"Shooting a birth is like getting an inquiry from a bride saying that she wants you to come photograph her wedding, but isn't going to set a date. She'll just call you whenever. And when you ask her how many hours of coverage she would like, she says she's not sure, probably around 24, but maybe only 2. And you ask her when she'd like for you to start coverage and she says she wont know, but probably around 2am. And also, that she doesnt want any use of flash. So when you ask her if there will be bountiful natural light she says that she'll be getting married in a dark closet with no light whatsoever. And, she's going to want the images right away to send out announcements. AND you're not going to be able to use them anywhere on your website or blog because she wants to keep her privacy intact. We'd all be quoting this bride $50,000.00." --Lexia Frank
I saw this quote on Facebook from a WPPI speaker and amazing photographer, Lexia Frank. How true is that? Birth photography is definitely an investment, both for the client and for the photographer (in time and talent!). The timeline is non-existent. The lighting conditions are harsh. The hours are unpredictable. Clients who choose birth photography value this moment as they valued their wedding. It is a once in a lifetime event- something that will never, ever be relived except through images. And why not have the best possible images to relive the event?
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For more information about birth photography, please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. FAQ and common birth photography information is also available on the website www.nbarczak.com.
Nicole Barczak Photography is a birth photographer in Jackson at Allegiance Health and in Ann Arbor at Motts U of M. She is available for photographing hospital births, home births, at birthing centers, natural deliveries and c-sections.