experiencing a high amount of bookings, I will let you know if there will be any delays in you receiving your images.

6. Can I share my images online, and with friends and family?

Of course! There is nothing I enjoy more, than families enjoying and sharing their images!

7. Do you have payment plans available?

Yes I do! Please send me an email for more info :)

8. Do you charge a booking fee? Is it refundable?

Yes, I charge a non-refundable retainer fee to book in your date. It’s non-refundable as most sessions are booked in advance, so when shoots are cancelled, I'm often no longer able to re-book that date. If you need to reschedule your shoot for any reason once it's been booked, I need at least 48 hours notice.

9. I want you to capture my birth/newborn/family, but you don't live near my city. Do you travel?

Yes I do! Just help pay for my travel costs & accommodation and I will be there! Send me an email for more information :)

10. What is a Fresh 48?

Fresh 48s occur in the first day or two after giving birth at the hospital (or at home, if you had a homebirth). This is the perfect option if you would like to photograph siblings/grandparents/family meeting your new baby for the first time, those early moments with your new child, and life post birth.

Birth Photography FAQs


1. When should I call you?

I would love to hear from you as soon as you think you may be in labour! I would much prefer for you to call and then find out it's false labour, than to be less prepared during the real deal. The earlier I hear from you, the easier it is for me to be there capturing your birth.

2. How long will you be at my place of birth for?

I come to where you're giving birth (either hospital or home birth) when you're in active labour (normally around 6-7cm). We all know that every labour progresses differently, but your midwife will know when it is time for me to arrive. I will stay for 1-2 hours post delivery, which hopefully includes the weight and measurements check. Sometimes this happens 3-4 hours after birth, so I cannot guarantee that I'll be able to photograph it. If this is something you'd like captured, let me know and this can be added on to your package for a small additional cost.

3. Do I need permission from the hospital for birth photography?

Yes you do! You will need to chat to your midwife or doctor to get permission for us to photograph the birth. Some hospitals require a written request, with others being OK going through your midwife/doctor. This is a very important step in the birth photography process and is your responsibility.

4. Will we meet before I give birth?

Yes! I love to meet my clients before they give birth. This gives us a chance to chat about your story, learn more about your birthing wishes, what you would like photographed, and what you wouldn't like photographed etc. This is often a really lovely time for us to get to know one another a little so that when we meet again in the birthing suite, I am a familiar face, and not a stranger.

5. What happens if my labour is really long?

I will be there for your labour and birth, regardless of it being 2 hours or 2 days. It is all part of beauty of giving birth!

6. What if you miss my birth because my labour was so quick?

I will do my absolute best to be there in time for documenting the actual birth, however sometimes births happen extremely quickly, and this is not possible. This, however, is very rare, and if it does happen I will still arrive as soon as I can to document all the of the moments of the post-birth experience.

7. What will it be like for you to be in the room with us?

My style of photography is journalistic/lifestyle, and I love to capture the raw emotion, and real story of your labour and birth. Most of the time you won't notice me – I stay out the way of your support team, and the medical staff, and quietly document the story from the sidelines. However I have also held women's hands during painful moments, laughed with them in the joy of childbirth, and chatted during the idle moments between contractions. At the end of the day, my hope is that my presence is both unnoticeable, and a welcome addition to your birth team.

8. Do you use a flash during birth photography?

No I don't. My wish is to cause as little disruption as possible, so I work with what light is available. If the room is extremely dark, I ask that I am able to bring light in when needed – whether that is through a bedside lamp being put on, or from the adjoining bathroom etc – a little light goes a long way!

9. Will you share my images online?

I would love to share your story online, however first and foremost, I am all about your comfort and privacy. I will only share photos you are happy for me to share, and this will be discussed during the booking process.

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