Birth Photographers?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Birth Photographers?
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 12:19pm
When you go into labor, who do you call? Your doctor, your husband, your doula, and now your photographer? Yes, that's right -- more and more parents are hiring pros to capture the once-in-a-lifetime event of childbirth in all of its pain and glory, according to The New York Times. Answering the call are an increasing number of photographers specializing in shooting labor and delivery. While many hospitals have rules banning photos and videos in the delivery room, many aren't opposed to still photography. So if you don't mind being, er, exposed, you can get some one-of-a-kind professional quality pictures of your baby's first beautiful moments.The Biggest Pregnancy Trends of 2012-

How do you feel about pictures being taken in the delivery room? Would you ever as a person to be in the room specifically for photography purposes?

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 11:59am

No way. I don't think I want to have pictures of the awful faces I'm making during labor.  I'm not planning on filming it or taking pictures until after the baby is born.  I'm not sure how the hospitals in my area would even react to a birth photographer, I've never heard of anything like that in my area. I'd be fine with a picture that my husband took just after birth even if the baby isn't cleaned up yet, that would be fine.  I don't need super exposed pictures taken especially by a stranger.


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Registered: 02-13-2011
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 10:05am

dina, i couldn't agree more!


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