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    Default Stay at home mum of 3- Just completed Birthing Photography course!!

    Hey guys,

    I am a new SAH mum of 3, I have my own photography business that specialises in family photography and I have just completed my birthing photography course!! YAY!!

    I just wanted to get your opinions on how I am best to build a client bases in such a interesting yet personal area.

    Your opinons would mean a lot

    TIA
    Mel

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    I've read some stories of others doing this. They started by photographing friends' and family's births, and with their permission built up a portfolio to put onto their websites. Getting a review written by those you photograph to put on as testimonials may also help. I also think that a lot of birth photographers have a bit of personal history and what they believe about birth and what it means on the page. I think this is because people will naturally want to know a bit about the person they're inviting into their space.
    I think a lot of it will be word of mouth and social media advertising. You've already got a family photography business, so you've got a potential client base in place already, you just need to get the word out.

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    Network! Birth Centre, maternity ward/pregnancy clinic, local doulas, if you have baby & kids markets/expos have a stall there, fb (especially local mums groups)... but probably the most valuable is word of mouth. The above post has some excellent advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenmelissah View Post
    Hey guys,

    I am a new SAH mum of 3, I have my own photography business that specialises in family photography and I have just completed my birthing photography course!! YAY!!

    I just wanted to get your opinions on how I am best to build a client bases in such a interesting yet personal area.

    Your opinons would mean a lot

    TIA
    Mel
    That's awesome! I love birth photography it's something I've been trying to build up for sometime but it's a hard one with trying to budget value for you (esp with the on call factor) and the client.

    Try and get on some directories, if your AIPP accredited they have one specific for birth.

    I have in the past contacted a few midwife groups but didn't get much response, that was 18months ago...

    Best way to start the portfolio is as suggested, try and get some friends on board to get a couple under your belt!

    It's such a rewarding but sometimes long and exhausting field of photography, best of luck!!!


 

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