ABOUT MY SERVICES
Bump To Baby Photography was born as a passion project. I have always had a deep love for photography, but it wasn't until I had my first child in 2013, that I knew I wanted to focus my photography on the most incredible event one could ever capture through a lens: birth. Documenting births and having the special opportunity to tell the story of the intimate, exciting and most fleeting moments of the day your baby is born is absolutely magical.
The birth of your baby is one of the most empowering, emotional and important moments in your life, and it is my honor to be invited to capture it.
Here are a few answers to some of the questions you may have about birth photography:
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you believe your strengths as a birth photographer are?
Beyond the craft that I have been mastering for the past few years, one of the best compliments I have received from clients is that they barely noticed my presence during the birth and couldn't believe the intimate moments I was able to capture without them being aware of my presence. My goal is to deliver gorgeous, unique, and intimate photos without intruding in your special moments.
When should I book my birth photographer?
I normally only book a few births per month, to ensure that I am available for each and every one. I recommend you reach out to me as soon as you are thinking of hiring a birth photographer, so I can answer any questions you may have and reserve a spot for you on my calendar.
In which areas of Atlanta do you work?
I am available to work in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, including Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Suwanee.
I’m considering hiring you. What are the steps involved?
If you are interested in booking my services, please email or call me so I can answer any questions you may have. If you choose to move forward with my services, please let me know as soon as possible, as I tend to book up several months in advance. If I am available around your due date, I will secure a spot for you on my calendar. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required at that time. I will send information about what to expect as well as a questionnaire so I can learn more about you and what you envision for your birth photo story. I will also send a contract for you to sign. When you are closer to your due date, we can meet in person to go over all the details and I can answer any questions you may still have. I want you to feel completely at ease and comfortable with me when your big day arrives!
Do you offer maternity or newborn photography too?
I do offer maternity and birth sessions for my birth clients. I like to shoot brand new-newborns either at the hospital or at your home within the first 7 days after the birth. I do like to shoot in a documentary, lifestyle way to capture the realness and authenticity of the moments. If you'd like to see some samples of my work, please follow this link.
Can’t my husband/doula/nurse just take pictures?
They could, however, they are focused on helping you and not on taking pictures. This may hinder them from getting great photos of some of the best moments. Having a birth photographer there that is focusing on getting all the shots and professionally documenting the entire process is essential to getting photos that will tell the story of that day and that you will cherish for years to come.
Do you use flash photography during birth?
Generally no. I always use natural light and available light as flashes can be disrupting to the laboring mom and partner and newborn. As a photographer, esthetically-speaking, natural light, available light and non-flash photography is the most appealing to me. If needed though, I will use a flash.
How many images can I expect?
Throughout the event, I may take up to 300 pictures. I do edit every image and will give you up to 150 edited images.
Do you edit every image?
Yes! I very carefully keep all the best images that capture the day and hand edit each image.
Do you shoot in color or black and white?
I love black and white for birth photography. Sometimes I will edit in color depending on the feel I am going for but I generally think black and white has a wonderful story-telling quality and less of a documentary feel. Newborn photography is typically in color.
When should we call you?
It is best to call at first sign of labor and when you are in early active labor, so I can plan childcare for my children and get to you in time, before the labor advances and I can capture the entire story. You could have your partner/husband, doula, doctor or midwife notify me as well if you are unavailable; as in busy in labor. The earlier the better!
What if my birth is really really long?
I will be there for you for the entire labor and up to an hour after the birth. Please don't worry about my time, as I am always prepared for long hours. I may take breaks when needed but I will be there to capture all the moments and transitions through the day and night.
What if I require a Cesarean birth?
I will usually be allowed to go into the operating room, although it is up to the doctor and hospital staff. You can advocate for me to be present with you. This is something we can discuss further when we meet.
What if I schedule a Cesarean birth?
Even if you know you will have a scheduled C-section, it is highly recommended that you have birth photography! You can talk with your care providers ahead of time to let them know you plan on me being there to photograph the birth.
What if you get sick or otherwise can’t make it to my birth?
If I am sick with an active cold or have fever, I could rely on my back-up photographer if needed. In the unlikely event neither one of us can attend the birth, you will be refunded your fee including the deposit/retainer fee.
Are you going to post my pictures on the Internet?
I will ask your permission to post some photos and give you a photo release to sign. You may also state specifics of what you wish to have posted or not posted. I keep the very intimate, personal photos private and only share those with my birth photography clients.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! If you have a gift certificate you would like to purchase for someone, please contact me.