CODE OF ETHICS
Our goal is to provide professional birth photographers to clients across the UK and to bring together artists and birth professionals. We will provide a community of people who work together and lift each other up.
We aspire to foster a connected knowledgeable and professional field that documents birth in an artistic and true way that does not interfere in the birth space or with other birth professionals.
Through collaboration and education UK Professional Birth Photographers goal is to allow all birth photographers new and old to have access to resources to further themselves and our industry.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Community: We will strive to build a community between members, parents, other birth professionals, and the media. Founders, staff, and all members will strive to build a community that has the spirit of a respectful, compassionate, and knowledgeable community.
Respect for others: We will be open and kind in our communication. We will honor and value the abilities and contributions of others, embracing the responsibility and accountability for our actions in this regard. We believe in the respect for individual and community freedoms.
Compassion: We will maintain an awareness of the needs and emotions of others and act to meet those needs whenever possible. We will also minimize harm whenever possible. We will act in ways that are consistent with our commitment to social responsibility.
Honesty: We will not communicate false information or deliberately mislead. We will be as open and free in sharing information, as appropriate to the relationship.
Discussion: We will maintain an open true dialogue about birth. We believe in the spirit of women understanding the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of birth and how they differ from birth to birth and woman to woman.
Collaboration: We will work alongside other birth professionals with respect and integrity and appreciate each other’s roles during birth. We will learn and work together in a professional manner while respecting a woman’s birth space.
Knowledge: We will advocate for a knowledgeable community of professional photographer’s. We will advocate for continuously seeking knowledge in birth, photography, and business making us a unique group of professionals able to fulfill the dynamic needs this field requires.
Privacy: We will be understanding and respectful of parents that wish to have their birth story kept private or censored to their wishes. We will advocate for families who wish to tell their story uncensored. We believe it is the family’s right to share their story how they see fit.