Pataskala, Ohio

Tel: 614-893-6246


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What is birth or hospital photography?

August 4, 2017



  • When should I book my birth photographer?


I typically will not book more than one or two sessions within a particular month. This is to make sure that I have the availability to accommodate your birth. You should contact us as soon as you have a due date so we can tentatively block out that time for you. We will finalize details during the beginning of your second trimester. It’s never too late to ask, though, so if you are further along than this, check in with us to see if we have anything open.


  • Do you offer maternity and newborn sessions too?


Yes, we do. Please see our session manual for information on pricing, collections, and what’s included, by clicking here.


  • Do you use your flash during our birth?


I bring it along just in case, but make every effort not to use it. If I do have to use it, I will check with you first and I will stand further back and bounce it so I’m not flashing you or your precious little baby in the face. It is a very rare occasion that I have to use it, as I prefer natural lighting in this situation. If the lighting conditions are bad and cannot be adjusted in the hospital, I can compensate in my camera without using flash, but it will result with your images being more grainy. This is something I can show you and we can discuss during our pre-birth consult.


  • Do I need a professional to take the photos? Can’t one of my family members just do it?


We’ve written a great blog article on this subject! Click here to read all about it. 


  • Do you shoot in color or black and white?


I shoot in color, however, most of my post-processing for birth sessions transforms your photos into black and white. With hospitals, the lighting and color tend to turn out less appealing than I would like and I prefer the black and white images. Especially with birth photography, it helps draw out the raw emotions of the day. That being said, I will include some color images more than likely, especially if requested.


  • What if I have a C-section?


Check with your doctor about this. Some allow photographers to be there, but often times, we are not allowed in the OR. If this is the case, we will still be there to capture this precious event from the first moment we’re able to be in the room with you. 


  • What if my birth is super long?


All of my Collections offer unlimited coverage. I know that births don’t go exactly on schedule and sometimes they last a LONG time. But I’ll be there! I may require a fo