It’s no secret that I am passionate about birth photography. Let me tell you my story, dig into my photo vault (yes these are locked away) and show you why.
I was a younger mother, hated being pregnant, and was scared of the actual birth coming up. I didn’t have pregnant friends to talk to and I read horror stories when researching that made me not even want to think about what was going to happen to my body. I had no birth plan, had the baby at the hospital because that’s what you did unless you were some hippie (I said I was young and naive right?) and told my husband to get some pics.
*One of my biggest regrets in life – all 3 times*
Of course I was a bit more educated the 2nd and 3rd time around but how could I trust my husband with photos after not learning my lesson the first time (and 2nd)! What photos I have, and there aren’t many, are terrible. He was too distracted with his children being born 😉 . Of course I still love them, but they are awful. I actually have none of the 3rd baby during labor or birth because of how crazy things went! Here’s a couple to compare.
My son’s birth vs a birth I recently shot.
#3 -The best for last 😉
My husband’s cute…but me?!
Why do I regret it so much?
I have taken pictures of everything my whole life. Why not during birth? I have more photos of bringing my dogs home than I do of my kids being born!
I also remember very little of my first being born. I was supposed to be induced at 7 am. They called me that evening and said to come in. I had gotten no sleep the night before. I basically remember that night and the call, getting checked in, waiting, and then everybody in the room to hold my daughter. I can recall some details, but only because of my husband. I was a zombie.
I’m passionate because birth photography tells a story that you might not remember or would otherwise go unnoticed!
I would love to capture your little one’s birth story!