One of the many challenges of birth sessions is getting enough good shots that tell the complete story of the day, mainly because your window of opportunity can be very small. But check out some of the great “non-action” shots that Kylee Ann Photography comes up with here in this beautifully done birth session if you need some extra inspiration!
There are a number of factors that make birth sessions hard for photographers (including lack of sleep in this case), it’s just not an easy session to pull off. But this birth story from Bonnie Hussey Photography is nearly perfection!
From Bonnie Hussey Photography:
This was the first time I’ve documented a birth story where the parents are first time parents. I got a call around 11 pm from mom letting me know she wasn’t feeling well and she was going to go to Labor & Delivery to make sure everything was ok. I got another call around 2 am letting me know she was being admitted and I got “THE CALL” around 3:30 am letting me know she was about 4 cm dilated. That was my cue to get ready and head to the hospital. I already had my battery charged and cards ready to go, so I just had to double check to make sure I had everything.
Watching a couple become parents for the first time was absolutely incredible.
Birth sessions can be tricky to pull off – basically you are in everyone’s way for almost the entire time you are there, things can quickly become “scary”, and it is hard to find the right positions so that you’re capturing enough detail without the images becoming untactful. Despite the challenges, Maddie B Photography, delivers (pun intended) a beautiful and well-told story of the birth of little Colton!
Now that is dedication! Getting up at 2:30am to shoot a birth session! Some great advice at the end of the article for those who are thinking about trying a birth session. 1) Remember that you are a spectator! Don’t be in the way! 2) Know your angles ahead of time and where you need to be to get appropriate pictures.