Having a baby is one of the most amazing, memorable experiences you will ever encounter. It goes without saying that it’s one you will never forget. However, there is nothing like having the whole earth-shattering experience recorded in a loving, professional way that gives you the gift of re-living the smallest details over and over again.
Even the most calm and perfect birth requires 110% of your concentration. It requires the loving attentiveness of your partner, and the complete dedication of your birthing staff. I can’t imagine any mom with the wherewithal to stop and take a selfie in the middle of giving birth, and even if she did- would the angle be most flattering? Would the lighting reflect her glow, just so? Between hormones, endorphins, and sleep deprivation, you have to admit- if there ever was a time to trust your image to a pro, this would be it. Lighting can be tricky, in birth situations and only a pro can be prepared for complicated lighting situations that can make or break your baby’s first photo-shoot.
By hiring a professional photographer to capture your birth experience, you are gifting yourself a documented timeline that you can experience over and over again. Being able to share your child’s birth with them as they get older can renew the joy, and create bonding scenarios worthy of becoming a yearly birthday tradition.
You, as the mother, have been tasked with the most difficult job- and all of your energy is focused on delivering your healthy baby. An attentive photographer will know that her focus is to see all the amazing things that you can’t, such as siblings arriving, dad’s worried attention on you, the love in his eyes and the joy on his face when he first meets your little miracle. Having attended and photographed previous births, your photographer knows how to go with the flow, and how to be where she needs to be, when she needs to be there.
Let’s talk about after you have the baby. You’re home, recovering, and the last thing you want to do between caring for your baby and trying to feel human again, is to cull through tons of photographs, edit and resize, and upload to share with your extended family. If you have had a previous baby, you know how persistent family and friends can be about pictures! Today’s photographers create an online gallery of your highlight images and may even share the link on your social media, with your permission. After sending along the password to your private gallery, you can catch a rare nap while your family is happily clicking away and oohing and aahing over your birth and baby.
If you are considering a Salem birth photographer, I invite you to contact me so that we can share birth experiences, get to know one another, and prepare a plan to document this momentous and beautiful occasion in your life so that you can enjoy every last gorgeous detail, over and over again.