How do you pronounce Cher Bébé? What does it mean?
Cher bébé is pronounced, sha bay bay. It is Cajun French term of endearment meaning, “darling baby”.
What is the cost?
Birth Photography session fee is $850. Contact me for detailed information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you use video?
Yes. The birth photography session will incorporate pictures, video and audio together to fully document every special moment.
Will you take picture of everything? I don’t want anyone taking pictures of that!
My job is to photograph the emotion and the excitement of the day, not that part of the birth. We will discuss the details and the “do not photograph” list before the birth.
Will my photos be private or will you post them online?
Your privacy is extremely important. No images will be posted online or used without your permission. You are in complete control as to which images are displayed.
Can we meet before booking?
Yes! Before booking we like to get together to discuss questions, details, and requests that you may have about your story.
How far do you travel?
We are only able to attend births in the Baton Rouge area.
Do you need to get approval from the hospital staff?
The staff in every area hospital has always been accommodating, but it is a good idea to let your doctor or midwife know you’re having a birth photographer.
When I go into labor, when should I call you?
It is best to contact us at the first signs of labor. We need to know when you have your first few contractions so we can plan accordingly.
What if labor starts in the middle of the night?
Being on call 24/7 means we will have our phones next to us no matter what time. When you feel the first signs of labor please don’t hesitate to call or text at any time during the day or night. You’re not bothering us. We promise!
When do you arrive at the hospital?
Your photographer will arrive when you’re in active labor or around 6 or 7 cm. Births are completely unpredictable, so if you feel like we might need to get there sooner then let us know.
How long are you at each birth? How long do you stay after?
We do not have a time limit while you’re in labor. After the baby is born we will stay 1.5-2 hours.
How soon do I get my pictures?
With your permission, I will post a few images of within a few days of the birth. Your birth story will be ready to view at our Viewing & Ordering party that is typically scheduled on the same day as your 6 weeks checkup with the doctor/midwife.
When should I book?
Only 4-6 births are booked per month and the calendar does fill up months in advance. It is best to book as soon as you decide to have your birth documented.