When will we get our photos back?
I am committed to providing you with a speedy delivery of your session images. While delivery times may vary depending on my workload and the number of sessions booked, you can typically expect to receive your purchased digital images within 2-4 weeks (or 4-6 weeks for birth sessions). Please note that delivery times for custom products and prints may vary depending on the season and lab production schedules. Rest assured, I will do my best to ensure that your precious memories are delivered to you as soon as possible.
What if we have something different in mind?
I am always open to exploring unconventional and unique ideas for your photo session. If you have a specific concept or subject in mind that falls outside of my typical offerings, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be delighted to collaborate and see if we can customize a package that meets your unique needs and vision. Together, let's bring your creative ideas to life!
What if we get sick?
I understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, and you or your loved ones may not feel your best on the scheduled photo session date. I am committed to working with you to find a more suitable date that accommodates everyone's availability and ensures everyone feels their absolute best. Your satisfaction and comfort are my top priorities, and I am always willing to be flexible and make adjustments to ensure that your photo session is a success. We'll work together to find a new date that works for everyone.
What should we wear?
Comfort is key. Choose a basic color palette and coordinate outfits accordingly. For day-in-the-life sessions, dress as you usually would. Let's capture your authentic self by keeping you comfortable and relaxed during the photo session.
A professional birth photographer captures the precious moments of your child's birth that you might forget due to exhaustion and excitement. These photos preserve the love and connection between you, your partner, and your family, and the raw emotions and triumph of labor. They serve as a timeless reminder of your incredible journey to bring your child into the world.
When should we book?
It's best to book early to ensure availability. I take a very limited number of birth sessions per month.
When do you go on-call?
As your birth photographer, I am on-call 24/7 from 38-42 weeks and travel with my equipment to ensure I am always ready. I do not book other sessions during this time and prioritize your comfort and peace of mind.
When will you arrive/depart?
I will be at your birth location once you have reached active labor, typically when your contractions are 5 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute, for at least an hour. If you are having a homebirth or not being checked, we can make arrangements for mamas with a history of precipitous labor. I will stay 1-2 hours after your baby is born to ensure I capture all the critical moments of your birth experience.
Will you share all of my intimate images?
Your privacy is of utmost importance to me. You have complete control over your birth images and can choose whether or not to share them. Some women share their stories to empower others, while others prefer to keep them private. Whatever you choose, I will respect your wishes and ensure your images are kept secure and confidential.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
How long will our session last?
Session lengths will depend on the package you select. You can have me there as your children awaken or later in the day when they get ready for bed. If you have booked a shorter session, we will work around your plans for the day. We will discuss the details beforehand and schedule a time that aligns with your vision.
What should we do?
The possibilities are endless! You can bake goodies, go to the park, invite grandparents over, do arts and crafts, decorate the Christmas tree, or anything else you have in mind. As your photographer, I'll be there to capture your day's precious moments, like a silent paparazzi.
Will we get formal photos?
These sessions focus on capturing your daily life as it unfolds, so a family session may be more appropriate if you're looking for posed photos. I aim to be a silent observer, documenting candid moments like smiles, laughs, and even tantrums. These sessions are meant to be relaxed and stress-free, with plenty of time to capture each child's unique personality.
Are you available for travel?
Absolutely! I am available for travel, and the details and cost will be determined based on your location and proximity to Southern California.