6 Reasons To Hire A Birth Photographer

Written by: BeHerVillage Team
Posted: May 06, 2024
Whether you’re having your first baby or your fifth, giving birth is one of the most life-changing experiences. There is a whirlwind of emotions, movement, and intimate stillness during a birth, and unfortunately some of those special moments can get lost in the act. Hiring a professional birth photographer can help piece together the entire birth experience to create a cohesive birth story that you can cherish forever.

What is a birth photographer?

A birth photographer specializes in capturing the story of your incredible strength and power in labor, and your baby’s arrival into the world. Unlike regular photographers, birth photographers are trained to work in the sensitive environment of a birth room, ensuring they capture precious moments without intruding on your medical care or privacy. 

What you can expect your birth photographer to do:


Document the journey

Birth photographers capture the key moments from early labor through the first hours of your newborn’s life. 


Maintain professionalism

Birth photographers are skilled in getting great shots while using minimal equipment, staying out of the way of the birth team, and respecting the privacy and space of you and your family.


Technical expertise

Birth photographers are able to take incredible photos with varied lighting conditions and angles, while moving around frequently to catch the most powerful and intimate moments. Even in the unpredictability of a birth room, you’re going to get high-quality images.


Why hire a professional birth photographer?


#1. Capture every moment

Birth is an intense experience and quite frankly when you’re deep in birth, you’re not always looking around and soaking up the moments and details. Because you’re so involved in the act of giving birth, it’s easy to miss the special nuances. A birth photographer can capture the big, intense moments, the small, sweet moments and everything in between– from your partner's hand on your back during a contraction, to your face when you finally get your baby onto your chest.


#2. Professional quality photos

Unlike a casual snapshot from a phone, a professional photographer provides high-quality images that are well-composed and beautifully lit. The photos from your birth will highlight your strength as well as the emotion involved, allowing you to relive and share the day for years to come.


#3. Tell your birth story

Every birth has its story. Hiring a professional photographer will help you tell your birth story through high-quality photos. Not only will these pictures document the events of the day but they will convey the emotions and atmosphere of your birth story.

#4. Letting your partner focus on birth

Often, partners feel the pressure to take photos during birth, which can detract from their ability to support and participate in the birth. Hiring a photographer will let your partner off the hook for being responsible for taking great photos, and allow them to focus on encouraging you during labor and birth.

#5. Discretion and sensitivity


Birth photographers are trained to be discreet and sensitive during some of the most profound and intimate moments of a person’s life. They have an ability to capture beautiful, real moments without being intrusive. They know how to get a great shot while respecting your space and the birth team’s workflow.


#6. Reliving the experience


Because birth can be so emotionally and physically intense, it can be a blur for everyone involved. Having professional photos allow you the ability to relive the experience (with less intensity), to appreciate the moments you might have missed, and to witness your own strength.


Hiring a birth photographer will provide beautiful photos to commemorate one of life's most important days.

These professionals have the skills to capture high-quality images while understanding the nuances of the birth environment, ensuring you receive stunning photos without interruptions. As you prepare for your birth, it’s worthwhile considering hiring a birth photographer to have stunning visual memories of the precious moments surrounding your birth.

Find and fund your photographer with BeHerVillage

Not sure who to hire or what they might cost? Use the BeHerVillage registry guide to see which birth photographers are in your area, and send them a message to see if they’re available and to talk pricing. Put them on your registry to have birth photography be your favorite baby shower gift.

BeHerVillage is helping parents like you get the funds they need for the support they deserve! Are you having a baby and are looking for support? Create a registry for support today and get gifted funds directly into your bank account to pay for your support team. You deserve this.

Are you a birthworker who supports new moms? Use BeHerVillage to help your clients pay for your support. Create your free profile here and you can be the best baby shower gift a mom will ever get!
Category: BeHerVillage Registry Guide , Getting Ready For Your Baby
Tags: birth , newborn photos , birth photography


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