Post # 1
So, we are in love with our photographers. They are extremly tallented and amazing people to work with. And because we are so in love with them we deided we will have them for life! Anniversary pictures, maternity pictures, children’s pictures, and…. labor and delivery pictures? I had head about it once before and was unsure until I saw these pictures and they made me cry. They aren’t by my photographer but they are so tastefully done and yet still express the emotion that is involved in birth. At no point is this woman ever in a bad picture or one she would be ashamed of. If my photographers can do this, I want them there! It is even more important than the day I got married so why wouldn’t I want to document it the best way I know how, flattering and emotional pictures? What do you think? If you were close enough with your photographer and were comfortable enough with them, and trusted them to get GOOD pictures, would you? I know I want to now!
I know, that is a time you want to be with your closest family and a very small number of them. However, I figure, if once there I begin to get overwhelmed and not want them there, I can kick them out! But, I want to be able to look back on some nice pictures of such a momentous time. Rather than the unflattering and embarasing pictures my family will end up taking.
Post # 3
These too are amazing. Seriously. I want this. I am a picture freak and I want to remember the best parts of giving birth to my child in more than just drugged up memories. (Because, I WILLbe drugged up.)
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
I didn’t have any pictures taken when my Dirty Delete 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
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
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
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
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
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
Nope. Too private a moment for anyone but Darling Husband 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
Wow I love that! I would totally do it if Darling Husband would let me, but I assure you he would not. LOL! I do plan on doing newborn shots ASAP though when our time comes 🙂