Ever considered hiring a birth photographer? If so, you may have also thought (or been told by others) ‘why on earth would you get a birth photographer??’. ‘It’s going to be messy, they’ll be blood (and other “stuff”)’. ‘It won’t be pretty’. ‘Dignity, what dignity?’. To some perhaps I’d agree, however, being a birth photographer, of course overall, I’d say this is one of the most spectacular moments in your life.
Bringing a new life into the world that you’ve felt growing inside of you is one of the most challenging, empowering and life changing things you’ll likely go through as a woman. Yes there will be blood, sweat and most probably tears however, once your baby is in your arms, everything shifts.
The beauty in birth is seeing the strength and capability of you and your body – the emotionally raw moments you experience and also together with your partner. The support and love that surrounds you and that moment when it all becomes worth it – your baby in your arms.
Whether it’s your first, second, third or more the moment you bring your baby into the world, the room fills with love.
As time goes on, the memories will fade. Having a birth photographer to capture it all will ensure the memories and emotions stay alive, not only for you, but also your children.
Samantha Gunn, a Sydney Doula said “I recently found a photo I’d completely forgotten about of my youngest’s birth and my kids were all fascinated by it – by how I looked (so happy!) and what my youngest looked like when he was just minutes old.”
A birth photographer will preserve the life changing moments and connection between you and your child for sharing in the future as they grow.
What to expect from a birth photographer
I’ll be there to capture your birth story. Whether it’s at home or the hospital, I know when to stand back and simply allow the emotion and connection to unfold. I’ll be with you when labour kicks in to those first hours with your new baby.
You’ll be left with the story of how your little one entered the world for you to treasure and look back on for a lifetime.
If you’re considering a birth photographer, get in touch for a free consultation.