Oklahoma City Birth Photographer | FAQ

  • How long will you be at my labor? I arrive once you're in active labor, and I stay until after baby has nursed, met any siblings, and has been weighed and measured. Generally this is about 2 hours after birth  
  • Will we meet before I go into labor? YES! We live in a digital age and a LOT happens online! It's completely normal for an expecting mom to book online and meet me closer to her due date. Not your jive? I offer free consultations M-F between 10-2 and Thursday evenings. 
  • When should I book you for my birth? As soon as you know you're interested in booking, contact me. Most clients choose to book at the beginning of their second trimester, but I have on occasion had clients book as late as 36 weeks.
  • What if I go into labor at 2am? Perfect! There isn't usually much traffic at 2am, so I'll see you soon.
  • Do you use flash? Sometimes! It depends heavily on the location and mother's preferences. If you're like me and prefer natural ambient light over flash, we can discuss lighting options during your consultation.
  • What equipment do you use? In my bag: d750 and d610 camera bodies; 85mm, 50mm, and 35mm lenses; sb600 flash
  • Am I going to have to pose?! My goal at your labor is to stay a fly on the wall and capture what naturally happens in its truest form. If the situation calls for it, I may direct a shot or two (with dad/grandma/etc) and after baby is born I will help you to get a few directed photos with baby to use as your announcement - this is generally less than 2-3 photos and takes 5 minutes at the very most.  
  • What if I have a surgical birth? I've been allowed into several ORs in the past, ultimately it's up to the discretion of your doctor and hospital staff if I'm allowed in or not. If, for any reason, I can not attend the moment of birth, I will be there both before and after to capture the time leading up to surgery, and your first moments as a family after.
  • How do you choose which photos you post online? I only post photos publicly that I would be comfortable with my friends and family seeing of me. If it's going on my blog or on Facebook, you can bet it's safe to show your grandpa.
  • I REALLY want a photo of baby crowning, will you get it? YES!
  • I do NOT want any photos of baby crowning, will you avoid it? YES! This is YOUR labor and YOUR birth. I want to do whatever you're comfortable with.
  • How much does this cost? Birth Documentary Coverage begins at $1250. There is no minimum order requirement, and payment plans are available.