(Closed) Labor and Delivery Photography?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you have a photographer?

    Hell no! I don't want ANYBODY else there aside from family.

    Yeah! That is so cool! I want to remember the good parts!

    Possibly... Depends on if I can find the right person.

    I don't think my family would go for that even if I would.

  • Post # 4
    5571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When I opened this thread I was thinking “100% heck no!!” but now I don’t know! Those pictures are beautiful and we feel the same way about our wedding photographer. She is going to be ours for everything forever!! I’m just not sure. I know for sure that we want to have brand newborn pictures done ASAP after birth but I’ll have to thing about L&D pictures some more!


    Post # 5
    3240 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It wouldn’t be for me. Not everything needs to be documented, and to me giving birth is one of those moments that I do not need pictures of to remember. Pictures after the delivery with a cute baby, sure, absolutely. Not so much for the process before and during.

    Post # 6
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m all for photography in the hospital and once the baby is born, but I know that at our L&D photography during actual pushing is not allowed.

    Post # 7
    2017 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My family and my husband took pictures of the babies after they were born, while the cord was cut, all of us holding the baby, etc.  Oh, and maybe a first breasfeeding shot (boob covered). But that’s it. Nothing during labor and the actual delivery.  For me, that would be traumatic to look at afterwards:)

    Post # 8
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would so do this.. I think the photog you found for these are wonderful. And it’s a great thing to document.. just like the wedding day, there’s so much forgotten over the years & being able to go back to that moment in picutres would be so great!

    We’re doing a home birth this time round and we have quite a few photog friends so I might have to invite one over =)

    Post # 9
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t have any pictures taken when my DD was born. We actually forgot the camera in the car because she was in such a hurry to be born. She was maybe 30 minutes old when her first picture was taken.

    For the next birth (not pregnant/TTC though) I really want every minute videotaped and photographed. A friend of mine might actually draw the birth. She’s an amazing artist and I just love the idea of a drawn birth picture.

    Post # 10
    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Honestly, I’m not impressed with the links you posted and I can’t imagine paying someone to take them. My friend could handle taking very similar pictures with a digital point and shoot.

    Post # 11
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would not want a professional photog there until after the baby was born. It just feels too intrusive. I would like some pics taken by my husband but not my anyone else

    Post # 12
    5540 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Oh wow, no. I LOVE the sweet newborn pictures people take, but I have NO desire to have that kind of thing documented like that. Plus, there are already a lot of people in the room, who needs one more semi-stranger in there?!?! 

    Post # 13
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My SIL is a photographer, so if I were to have a baby (not planning on it) then I wouldn’t mind her being there and taking pics. But no one else

    Post # 14
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love my photographer, but I dont know that we’d ever become THAT close; enough for this kind of documenting! Dont get me wrong I love these as well! =) Maybe if the photographer was a close sister or friend or sister of mine or FI’s.

    Post # 15
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Nope. Too private a moment for anyone but DH to be there. He will be the only person with a camera and photos will only be taken once the birth is over and I’m covered up again to my satisfaction.

    Post # 16
    10844 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Wow I love that! I would totally do it if DH would let me, but I assure you he would not. LOL! I do plan on doing newborn shots ASAP though when our time comes 🙂

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