Hervey Bay, Queensland Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family Photography
Birth Photography is slowly becoming one of those elements that every birthing mother needs, After having 5 children it is very hard to remember all those details about each birth and using a birth photographer for my 4th and 5th i absoluetly love looking at the photos, When choosing a photographer i thought long and hard what i would like and what others need in their birth photographer so here is a list that i complied of questions to ask .
A birth photographer’s aim is to not invade personal space or make you feel uncomfortable. The role of the birth photographer is to capture all the moments as they happen, at home, in a birthing centre, in a hospital. Birth Photography is about capturing the journey of labour as you welcome your child earth side. It is the first touch, the first breath, the first cry… moments you don’t ever want to forget. (Birth Photographers Australia)
Questions to ask Your Birth Photographer.
1. Experience - Photographers either choose a specialty or they capture many types of different photography? When choosing a birth photographer you may ask how many births have you captured? Do you use flash?
2. You want to choose a photographer that you connect with, What about their style do you like? Meet with your photographer before the big day maybe even a few times to make sure your photographer knows exactly what you want. Also remember this person is going to be there during an extreme emotional time a connection is a must.
3. Ask how far the photographer is from the hospital and when is the optimal time to arrive at the hospital? Make sure you know what happens if labour stalls or if there is an emergency, Also you could ask if your photographer captures C-sections.
4. When inquiring about price make sure you know the exact price and what they offer products with a minimum spend or digital images. Ask do they offer payment plans and if they offer packages with maternity or newborn sessions. Also if they have a cancellation policy.
5. Discuss with your photographer if they have a back up photographer just in case and if they understand the policies of the hospital.
Most of all share your concerns with your birth photographer, and also exactly what you want, Birth photographer are more than willing to capture as much or as little graphic as you want. But most of all they want to capture those emotions. They do quickly fade and you start to forget those little moments. Having a birth photographer means you can look back at your images and be reminded all over again.