Ask your photographer if they follow a code of ethics…ask them to tell you more about it…
The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Code of Ethics is intended to encourage and preserve the integrity of the birth photography industry.
Birth photographers are expected to exhibit professional conduct at all times. This includes interactions with clients, peers, medical professionals, birth team members, support staff, administration and others. Remember that in each interaction you are the face of the birth photography industry and you represent us as a whole.
It is expected that you will follow all hospital and birth center rules and regulations.
Be honest and kind to clients, peers and other birth professionals.
It is an industry standard to ensure you have backup gear when shooting birth photography.
Birth photographers should carry appropriate insurance for their business.
Be accountable to your clients. Abide by your contract in regards to being on call, image delivery and archiving.
Copyright infringement is strictly prohibited. This includes both image theft and plagiarism.
Birth photographers should have the appropriate business license in accordance with their local laws and regulations.
Birth photographers shall pay tax in accordance with the local, state, regional and national laws.
Birth photographers should utilize legal contracts with all clients to protect both their business and their clients.
Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability or other factors is prohibited.
Birth photographers will show respect for the birth space at all times. This includes respecting the birth choices a family makes, the birth team, care providers, location rules and family members involved.
It is important to remember that the job of the medical staff is a higher priority than getting a particular photograph.
It is expected that birth photographers will provide the client with confidentiality in accordance with your contract at all times. This is particularly important when sharing your presence at a birth as well as images, especially those of intimate nature, on social media. Always be sure you have permission before sharing.
We reached out to Jenna to do newborn photos for our daughter. We first spoke about what we were wanting to accomplish with the photos and what we were envisioning. When we went in to do the shoot she made us feel very comfortable and at ease. She was very patient when my baby got fussy and put on soothing music. The cherry on top was the in person presentation of the photos. I was expecting excellent photos but was blown away with what I saw. Her passion for her craft is evident in the way she talks about the photos and how excited she gets showing them. I can’t wait to cover my walls in these photos and I will forever adore them. I can not suggest using Jenna to capture these special and intimate more!
HEAL THE WORLD
I hold Radical love of her, love of women, love of motherhood.
Radical acceptance- the practice to sit with your essence. We will heal the world one birth, one mama, one motherhood journey at a time which creates a ripple effect- extending the divine woman to the divine man. We will do this together in the end, if not now.