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Backup guide

Thank you for your help. I'm so lucky to have you in my community!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Check with client about what their preferences are as far as documentation of the moment of birth goes. 
  • Remind the client to advocate for you with hospital staff if necessary. 
  • Get signed model releases from staff if possible. If not possible, get verbal consent. My spiel usually goes something like this. "Hi. I'm here capturing the day for the family. My default is to avoid taking photos of staff... Unless you don't mind?" They don't mind 99% of the time and they seem to really appreciate being asked. (printable file linked)

Please send a text or email with baby's time of birth, weight and length if known, and name including sex if name is neutral.

Contact me by email at meredithwestinphotography@gmail.com.

Here's the link to the Dropbox File Request.

Answering the following questions will help expedite my editing process. :D