Q&A Birth & Fresh48 Photography



Birth & Fresh48 Photography

Emily Kleiderer

The Deciding Factors:

What’s the difference between a Birth shoot and Fresh48?

A birth shoot is photo-journalling the whole story of your birth. It’s raw and beautiful.

Fresh48 happens after the birth within 48 hours and is more polished and posed.

I offer both together and separate!

Should I ask my doctor, midwife, or doula if they allow a photographer in the room?

Absolutely, it is your responsibility to make sure they know and will allow photography during the labor and delivery. You will also need to make sure if you have a c-section, if I will be allowed in the OR. (See What if I have a C-Section.)

What if labor begins in the middle of the night?

If labor begins in the middle of the night, call me! Even at 2am, I will have my gear ready!

What can I expect when you arrive for a birth?

When I arrive, I will stay out of the way and get shots of the whole room. My goal is to capture everything in a photo-journalism way to tell a story.

When should I book?

As soon as possible to secure your birth week!

What if I have a C-Section?

If you have a c-section and I’m not allowed in the room, I will either give my camera (with proper settings) to someone who will be or I will wait until the all clear.

Is family included in Fresh48 shots?

Absolutely! Anyone you want pictured can be, just make sure they are there when I am!

Before I Arrive:

When do you arrive and how long do you stay?

I usually head to the hospital to start shooting around 6-7cm dilated, day or night. After the birth, I will stay around for about 30min-1 hr to make sure I don’t miss any moments. I will come back after a couple of hours to the next day for you to get Fresh48 shots.

For Fresh48, I will arrive whenever you feel most comfortable within the 48 hr window.

When my labor starts, when should I call you?

Call or text me as soon as you are heading to the hospital, and then call once you are 6-7cm dilated so I can head your way.

After the Pictures are Taken:

How long does it take before my photos are ready?

I have a 24hr turn around!

How do I receive my pictures?

I will send you a link to an online gallery where you can download your pictures straight to your computer and order prints from a professional printer. *USB available upon request

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! There is deposit required to book and the rest is due before you receive your gallery link.

I’m nervous “too much” will be photographed!

No worries! Never will I show the “doctor’s point of view” or anything you are uncomfortable with showing. Please let me know ahead of time.

Will my images be in black & white or in color?


I hope this helps! If you have any other questions not covered, feel free to contact me!

9 Creative Ways to Get Married on a Budget! **Shhh don't tell anyone

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Congratulations! You’re getting hitched! It might be all too surreal but now comes the time to plan! And with planning involves spending and with spending involves… stress! And if you’re like my husband and I when we got married, time to get creative. Stress is not your friend and you can really have your dream wedding without having to spend money. Don’t get frustrated on small things instead plan. You’ve got this! Here are some creative ways to get more creative with your budget:

  1. Get married at a park! Parks can be so beautiful and have plenty of parking. You’ll likely need a permit for whichever park you choose but there are so many creative ways to use the space. Make sure you check the rules and regulations and make sure you have an option for if it rains. Parks have so many options photography wise, you’ll love it!

  2. Rent an Airbnb or Peerspace! Make sure you tell your host what you plan to do, but this can be an out of the box way to save money and have a beautiful place for pictures and receptions.

  3. Courthouse Elopement in the City! What. a. dream. City pictures are my absolute favorite. You can do so many things while walking around a city. Of course, this option isn’t traditional but you can still have a dreamy reception after to celebrate!

  4. Family Farm/ Old House! Have you ever driven by a house and fell in love with it. I know I have. Some people have no problem renting out their house for a day for a wedding. It never hurts to ask the owner if you can give them some money to have your wedding there. To save more costs, be sure to tell them you’ll have a family member clean up after!

  5. Morning Weddings! Have a venue in mind? Ask about having your wedding in the morning. My bet is they rarely have those and will give you a discount! Mimosas anyone? Yes, please.

  6. Choose One Venue instead of Two! Ok, this one might be a little obvious, but hear me out. You can easily save by having your wedding venue turned into a reception right after you say the “I do’s”.

  7. Any day but Saturday! We saved a lot by doing this same thing on my wedding day. Instead of Saturday we had a Sunday wedding for a discount price!

  8. Front/Back yard wedding! One of the best weddings I have ever shot was right in their front yard. And afterwards, they had their reception in the back. It was gorgeous and so relaxed! If you want your wedding to make your guest feel right at home, do this!

  9. Church! As a photographer, churches can be really hard to shoot (I’m really honest, I’m sorry), especially if everything isn’t lit well and there isn’t enough room to move around. Sadly, this is most old, beautiful churches on the inside. If you don’t care about all the details in the I Do’s (it’s still possible to get the shots; they’re just comparably not as good. *note), but you want to do beautiful pictures of the outside, then do this! Churches aren’t as expensive as other wedding venues and you might even get more of a discount if you are a member of the church you want to shoot at!

Here are some more amazing tips from the Rachel Cruze. I’m a huge fan.

13 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

13 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

Choosing your perfect wedding photographer is no easy task. You’ve got a lot of decisions to make like: what to wear, who’s will be your florist, where the wedding will be, and all of the invitations you need to send. Believe me, I’ve been there and have also been a countless weddings. Let me tell you, there is almost ALWAYS something that will go wrong, so let’s get this thing right. Here are some important things to ask your potential wedding photographer: