Thank you for returning to learn more about birth photography! My first post can be seen here. I also wanted to share with you a few benefits of a hiring professional birth photographer that you might not have considered previously.
Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth partner to be in the photos
This is often forgotten, because it is fairly natural to assume your birth partner can handle the photos, but in reality, it means they won’t be in the photos! A birth photographer can capture not only the moments you first meet your baby, but also those moments for them! What mama wouldn’t melt at the tears daddy shed as he met his child? As your birth photographer, I’ll capture both mama and daddy as they see their new little one!
Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth partner to enjoy the moment
Let’s be real. Most dads are not pro’s when it comes to using a camera. They’re also not always experienced with supporting mamas in labor. So why add one more duty to his list of things to do? Taking the camera out of his hands will (hopefully) free him up to be supportive during the labor, because he won’t be worrying about getting the shot. This is also a priceless moment for him, and he will be able to appreciate those special times without concern.
Hiring a professional birth photographer allows your birth photos to be (extra) beautiful
With out a professional photographer, whoever takes those early photos will probably not be very experienced or have the equipment needed. Yes, those photos will be special to you no matter what, but a birth photographer uses her experience to capture the photos in difficult situations. The light is dim or varied, and without experience, getting a good photo in these conditions would be sheer luck. In addition, the editing work after the photos are taken provides additional support for photos taken in a tricky environment!
Hiring a professional birth photographer brings experience to the delivery room
As a professional photographer, I have an awareness and understanding of angles and positions that are flattering and effective for birth photography. I know where to stand, how to crop the photos, and what aspects to include. These images go beyond a typical snapshot, and I believe they are truly works of art!
I hope you a greater understanding of the beauty and value of birth photography. These are tender moments that should be enjoyed by you and your birth partner, and they should be beautifully preserved for you to look back on for years to come. Please contact me today to learn more about capturing these priceless moments at your upcoming birth!