We request that you contact us as soon as possible. All volunteers either own their own photography studio business or have full time jobs and families. With this in mind, for most cases, expect that it could take at least two hours before a photographer is able to be at the hospital and up to 10-12 hours. Advance notice, when possible, is greatly appreciated (i.e. baby not born yet, scheduled removal of life support, scheduled c-section, etc).