Why Birth Photography?

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.

birth photography water birth vs hospital birth#2

birth photographers why they are important#3 -The best for last 😉

birth photography and why you should hire a birth photographerMy 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!

birth and that new baby smellI would love to capture your little one’s birth story!

Hi I'm Melissa!

I'm an introverted, T-shirt wearing, animal loving, nature admiring, lucky wife, mother of 3, photography and birth obsessed lady.