Connecticut Birth Photography | How to Hire a Birth Photographer

CT Birth Photographer

Connecticut Newborn and Birth Photography

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now is the time you’ll start dreaming about what the future holds and planning for all of the things that need to be done. One of those things should be hiring a Connecticut birth photographer. Hiring a CT birth photographer is an investment you will not regret. Photographs of your child’s birth will show you the moment you fell in love with them. It will remind you of the support that your spouse provided you during your labor, and it will show you your own strength you had during each contraction as you brought your new baby earthside.

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You may have never hired a birth photographer before. It is important to choose your photographer based on their photo style, personality and your comfort level. You should also feel a connection with your birth photographer as they will be with you during a very intimate and personal moment in your life. Feeling connected will help ease any concerns you may have beforehand with having a “stranger” in your birth space.

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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.

- FAQ -

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