Why are you not doing your own birth photography?
Imagine your wedding day… you are all dressed up and ready to meet the man of your dreams, but in the back of your mind you keep thinking: Am I going to remember all the details 20, 30 or even 50 years from now? That nagging thought trying to make a point to remember every moment as it unfolds in front of you.
There is an option available for you. It’s called a selfie, with your cell phone that will be outdated six months from now. Pixels that won’t make sense, and blurry because you are still busy trying to be in the moment as well as capture the moment. Don’t you rather want a professional photographer there doing the photos for you so you can enjoy your special day?
Now with the birth of your baby, it is the same thing. You are in the action, doing all the hard work. Your spouse, unless a professional photographer, only has a tiny point and shoot camera or the standard camera that comes with your cellphone. You are both too busy being in the action to remember to capture the secret special moments.
As the birth photographer, I like to think of myself as the fly on the wall, not visible all the time, but capturing every detail of every moment. That means you can be the center of attention, no selfies (only if you insist), and have a great deal of photos to remember your special day, including all the details of your first eye contact to cutting the cord. Using a birth photographer will do just that; free you to do your part in the moment.
Price is always a concern when it comes to birth photography. May I begin by asking what you paid your wedding photographer? When one uses a birth photographer it is a little more specialized than a wedding; it’s more intimate and discrete. There is guts and glory; there is heart, pain and love. The photographer needs to know how to work under pressure where time is not a factor. An average labor can be anything from 12 to 14 hours for the first stage, 1 to 2 hours for the second stage; and 5 to 60 min in the last stage. It is just an average and differs from patient to patient. We are there even before your due dates until well after baby has arrived.
In conclusion, we consider birth photography not as a hobby, and never as a job; but as a calling to be there when you need us most. Forever to freeze time, make the world stand still and take note of you and your miracle in the making.