Ep 59: Hiring a Birth Photographer with Tavia Redburn – All About Pregnancy and Birth Podcast
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #​59: Hiring a Birth Photographer with Tavia Redburn

I've been looking forward to doing this episode for a while because birth photography has been on my radar a lot more lately. I used to think it was a bit of a luxury, but the more I learn about it the more I think all moms should consider whether they'd like to have a photographer present for their birth.

To talk about all things birth photography, we're joined by the wonderful Tavia Redburn. Tavia is a birth & newborn photographer in Oklahoma, and she also trains other new birth photographers. 

Tavia and I talk about her journey to birth photography, how her own births affect her approach to her work, and what you should ask a photographer before you hire them. She also talks about why new moms should consider hiring a photographer for their first birth, rather than wishing they had later. 

We also detour a bit and talk about some of the things Tavia has seen during the many labors and births she's been present at. She shares her own story and why it's so important to advocate for yourself at every point in your pregnancy and birth journey. 

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How and why Tavia became a birth & newborn photographer 
  • Why it's important to be clear about your expectations and wishes before your birth
  • What the hiring process for a birth photographer is like
  • Questions to ask a birth photographer before you hire them
  • Some of the things Tavia has witnessed in her role as a fly on the wall during many labors and births
  • Why you should consider hiring a birth photographer for your first birth

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Pregnancy, birth photography, birth photographer, birth registry, midwife, doula, advocacy

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