One thing I will say is that you should not base your decision solely on price ( as in “you get what you pay for”) A budget absolutely does play a role for a lot of people. However choosing a photographer only because they have the lowest price may not be in your best interest. Hiring a CT birth photographer who is experienced in photographing in many settings including hospitals and in homes for home births, where lighting can be dark and tricky but knows their camera inside and out to produce professional images is extremely important. It is an investment and one that is well worth it.
As your birth photographer, I aim to blend in to your birth team, allowing your birth to take center stage. I capture what I need to capture while respecting the work of your care providers and the sacredness of your birth space.
The first important consideration before you even start looking for a birth photographer is to discuss your wishes for photography at your birth with your doctor or midwife. It is important that you care provider is on board. He or she will often determine whether a photographer can be in the room and what can (or cannot) be photographed.
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Is birth photography intrusive?
No! As a birth photographer who serves Connecticut, I do so with respect for my clients and the staff that will be in your birth space. I come from a “fly on the wall” stand point, documenting and watching your story unfold as it happens naturally. There are no posed or set up shots.
When do you home to my birth space and how long do you stay after I have delivered my baby?
I arrive at your birth at active labor, around 6cm and contractions being 4-5 mins apart and consistent. Every birth is unique and I rely on my clients keeping me informed, up to date and in the loop. I am with you for the long haul, from active labor until your baby is born. I stay for 1 - 2 hours after delivery to capture your first moments of bonding as well as your baby being weighed and even bathed for the first time.
What if I would prefer to be more modest?
Then that is the perspective I shoot from. I would never take any shots you were not comfortable with. We go over all of this during our consultation in detail.
When will I receive my images?
Your final gallery of edited images is typically delivered 4-6 weeks after your birth. I do edit a handful of preview images shortly after I leave your birth, for you to share with friends and family.
Let’s chat about your hopes and desires for documenting your baby’s birth through birth photography