Are you asking yourself, “Should I become a birth photographer?”   Maybe you’ve seen it, or you’ve heard about it, and you’re trying to decide if birth photography might be the right fit for your business. Or, perhaps you’ve been photographing births for a while and the on-call lifestyle is starting to get […]

Business of Birth Photography

October 12, 2018

6 Reasons to Become a Birth Photographer – “Should I become a birth photographer?”

  Birth photography tips for newbies. First of all, I’d like to repeat some things I said on my Facebook group recently. I was taking a walk today and thinking about when I first started my birth photography journey. I’ve also been looking through some past journals and just reflecting on how overwhelmed I felt, […]

Birth Photography Tips

October 5, 2018

Birth Photography Tips for Newbies

  Today we’re going to talk about the top 3 mistakes birth photographers make on their websites. You might be thinking, “Who cares about my website? People care about social media. People go to my Facebook page; they go to my Instagram. People don’t care about my website.” I want to show you what making […]

Business of Birth Photography

September 26, 2018

Top 3 Mistakes Birth Photographers Make on Their Websites

A big debate between birth photographers a few years ago was whether or not they should use flash at births. The whole idea of birth photography is to be a “fly on the wall”, and a flash kind of defeats that purpose. For a long time it was kind of controversial to use flash. Now […]

Birth Photography Tips

September 11, 2018

To Flash or Not to Flash – Birth Photography Tips

So, you’re here because you want to know how to book birth photography clients… but FIRST …  Let’s talk about WHY you should have a birth photography consultation? The birth photography consultation is like a marriage proposal. You’re asking for commitment. You’re asking for the sale at the consultation. All the things you do leading […]

Business of Birth Photography, Marketing

August 2, 2018

How to book birth photography clients: the consultation

I’m making a pretty bold promise here, How to run a successful model call and book your first 5 birth photography clients in 30 days. I believe it can happen and you can do it!!     Why a Model Call? A model call is really good for getting those first few births that you need […]

Marketing

April 3, 2018

How to run a successful model call and book your first 5 birth photography clients in 30 days

Today, we’re talking about the one marketing activity that’s grown my business a lot in the last four years. It’s something that not a lot of photographers are doing. In fact, I polled a group of local photographers here and asked who has an email list that they’re actively using, and 75% said they don’t […]

Business of Birth Photography, Marketing

February 15, 2018

If I started all over again, I’d do this (and I’ll show you how!) | Birth Photography Education

Today I’m going to talk to you about birth photography contracts.   I’m starting with the basics here. It’s really important to make sure your clients are on the same page as you by listing things out on paper.   So, let’s talk about *WHY* you need a birth photography contract. If you’re a portrait […]

Business of Birth Photography

February 8, 2018

What to include in your birth photography contract

Let me tell you a story. A Chinese farmer and his wife were walking through the market. They found someone selling the most beautiful bamboo they’d ever seen. They walked over and asked, “How long did this take to grow?” The crop owner replied, “Only 5 weeks!” Seeing the amazing potential in front of them, […]

Marketing

January 3, 2018

1 thing you need to succeed as a birth photographer.

This is everything. This is what your clients think of when they think “birth photography.” I love to call this moment, the “I did it” moment. It’s the split second when mom is like “holy crap I just did that!” Sometimes moms are elated, sometimes they cry hysterically and sometimes they just lay back and […]

Birth Photography Tips

October 6, 2017

3 steps to capture the “I did it” moment in birth photography

Follow the beauty in birth