Are you often met with looks of wonder and curiosity when you mention you are considering birth photography? There is a misconception about birth photography (okay, there are MANY...) that the images are focused mostly on baby's actual birth.
The Day your baby is born is full of moments...
One of my goals as a birth photographer is to capture the whole story on your baby's birthday. The day your baby is born is full of moments, glances, connections, details and elements that are unique to your story. I hope to capture as many of those as I can so when your baby (ok, she'll likely be a toddler or young child) asks about the day she was born, you will have beautiful images to show her too.
Those Moments make your baby's birth story...
So yes, you will have some beautiful images from the moment your baby is born, but the other moments? I will capture those too.
12 Moments you can tell her about when she asks to hear her birth story...
Birth takes time. How you moved through rushes, who surrounded you, the setting - it's all part of the story.
Behind the scenes - what was everyone one else up to?
The love, the laughter, the looks and the admiration...
The support and the LIGHT!
Words whispered and moments between family members.
Expressions when your family members first saw baby.
Moments of calm and quiet.
The details of how and what role the smartphone played at your birth.
The moments with siblings.
Who surrounded baby and held her.
Early latches and cuddles with siblings.
You take care of each other. I will take care of the photos. (I really mean that!) I will be the fly on the wall while your family's birth story unfolds to capture all the little nuances, moments and details. I arrive once you are in active labour and will stay 1-2 hours after baby has arrived so you will have the whole story in photos. You can answer her questions about the day she was born and include all these seemingly small details that make up the memories you will treasure for years to come.
If you are curious about birth photography in Ottawa Gatineau or if you are looking for photos of your baby's early days, Breathe In Photography also offers "New Here" sessions which take place within the first 48 hours of birth during daylight hours. They are another opportunity to capture many early moments.