Professional Birth Photographer

As a professional birth photographer and member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, I am committed to preserving the integrity of birth photography.

 

Professionalism

  • I will exhibit professional conduct at all times. This includes interactions with clients, peers, medical professionals, birth team members, support staff, administration and others.  I will remember that in each interaction I am the face of the birth photography industry and I represent it as a whole.
  • I commit to follow all hospital/birth center rules and regulations.

Honesty

  • I will be honest and kind to clients, peers and other birth professionals.

Accountability

  • It is an industry standard to ensure that I have backup gear when shooting birth photography.
  • I carry appropriate insurance for my business
  • I am accountable to my clients.  I abide by our contract in regard to being on call, image delivery, and archiving.

Law

  • I agree to abide by copyright laws.
  • I have the appropriate business license in accordance with local state, regional, and national laws.
  • I pay tax in accordance with the local, state, regional, and national laws.
  • I utilize legal contracts with all clients to protect both my business and my client.
  • I do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, disability, or other factors.

Respectfulness

  • I 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.
  • I agree that the job of the medical staff is a higher priority than getting a particular photograph.

Confidentiality

  • I provide my clients with confidentiality in accordance with our contract at all times.  This is particularly important when sharing my presence at a birth as well as images, especially this of intimate nature, on social media.  I always make sure I have permission before sharing.