For the birth photographer

I’m starting a new series here, articles written for those who want to do birth photography. I’m planning this series to have around 10 articles, but I’m open to writing more if there is interest.

Topics you can look forward to:

Are you ready to be a birth photographer?
Advice for the beginning birth photographer
The legalities of owning a business
What I bring to a birth
Working with care providers
Pricing
Cesarean births
To Flash or Not to Flash
Post Processing in Lightroom (Part 2 here)
Protecting client privacy vs. building a portfolio
Contracts for birth photography
The on-call lifestyle
Managing child care
Getting out the door FAST!

Got a topic you’d like to hear more about? Please suggest it in the comments!

by Andrea Lythgoe
crystal mielApril 4, 2012 - 11:26 am

i am just starting out in photography….have done one birth and one newborn session! so VERY new. thank you for your articles!!! i look forward to more, any advice is appreciated! :)

YulianaApril 4, 2012 - 10:12 pm

I would love to read too:) trying to get into birth photography :) I have done 3 so far and love it!!

JamieApril 24, 2012 - 2:49 am

love this series that you are doing. thanks!

julieJune 21, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Thank you so much for all of this awesome information!! I am just starting with birth photography and need all the advice I can get. This really helps!! Thank you!!!

~Julie

LeandaJuly 14, 2012 - 11:59 pm

thanks for these great articles, they are just what I’ve been looking for!

StephanieDecember 27, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Could you talk about how to get permission from the hospital to be there? I don’t know how that side of it works.

AndreaDecember 29, 2012 - 10:14 am

I plan on it, Stephanie. It will be part of my “Working With Care Providers” article.

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