BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES
The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous things you will experience in life and we are honored to be able to document every moment of it. Much like a wedding, the birth of your child happens so fast and often times you miss things in the midst of all the emotion. We make sure to preserve every moment of your child’s birth so that you can relive them over and over through a beautiful photographic record.
We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to photograph your newest arrival. We strive for the utmost in creative and sensitive birth photographs. We get so much joy in capturing couples becoming parents and children meeting their new siblings. We also photograph many other important milestones including taking your new baby home from the hospital or, in the case of adoption, capturing a child’s entrance into your family.
WHY HIRE A BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER?
The birth of your child will without a doubt be one of the most important and miraculous days of your life and every moment is just that, a moment. Hiring a professional photographer will ensure that these special moments will last forever. Allowing us to photograph your birth will also free up dad and/or other family members and allow them to take a more active role in supporting you during your labor.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?
Birth photography without a doubt is documentary photography at its finest. No two births are ever the same and we are there to document your experience in a very modest, intimate, and artistic way.
WILL I GET TO MEET YOU BEFORE MY BIRTH?
Absolutely! We schedule a consultation with every client to discuss what the experience will be like, answer any questions you may have, and discuss preferences on what you do and do not want photographed.
WHEN DO YOU COME TO MY BIRTH?
We usually join you as soon as you are in active labor. If you are having a hospital birth, we will typically join you once you are admitted and have a room. We would much rather be at a birth early and take tons of laboring photographs than get there late, so we are typically there several hours before the baby arrives.
HOW LONG DO YOU STAY?
We will be there as long as it takes. We typically stay a few hours after the baby has arrived to capture all of the first moments of your baby's life; those are always the most special.
WHAT IS THE LONGEST BIRTH YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED?
The longest birth we attended was a VBAC and I was at the hospital with the family for 28 hours and returned the next day for more family photographs.
WHAT IF I HAVE A CESAREAN BIRTH?
So far, every cesarean we have attended, we have been able to photograph. (knock on wood!) We typically scrub in with dad and stand behind the curtain capturing every moment from the mom's first glance to dad's first touch; all photographed in the operating room.
HOW MANY BIRTHS DO YOU ACCEPT A MONTH?
We do have a backup photographer on call which allows us to comfortably accept up to three births a month.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
As soon as you know you want your birth photographed, I would call us. Since we are only able to take a limited amount of clients each month, the sooner you book, the better!