New Trend: Birth Photography

In the world of moms and dads, a new trend has been appearing: Birth photography. While some adults are confused by the idea, stating that “birth isn’t pretty…” Others are raving at the thought.

Why not capture a pivotal moment? If you get the right photographer, you can capture some beautiful moments. Love, trust, fear… Whatever you might experience.

I have a few shots from other photographers I would love to share with you. First, from Lynsey Stone Photography – a woman whose work I admire so much I’m almost jealous!

Take a look at this parking lot birth captured by a hired photographer. Apparently these photos went viral when they were first released, but still… Amazing.

Photo Credit: Emily Robinson http://emilyrobinsonphoto.com/

Photo Credit: Emily Robinson http://emilyrobinsonphoto.com/

http://petapixel.com/2013/05/27/birth-photographer-captures-parking-lot-delivery-on-camera-photos-go-viral/

I had some pictures taken with my last birth, however, even though I had my tripod setup with my preferred camera settings, all of my support team simply forgot to take pictures. Woops! So we had a few pictures from directly afterwards as I held my son against my chest, still comfortably sitting in the birth tub. Little Keagan barely cried after his calm yet intense and speedy entrance into the world. Of course the pictures aren’t flattering, but they capture an amazing moment regardless.

birth-share squishy-baby

 

My favourite part aside from the squishy baby is the amount of dilation in the pupils. Pure adrenalin and oxytocin surge. Not even the four bright, 100 watt light bulbs overhead could cause those pupils to constrict.

Two weeks and four hours later, my nephew was brought into this world in my sister’s home. I was there to photograph the birth for her, though I only had a 50 mm lens and my newborn strapped to me in a moby wrap. I took what I could, but this is one of my favourites of them all:

My brother-in-law holding his third born son. Moments later, the two older sons awoke from their sleep and came to check out the noise of baby Eddy crying.

My brother-in-law holding his third born son. Moments later, the two older sons awoke from their sleep and came to check out the noise of baby Eddy crying.

I have more photos from my sister’s birth, but I will not share them online. They are, however, in my photography portfolio :) I may do a mini post with them at a later date once I sit down with my sister and get the “Okay!”

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