Photography Tips for Your Baby’s Birth

Photography Tips for Your Baby's Birth

by Alison Bucalo
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Birth photography is becoming popular as more families are choosing to capture their baby’s birth story. Madge the Vag sits down with NYC based birth photographer, Heather White, for some photography tips.

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Birth photography is more than just pictures. By photographing your baby’s birth, you are documenting their entrance into the world and one of the most important moments in your life. So, what is snapping your snatch really like?

Some of the most important moments happen before baby is born, so the birth photographer may come a few hours before the baby arrives. Active labor is worth documenting and is often the time moms are too busy or in too much pain to remember what happened. So, get those cameras ready! Yes, anyone can take a picture but you may want to consider hiring a professional. Professional photographers are great at staying out of the way and let families focus on mom and baby.

Some things to consider: generally, birth photographers document natural, vaginal births. Not out of preference, but because only one person is allowed in the delivery room when a c-section is taking place.

Wondering about photoshopping your pictures? Heather says forget it. It’s about the beauty of the moment, not making the moment beautiful. Now, that’s some good advice.

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