The Powerful Importance of Birth Photography

Oct 27, 2021 | Birth | 1 comment

If you, or someone you love has ever given birth, you know the importance of birth photography services.

Whether it’s due to the fact that you got to have your birth photographed, or you ache because you know how much it would have been to you during your birth. If you are planning to give birth, this article will help you understand the importance it serves in the healing and processing after birth. Below are some reasons birth photography is important.

  • Birth Photography provides you with the ability to freeze time during your biggest and even most challenging moments in life. Babies change quickly and so does your body. Life moves fast, so save every moment you can, especially these ones.
  • Sometimes important people in your life cannot attend your birth. Whether it be a partner deployed, or a limit on space or needing privacy in person. Having these photos can help tell the story to the people not able to be present for your birth.
  • Pets. Our beloved furry babies sometimes play important roles in our birth stories, so capturing their role is always a beautiful thing. Especially if they are no longer with you, you will have the photos to look back on.
  • The little moments.
  • You can re-watch the actual moment your child came to life. Forever.
  • You will never forget the details. The pink and purple sky for example here.
  • Your team. Sometimes you meet nurses or people you never expect to meet, and just as quickly they disappear. Having moments captured of them during your labor or delivery are special, and important parts of your story.
  • Loss. With birth, there is loss. Not all pregnancies result in bringing home your baby. 1 in 4 pregnancies result in loss. Remembrance photography is absolutely pivotal to the healing process and journey after miscarriage or infant loss.
  • Emotions. So many emotions are felt when in labor, delivery and postpartum. Happiness, joy, discomfort, fear, love, sadness, overwhelmed, pain and much, much more. ALL of it captured for you to look back on to process afterwards.
  • Loved Ones Present. Having images of the people close to you documented in your birth story is super important. You never know how long you have with someone, and your relationship to the people present says a lot. Having photos of them at this pivotal moment in your life is so special and meaningful.
  • Details. The tiny little things that change quickly. The freshness of it, the rawness and everything real. The tiny parts of them, to the incredible parts of you.
  • Memory. Sometimes when people go through certain things in life, they disassociate, or cannot recall certain details. Birth Photography helps you remember everything. Piece it all together, see your story unfold from an outside view. Dad napping on the floor, or your toddler helping to fill the tub. Sometimes things happen when you’re not in the room, so having your photographer bounce around telling all parts of the story, is so special and important to telling a whole story visually, and wonderful for when you look back and process things after.

1 Comment

  1. Lindsey Eden

    This is such a phenomenal article and I love that you have included factors of birth photography that are important but not what people ‘typically’ think of. So inclusive.

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