Birth – FAQ’s

Why would I want birth photos?
On the day you made the netball grand final, on the day you graduated, went to the school ball, got married, there were most likely professional photographers there to capture those special memories for you. On the day you give birth (no matter how you do it) you are an absolute super woman! On what is really your most life changing day so far most of us are relying on our partner to wield their iPhone to capture the first moments of a new family.  Having a professional photographer with you allows your partner to be fully immersed in the experience with out the worry about having to get that photo or getting caught in the emotion and not getting any photos… and lets be honest worrying about the camera is not what they should be doing!

That sounds very nice but I don’t want photos of a baby coming out of me…
No problem! If you don’t want those crowning shots I respect that and will stay over your shoulder… your photos your choice and we will discuss that when we meet up at your pre-consult :o)

What if I go in to labour in the middle of the night?
RING me!  I’m on call 24 hours a day from your 38th week of pregnancy. 

What if I go into labour before 38 weeks?
RING Me! I might not be on call yet but there is still a good chance I can get there, if not I will call in another very lovely back up birth photographer.

What if my baby comes supers fast and you don’t make it in time?
Ohhh super fast babies… my sister was almost born in the carpark of Kalamunda Hospital! If I miss your birth because I simply couldn’t get there in time I will stay with you and document the hours after their birth… a super fast birth is still a part of their story!

What if you get stuck and can’t make it?
I have some very lovely birth photographer friends who I can call on as my back up, but then as soon as I can get there I will!

What if I need a C-Section?
Birth photographers being allowed into the operating theatre is unfortunately completely out of my control. Sometimes it’s allowed and sometimes it’s not, you will need to discuss this with your care provider. If I’m allowed in, thats totally awesome! if not I will stay and document what happens outside that room, I can send a camera in with your birth partner or maybe even another midwife with a crash course in using it!

When do I ring you?
If you are having niggles, if your care provider suggests it could be soon, anything, just pop me a text to keep me up to date, if you are in labour or heading to hospital give me a call and let me know, then when you are in established labour call again and I’ll be on my way! (I require 2 hours notice to allow for traffic, childcare etc) 

But this is not my first baby…
Ring me as soon as something happens!

I’m planning a home birth, what if I have to transfer to hospital?
I will follow you there unless told not to.

Some more general FAQ’s…

Are you immunised?
Yes, my family and I are all fully up to date with our immunisations.

What if I don’t want my images shared online?
We respect everyones choice not to share their images, we ask before we share anything. 

How do I pay you?
I can accept cash, direct deposit or credit card via Paypal. Your booking fee is payable prior to your shoot and packages, prints & other products selected after viewing your gallery are to be paid prior to production.

Can I have a payment plan? 
You sure can! You can choose to pay off your order (excluding initial booking fee) over a prearranged time period. Production of your products will take place after to your final payment. But please note your retainer must be paid at time of booking to secure your place on my calendar.

How do I get my printed products and USB?
It would be a huge shame to have your beautiful images damaged in the mail so studio pick up is preferred, if that is not practical we can make other arrangements.

How much do you charge?
My packages start from $1100, please checkout the package page to see what is included and contact Jodie for a full price guide.

Will my prints or the photos on my USB be watermarked?
No, print quality images and printed images will not have watermarks

What other products do you offer?
O-so many!! Image boxes, matted prints, canvas, block mounts, albums and coffee table books are all available. If you have something in mind please ask!

Do you have gift vouchers?
Yes absolutely, they are available in any denomination and make thoughtful baby shower gifts, you can also register your baby shower!

If there is anything you would like to know that I haven’t listed please ask!

Now, how do you book?
Yay! I’m so excited to hear from you!!  Right this way and don’t forget to let me know you estimated due date :o)