What to ask your potential birth photographer.

Birth Photography is such a intimate process. You want to make sure that the person who you are entrusting this special occasion to is fully aware of what they are doing. Here is a great list of questions to ask while you are interviewing birth photographers.

  • How did you get started doing birth photography?
  • Have you ever shot a birth before?
  • How much do you know about the process of labor and delivery of a baby?
  • Have you ever attended a home birth? (if you are having a home birth)
  • How many years have you been a birth photographer?
  • How many birth families do you take a month?
  • Do you have a backup that can produce the same quality images as yourself?
  • Do you know the hospital policies at ________ hospital?
  • Is your backup as knowledgeable as you are on hospital policies?
  • What is included with the birth package?
  • What do you do in case there is a emergency in the delivery room?
  • What happens if I have a c-section?
  • Do you have all of the proper professional equipment for shooting in low light situations?
  • Do you have knowledge in shooting in low light situations?
  • How long until you can arrive to the birth place after I call?
  • Do you have proper child care for your children if you have to leave right away?
  • Do you have a time limit on how long you stay?
  • How long until the images are ready for me to view and pick up?
  • Do you have backup equipment?
  • What happens if you miss the birth?