The birth of your child(ren) is a life event and an experience you will only go through a few times in your life at the most. Having the birth documented is something you will not regret. You may, however, regret not having images of these special moments.
A professional birth photographer is experienced in attending birth, has a quiet presence and is unassuming. They stay very much in the background during the labour and after the baby is born are more part of the party while they document the hours after the birth. They take your wishes into account and create tasteful and beautifully edited memories of a very special day.
Being able to look at the photo’s after the birth and see all the different aspects that formed your birth experience allows you to re-live the experience and in some cases re-frame your perspective on what happened that day. It has been proven that this helps, a mother particularly, to process her birth and fill in missing pieces caused by the birth hormones.
Hiring a birth photographer is one thing. But having a professional doula that documents the birth for you is a combination that seamlessly compliments each other. Our doula, Sophie, offers this combination. The camera is always around so she can grab the shot as she see’s it and then she continues with her doula support. After the birth she has more time to document those golden hours. If Sophie is hired as doula & photographer her first priority is always her doula support. Sophie can also be hired for either on their own. Look at Sophie’s website for more details.