Birth Photography do or don't?

Katie - posted on 09/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi, I am wondering what moms think about birth photography. The tasteful black and white kind where you are not going to see anything.

I am a photographer and I want to specialize in birth photography.


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Katie - posted on 09/15/2013




to me it is the one day you really want to remember the most, in detail in your entire life. People pay good money for wedding photographers to capture every detail and most of those marriages end in divorce (not being cynical or judgemental it is just a fact no days) but your child will always be your child and you will always want to remember that day fondly. I know for me I had never heard of birth photography and didn't know it was an option at all. I had planned for my mil to take lots of photos during the birth...then to my horror she hardly took any. (not out of being mean just out of excitement and wanting to be in the moment instead of behind a camera as any grandma would) and to any concerns about the photographer getting in the way- any photographer worth their salt will blend into the room like they aren't even there (unless someone also hires me as their deula I am quiet as a mouse and out of moms view for everything but the cord cutting and the first time mom holds baby and the measuring.) and it is more than just the birth most moms don't want the main event photographed and I don't but I get all these moments curing that mom might miss like the dad and his mom holding hands while waiting. grandpa praying in the waiting room or pacing. and moms love to see the look on their own face the first time they meet their baby.

Gena - posted on 09/12/2013




Personaly i wouldnt want a photographer taking pictures while giving birth.I am sure the pictures look nice but i would rather not have somebody in the room that i dont know (accept midwives or doctors ofcourse).Its a special moment that i want to share with my husband.

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2013




Originally I was not for it. Just something I thought that was unneeded and made the birth less intimate between my husband and myself. But I saw a friend's pictures she had taken during the birth of her son. The photographer did an awesome job capturing the moments, but staying out of the way. I loved the black and white. I don't think I would spend the money on it, but did like the pictures and thought that was a good idea.

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