Top 10: Why Hire a Birth Photographer?

Top 10 reasons to hire a professional birth photographer

Quality – a good birth photographer will be able to get images that are not out of focus or blurry from movement. Even in the most challenging lighting!
• A good birth photographer will use the photos to tell the whole story, not just a few snapshots after the birth.
SLC-BirthCenter-BirthPhotography-6• Those with her for the birth will be able to focus on supporting mom throughout labor and afterwards.
• After the baby is born, you won’t need to worry about sorting through photos, deleting the bad ones, or editing the photos – a professional birth photographer will do all that for you and deliver a finished product so you can focus on bonding with your newborn.
• A birth photographer can capture moments you might miss, like grandmas in the waiting room, siblings trying to sneak a peek into the birth room, etc.
• This baby, this birth will only happen once, and there are no do-overs. You won’t get caught up in the intensity of the experience and forget to take any photos. The photographer has it covered.
Newborn babies change incredibly fast! By the second day, they already look different. Don’t let that first day look fade in your memory.
• You see your birth from a different perspective. Sometimes women get very inwardly focused in labor, and seeing the photos later can help them know the big picture.
• As your baby grows, you will be able to show your baby the story of their birth day. They will be able to see for themselves the love in their parent’s eyes, grandma’s excited tears, and the hesitant touch of older siblings.
• And finally, the entire family and birth team can be in the photos. Proof that they were there, and proof that they were involved. I love this collaborative slideshow that includes some of my own photos and focuses on family members providing loving support to the laboring mom:

by Andrea Lythgoe