Why get a Birth Photographer?
Is this a trick question? …. WHY NOT?!!
This is actually a hard blog to post because for me it’s just so important, it’s such an emotional calling and I am so passionate about documenting birth. It’s such a sure thing for me I’m not sure I can even get the words.
A birth for the whole family is a truly lifechanging moment! That’s about it. This space of time will change lives forever why wouldn’t you want to document EVERY MOMENT of it.
I am a mum of two little girls....well they aren’t so little any more. I learnt very quickly after my first that the body is designed to forget a lot of your labour and delivery.
But it’s such a story to tell. A story that your kids will ask you to tell over and over again.
With a birth photographer you can show them that story.
"But I can always get my husband/mum/sister/midwife/doula to photograph it can’t I?"
It’s a story that I can tell seeing the WHOLE picture. I don’t only capture the picture you see or your husbands experience, I capture it all. Most importantly the moments you miss while you’re working hard to bring your baby into this world.
Yes husband/mum/ midwife/sister/doula can capture your birth, but they have other jobs to do. Really important jobs to do.
A professional photographer is just that, a professional their emotions won’t take them elsewhere. I won’t stop shooting because your experiencing a painful contraction or to cooh over your beautiful new bub.
A professional photographer has attended a number of births, they can pre-empt (to a degree) what may happen next. They can be ready for it.
A professionally photographer has the right equipment to produce high quality photo. Babies are usually born in the dark they like it that way and your average iPhone or digital camera can’t shoot in those conditions.
"It’s just not a flattering time why would I want photos of me like that and all the blood and stuff?"
I say birth is just beautiful. I truly crave being in the room for a birth. There is sooo much beauty around. Yes, you’ll probably pull a few funny faces and have a bit (or maybe a lot) of sweat on your brow. You might be partially naked or just a bit ruffled. But. You will be so strong, and so brave and that is what I love to capture.
I love capturing how your husband supports you through each contraction, how your mum offers you water, how your eldest child keeps popping his head around the corner to check that you’re going okay. I love to capture the concentration on your face, the inner strength you conjure up time and time again and the relief and love that just radiates when you meet your sweet sweet child.
Don't you worry about the “ugly” I will show you how beautiful it is!
Birth photography is my passion and I only want to do more. To have a chat about documenting your birth story contact me for customised packages that will suite your needs.
Birth Photography is available in the Sutherland Shire and greater Sydney area.