Post # 1
Anyone else share the oppion that having a professional photographer document your childbirth is freakin weird?
I think its weird. Maybe I’m weird but honestly speaking I wouldn’t allow anyone in the room with me except DH.
Post # 3
Agreed. I wouldn’t even want my mum there let alone a complete stranger, with a frikken camera! Eeew.
has someone done this?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
WOW yeah this would not be for me. To each their own I suppose, but me personally… I don’t even want the man I’m marrying looking at my childbirthing business! He can stand by me and hear me shriek into his ear and crunch bones in his hand while all that nonsense is going on below.
Post # 5
I understand the point in documenting a beautiful part of life, but… the best thing is, birth is not beautiful. I’d never have a photographer at a birth.
Post # 6
Not my cup of tea. Last thing I wanted was someone snapping photos of me pushing a watermelon our of a lemon sized hole lol.. Probably wasn’t my most appealing moment.
Post # 7
I’ve seen it done beautifully (i.e no graphic shots) but I don’t think I would have been okay with it…I was a hot mess during my L&D, lol.
And anyway I know a lot of hospitals (mine included) don’t allow photos or video to be taken during L&D, only after (well they might have let us do it during labor, but definitely not delivery–my FIL took a photo of the contraction moniter, lol).
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’ve seen it done really well, but I still think it’s weird… for some reason, I feel like it’s less weird with home births, btu still…
the photographers can come after the baby is born.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
This came up on the bee just a couple weeks ago. I think people have become a bit obsessed with professional documentation of every thing under the sun. I’m with you on a newborn session. I would not want a professional photographer in the delivery room.
The thread from a couple weeks ago: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/photographer-at-babys-birth
Post # 10
my co-worker’s SIL is a professional photographer so she had her take pictures of the baby once LO was already out and on the warmer. that i could understand. they took cute pictures with the baby’s weight and dad holding the baby for the first time, etc.
but not all people view births as a private or intimate event. i’ve been to WAY too many deliveries where it feels like there is a freaking block party in the room and someone has a video camera all up in there. too much.
Post # 12
Bump pics and newborn studio sessions are one thing, birth photos? Just ewwwwwww!!!!!!!
Post # 15
No no no! A bee had a birth photographer and it was AMAZING. It was so beautiful, touching, and tastefully done. I imagine it depends on who you are working with- but this photographer captured all of the emotions and nothing you would not want to see at all! I would love it with the right photographer. The pictures were seriously beautiful.
Post # 16
I’d post the link to the birth I photographed here but it would probably violate the self promotion rules, but if you want to see a birth documented you can go to my website and look up “Kate.” To be honest I think some of you are pretty judgmental about this. I don’t do maternity photos, newborns, or really even kids. But a birth is a pretty intense event, and telling the story of it in a beautiful way is a noble thing. It’s not weird. It’s not a photographer standing over the shoulder of the doctor photographing close-ups. It’s not about bodily fluids or portraying your subjects in a negative way. It’s all about the emotion and being there to capture moments in an artistic manner. Beats people doing it with point and shoots and iPhones which absolutely will happen if a real photographer isn’t there. If people want to document something in their lives who cares?