(Closed) Photographer at baby's birth?!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t think I would.   About ten years ago I saw photo of my cousin giving birth to her son.  It was taken just as he was getting his belly out of her hooha.   I nearly vomited.

But each their own.

Post # 4
3878 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I definitely couldn’t do it. I think it’s a little intrusive as it’s a very personal moment. Family members with cameras, okay. Professionals with cameras while I’m giving birth, ew no way. And heaven forbid, but what if something went wrong? But if you guys are into it, go for it!

Post # 5
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I have to agree with holly.  It’s a very personal moment which in my opinion should only be between you, your partner and the doctors.  Pictures after the event are fine but I have no interest in seeing my lil spawn creating an Aliens moment with my lady bits.

Post # 6
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a friend who did it and apparently it’s a thing now. I just find it creepy and wierd and I personally wouldn’t do it. But if you and your husband want to go ahead.

Post # 7
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


Post # 8
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a friend who recently had a baby do it for her water birth.  The pics weren’t that bad b/c they were B&W.  But the baby was born with a lot of baby acne so they asked us to help them photoshop the pimples out of his solo pics b/c they were embarrased to show the pics to family.  

I know some people are all for it but I HATE if anyone takes pics of me w’o makeup so I can only imagine HOW horrible I’d look giving birth.  Yucky!

Post # 9
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Um, no.  Considering I don’t want anyone but DH with me in the delivery room (other than doctors and nurses of course), why on earth would I want a complete stranger taking pictures of me in our most personal moments?

Post # 10
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Never.  That will be a private moment between me and my husband (and whatever necessary medical professionals).

Post # 11
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve seen some disturbing pictures (posted on Facebook no less!) of this kind of thing. And the mothers always look just wrecked after that experience. 

Post # 12
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My first thought is HELL TO THE NO!  But, I have seen some very tastefully well done photos.  Part of me feels like the birth of a child is a private, precious moment.  Another part of me feels like it would be nice to document that very special time in photos (not photos of my hoo-hah, but photos of the experience in general).  Now that I’m almost 22 weeks pregnant, it is an issue that I’m kind of going back and forth on.  At first I wasn’t open to the idea at all, but after seeing some other Bees who posted their birth photos I’m at least going to keep an open mind and consider doing it.  The ones I’ve seen on here are not creepy, graphic, or distasteful at all, so maybe that helps make it seem less gross to me.  And no, there’s no way in hell I’d post them all over facebook for the world to see.  I was thinking it would be something we put in an album or a baby book or keep for ourselves or our children.

Post # 13
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I STILL wish we would’ve had birth photography done and DD is 7 1/2 months! The photographer friend of my MW that was supposed to come ended up with a stomach bug that day. =(

As the days pass it’s REALLY easy to forget about the birth experience so having “documentation” is so nice! I hardly remember DS’s birth and had to get my face sheet from my MW to really remember DD’s.

Next time there is no way I’m not having it done!

Post # 14
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

no way! that’s just weird.

Post # 15
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Just… no.

Post # 16
4800 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with bees who want it to be a private moment. My cousin had this done, and the pictures were quite tasteful and beautiful, but it’s just not for me. Once baby and I are cleaned up a bit we can take plenty of pictures to remember that day and meeting our child for the first time…but I really have no need to remember the actual labor and pushing, I think I’d rather forget that part!

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