Why Hire a Birth Photographer?

Dad supporting Mom during birth at hospital in Tampa

Why hire a birth photographer? Imagine dreaming of having 2, 3, 4 or even 5 kids! And then finding out you have secondary infertility… and that your first baby might be your only baby.

Well, 5 miscarriages later, and still dreaming of adding to our family but coming to terms that this may be the end of our road. I sit here feeling as though I may have missed out on my only chance to document one of the most incredible moments of my life. I wish I had hired a birth photographer.

I wish that I had those memories to look back on. As the years pass, the memory of Noah’s birth story and all of the details continue to fade, becoming foggier and foggier.

The birth of your baby is one of the most memorable experiences of your life. As women, we often do not get to focus on what is going on around us and these memories can fade away so quickly.

As birth photography continues to grow, many people question why anyone would want to invite a total stranger to be a part of documenting their birth story.

Mom has contraction during birth in Annapolis, MD at AAMC

So why hire a birth photographer?

1. Tell YOUR birth story.

Birth Photography is not just capturing your baby coming out. It’s about documenting your journey into parenthood. From the anticipation of baby’s arrival to the support, you received to the exact moment you FINALLY get to hold your baby. It’s about documenting those raw and real moments for a story that will get told time and time again.

Mom during birth with her support team as she pushes in Annapolis, MD at Special beginnings birth center

2. Be present in the moment.

Instead of trusting a family member or partner to take pictures, let them be present in the moment with you. Allow them to take it all in and support you through the process. This is one day you never get back and hiring a birth photographer will ensure that not a single moment is missed. Your support team can solely focus on YOU.

Dads supporting moms during birth in Tampa, FL

3. A gallery that will transport you back in time.

As mamas, we are so connected with our own bodies during birth that we have no idea what’s going. Birth photography provides you with a full visual story so that you have the ability to be transported back in time to cherish these moments time and time again. From the small details to BIG moments.

I remember shortly after giving birth seeing something online about a woman being handed a mirror to witness her child enter this world. I thought how amazing is that. I told my husband about this and he said, “Babe, they asked you if you wanted a mirror and you said, ‘I don’t want to see that crap!’.” I legit have no memories of this and it saddens me.

Birth details at Tampa General Hospital

4. Visual memories you can pass along.

As your little one grows and is old enough to understand, you can share with them just how much strength and courage you had on their birthday! You’ll be able to share images of all the emotions that led up to his/her arrival earthside. The strength you had, the tears that were shed, and the pure joy of holding him/her for the first time. You’ll be able to share the pure love that your family had when they meet him/her for the first time. And all of their precious first memories here on earth.

Family meeting new baby after birth in Tampa, Florida

5. An experience that’s worth it.

Having a baby is HUGE when it comes to finances. I am here to help you with that! I offer payment plans, and we can even add it to your registry! But when I say “an experience that is the worth it”, I mean it!

I am committed and dedicated to you every step of the way. Whether you have a 5-hour labor or a 2-day labor, my goal is to make sure you feel supported and that you trust me to document your WHOLE story.

Here’s what a past client said, “There’s literally nothing that stopped you from leaving 10 or even 8 hours into the most hellish birth ever. Yet you stayed. You photographed and documented but above all? You cheered me on, you supported me. From fetching items to helping me get comfortable to… God the unnamable things you did without being asked not ONCE. Documenting our story was originally your drive but I came to see you as a great friend and team member in one of the most intimate and important times of my life. We overshot your longest birth by sooooo many hours but you never gave in or got grumpy or stood back. You were there, sleeves rolled back, helping me pull this child earthside. Your talent has always blown me away but I see not that it’s your heart and soul and empathy that truly are your greatest assets.”

Brand New baby born birth center in Lutz, Florida

Every birth story is unique and YOURS deserves to be told. Reach out today to learn more about birth photography services. 

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