Birth photography requires a lot of sacrifices and dedication which is why we believe birth photography is call and not a job – it is truly like our founder always say Alda Smith always say ‘a labour of love’.
What Parents should ask when selecting a birth photographer
- Does the photographer tell the whole story? Anyone can have a handful of amazing images, the skill lies in the story the whole way through. Before you make your investment ask to see a complete C-section or natural birth, or a daytime vs. nighttime birth. If the photographer doesn’t have these because she is still building her portfolio, that’s an important disclosure and conversation that needs to be had with her prospective client.
- Does the photographer have experience in birth photography (both natural and C-Section)?
- Does the photographer have a good report with the medical professionals and institutions in your area e.g. does she have a practice close to your hospital of choice / home?
- Is the photographer a registered member of the South African Birth Photographers Association at www.sabirthphotographers.com?
- Does the photographer have client references?
- Does the photographer have a birth code of conduct and an understanding of hospital and theatre regulations and will she share a copy with you?
- Has the photographer’s work been published before?
- Will the photographer provide you with a proper birth photography contract?
- Will the photographer be 100% on-call and ready to attend your birth at any hour?