What hospitals and areas do you service?
I service home, hospital and birth center births within 2 hours from Lafayette, LA.
When should I book?
As soon as possible, as I only take on a limited number of births per month. If your estimated due date is close approaching please still reach out to see if I have availability.
Are payment plans available?
Yes, payment plans are available and we can discuss options on an individual basis. I also offer the option of creating a personal gift registry for our clients, where friends and family members can make contributions to the best present ever, the gift of memories! A retainer is due to book our services, with final payments due before your 38th week of pregnancy.
What if I go into labor at 2 am? Will you be there?
Yes! I am on call for you 24/7 during your birth month, and ready to join you at anytime of the day.
When do you join your clients in labor?
I typically join you during 6/7 cm dilated, but I play this by ear based on each client and situation.
What if I am having a planned cesarean birth or end up having an emergency cesarean birth?
Every provider and hospital is different. I will do my best to be in the operating room with you but ultimately the decision is up to your provider and circumstances. In the event that we are not able to accompany you into the operating room, I am still able to tell the story of your birth in a beautiful and comprehensive way.
How long will you stay at my birth?
I stay at your birth for about 1-2 hours after your baby arrives.
Should I talk to my doctor to see if he/she will allow a photographer?
Yes, please go ahead and get a thumbs up from your OB or midwife.
How “much” do you photograph?
Your personal preference is something we discuss at our consultation. I have clients who want the whole shabang and others who prefer a more modest point of view. Everything photographed is done in an artistic way. I would be happy to show specific examples if this is a concern.
How long will it take to receive the images? Albums/slideshow etc.
For birth photography I will email you with a sneak peek within 24 hours, and a gallery of your photographs and first draft of your album within 6 weeks. I believe that you should have time to process your birth on your own, and that this gives you the space to do so.
*Fresh48 sessions will receive sneak peeks within 24 hours, and a full gallery within two weeks.
How many images can I expect?
For birth stories you can expect to receive 150+ full resolution images. Fresh48 sessions receive 50+ full resolution images.
Will my images be in color or black & white?
I will most likely deliver every image to you in both color and in black & white. There are many variables that go into play when editing (such as time of day and available light sources). Feel free to let me know if you have a preference, and I will do my best!
Will you ask permission before sharing birth photographs?
Absolutely! I understand that birth is personal and intimate and that you may wish to keep some of your photos private. I love it when families choose to share their photos and normalize birth, but respect your wishes.