Sara Boulter Photography
 

 The best day of my life

was the day my daughter was born. Having Sara there made that day completely unforgettable. My baby girl is almost 2 now and I still cry when I look at the pictures. Sara captured moments that I completely missed and the images totally tell the incredible story of my daughters birth. Having Sara as our birth photographer was the best decision I could have made. -A.H.

 
 

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I photograph births from Ogden to Provo, at your home, hospital or birthing center. 

Birth photo and video sessions are extremely limited, so book early to ensure that I have your due date available on my calendar.

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 FAQ'S 

Q: WHY SHOULD I HIRE A BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER? 

A: Ask a parent "what was the best day of your life?" and they will most likely answer, “The day my child was born.” Out of ALL of life's amazing moments, your baby entering the world has got to be the most important, right!? We photograph weddings, birthdays, first days of school, even funerals. Why NOT birth!? Having a professional birth photographer capture these moments for you frees up your partner/doula/family member to just be present and free to support you during your birth process. 

I have 13+ years experience in my field. I have photographed countless births and have also assisted as birthing coach for 6. I am very comfortable with the entire birthing process and am familiar with all sorts of scenarios. You can trust me to handle tricky lighting, tight surroundings, fast paced and unpredictable situations. I am reliable, trustworthy, and do everything I possibly can to be a positive energy during your birth experience.

Q: WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY DUE DATE WITH YOU? 

A: As soon as you can! I book up quickly and only accept a limited number of births per month. Once your due date is on my calendar, I am “on call” 24/7 during the weeks surrounding your due date and devote my time to making sure I’m ready when baby is! Birth is unpredictable and my calendar is typically pretty packed! Please keep this in mind to reserve the time around your due date as early as possible!


Q: WHEN IS MY SESSION FEE DUE?  

A: Your session fee is due at booking and holds your due date on my calendar. The reason I require payment up front is it allows me to be totally committed to your due date. My personal life is structured around you, no other births will be booked around your due date, and I’m on call for you 24/7.

Q: DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?


A: I’m willing to work with almost any budget and I DO offer payment plans on a case by case basis. Just shoot me a text or an email and I can send you full payment plan options.  {payment plans start at $350}

 

Q: WHEN DO I NOTIFY YOU THAT I'M IN LABOR? 

A: In the weeks and days leading up to delivery, the more I hear from you the better! Once you book your due date with me, I put my self "on call" 24/7 during the weeks surrounding your due date. I appreciate any updates--from info you get at doctor visits, to middle of the night contractions, and I never ever mind getting a text like, "I THINK I'm in labor, we are heading to the hospital to find out!" Once you're actually in the hospital or birthing center, just keep me updated as much as you get updated! Usually moms just text me every time they get checked, what they're dilated at etc. and I just keep my phone super close and ready when active labor gets closer. Often, your nurse/midwife will know when to call me to come! I'll be there by the time you start pushing and I'm there until about an hour after baby arrives.


Q: WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY MATERNITY SESSION? 

A: When your belly is round but before you're too uncomfortable! Usually around 29-34 weeks. 


Q: HOW MUCH WILL YOU INTERACT WITH US DURING THE BIRTH? 

A: I feel strongly that your birth experience should be YOURS. I know that it is a privilege for me that I'm there, and I hold that privilege very sacred. While my purpose is to be there to capture your babe's arrival, I will not insert myself as part of your birth experience. I am perfectly content to stand back in the shadows and not make a peep, and will find creative ways to get the perfect shot. There may be times that we will have more interaction, particularly depending on the intensity & stage of your labor.  I do not do any posing or adjusting, unless it is for modesty purposes, helping you to fix your hair if it has gotten a little crazy, or quickly getting a great first family photo. Please feel free to ask for specific images/moments to be captured, or to have me exit the room at any time. This is YOUR delivery and YOUR experience, I'm simply there to capture it on camera. 


Q: HOW GRAPHIC WILL THE IMAGES BE? 

A: We discuss all of this at your client meeting, but from my experience, most moms like having some graphic photos taken at the moment of birth, but only modest photos are used in any online publication. We will talk about your preferred level of modesty & you can make notes in your contract of specific things you would/would not like me to capture. I move all over the room to capture different angles and create a “whole picture” of the entire experience but am happy to accommodate any requests. You call the shots, mama! 


Q: WHERE IS YOUR SERVICE AREA? 

A: I live in Bountiful, and photograph births from Ogden to Provo. If you live outside my service area, let me know and I will see if I can accommodate you. Some locations are subject to a travel fee.


Q: WHAT IF YOU ARE SICK OR OUT OF TOWN WHEN I GO INTO LABOR? 

A: The delivery environment should be as free of germs as possible. I will not attend your birth if I am running a fever, vomiting, have a new cough, sore throat or congestion. If I am recovering from a cold, I will voluntarily wear a mask. I have an incredible network of backup photographers that can be called on in an emergency.  It IS possible that I have two moms delivering at the exact same time (babies are SO unpredictable like that!) I will enlist the help of my amazing backup network. If you happen to deliver MUCH earlier than your due date, and I am out of town, I will do my best to get home asap (I skip up to Idaho to go fishing pretty often!) or I will call one of my back ups to get there for me. (This scenario would only occur if you happened to deliver a month before your due date—I never schedule trips less than 2 weeks before your due date, usually not even 3 weeks before to be safe)**** If you have booked a video package, you will be refunded $300 if a backup has to shoot your birth, since none of my backups currently shoot video. There is no refund for a basic photography only package. If a backup has to shoot your birth, they hand the RAW photos over to me for editing, and I handle the rest from there.


Q: WHAT IF I LABOR FAST & YOU CAN'T GET THERE IN TIME BEFORE THE BABY ARRIVES? 

A: This rarely happens, but it IS possible. Some babies like to arrive in the car on the way to the hospital! (yikes!) Births are unpredictable and unfortunately the stars might not perfectly align, but I will get there as SOON as possible. For quick babies that are completely out of my control to arrive on time, I don't offer refunds, but I will cover all that I can and offer you other coverage, like a free newborn session or family session when baby is older etc. Inquire for full details on this one at your consult…It takes some in person explaining!  :)