Posted on April 1, 2016
As a Seattle birth photographer, I can honestly say that birth photography is all about the story. We capture so many moments and feelings, from fear, to excitement, nervousness, elation, worry, and love. My job is to capture all these small details. Details that you would otherwise have forgotten, or missed entirely. When you and your spouse/significant other are focused on the laboring and birthing process, I will be there to ensure that the small moments are captured. As a fly on the wall, I carefully plan each photo, waiting for the perfect time to click the shutter. Your baby’s first photos will be clear and in focus–dad’s hands will likely be shaking from the emotions flooding through him. Often there are things you would have liked to be photographed, but in the blur of post-birth happenings, so many moments become missed opportunities for photos.
A few months ago, I had the extreme honor and pleasure to witness the birth of Nova–a beautiful, long awaited and desired, SURPRISE baby girl! Up until the very end, we were wondering if this sweet baby would be a He or a She. Look carefully in one of the photos, and you will notice a clue. As soon as I saw this detail, I knew I had to include it in this mother’s birth story.
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