I feel I need to make sure all my clients and potential clients who have read the NYT and Yahoo articles about birth photography know that it does not make you a diva or high maintenance to hire a photographer for your birth as these articles suggest. It makes you smart, sentimental and resourceful. Why would you have your husband or mom or aunt snap pictures of such an unforgettable day? Would you not hire a wedding photographer? If not then you probably dont need a birth photographer either. If you would hire a professional for your wedding then you should hire a birth photographer for the birth of your children. Although the day in your life IS unforgettable the details become fuzzy as time marches on.
As Lendsay Stradtner in the Yahoo article put it when speaking of moms who decide to hire a birth photographer for their subsequent
"they don't want to forget again.'" She explains to Yahoo! Shine that as time passes, we tend to forget the details of childbirth, "the birth environment...the mom holding onto dad in pain...the baby placed on mom's chest for the first time...the journey of a birth day...the making of a family."
These are the details that a birth photographer captures and captures beautifully. It is upsetting to me to think someone would think one of my clients is a diva because she wants to capture the beauty of her baby being born.
Photography is about capturing moments in time so that you don't forget them, to be able to look back at them and share them with friends, family and future generations. For significant moments we hire a photographer to help capture those moments and tell the story artistically. I cant think of a more significant moment then the birth of a child.
For further explanation about what Birth Photography is and isn't please click the link below.