Hiring a birth photographer has become more and more popular in recent years. I have even seen photo contests for the best birth photography. These types of photographs are still subject to some controversy, but I find them to be beautiful. Although I didn’t have a birth photographer for my first child, I was lucky enough to have one for my second. There were so many beautiful moments that are now documented forever. Read down below to see my birth photos and why you should consider a birth photographer.
When the day comes you never know how it will be. Maybe you will know what day you are going to be induced, or your physician has scheduled a c-section. Maybe you will start having contractions and rush to the hospital. Either way, I’m sure you and your significant other will be nervous and excited and feel every other emotion in between. No matter how long you have been planning out the details or making a birth plan, sometimes things will go differently than you imagined. Most likely you will forget to take in the little things and notice the details. That’s when a birth photographer comes in to save the day. They are professional and know what to do throughout the birth. They will make sure to take pictures of small details of your big day. These details are some of my favorites.
Birth photographers capture the genuine emotions of the moment. When you have your friends or family taking pictures, most of the time they will have you pose or let you know before they take the pictures. Birth photographers will too, but they will also quietly be the fly on the wall and capture very intimate moments. They will get the nervous looks on your significant other. And capture the pained look on your face when you are having contractions. Luckily I had an epidural when I neared the end of labor so I only look uncomfortable lol. When you have someone sitting in the corner always pointing the camera you end up getting used to it and forgetting that you’re being photographed.
One of the biggest differences in my two births was that having a birth photographer helped calm my anxiety. I’m a control freak and wanted my husband to take pictures a certain way. Since I wanted to
squeeze and rip off, hold my husband’s hand, he would be at a weird angle to take a good picture of the baby coming out. Our birth photographer took the most beautiful pictures and followed the baby as the nurses were cleaning him up. While we were able to just simply enjoy the moment, our photographer was taking amazing pictures of us meeting our bundle of joy.
If you live in the Central Florida area and would like to use the same birth photographer we used, you can visit her facebook page here. Thanks again to Photography by Debra Jane Snyder. Photos are courtesy of Photography by Debra Jane Snyder. She is absolutely wonderful and a great photographer (and nurse!). Thank you for providing us with these lifelong memories.