Why Birth Photography?

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[vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ back_color=”color-xsdn” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ shadow=”std”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ align_medium=”align_center_tablet” medium_width=”0″ align_mobile=”align_center_mobile” mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_custom_heading auto_text=”yes” heading_semantic=”h1″ text_size=”h1″ text_space=”fontspace-210350″ text_font=”font-377884″ text_weight=”100″ text_transform=”uppercase” separator=”under” separator_color=”yes” mobile_visibility=”yes” subheading=”AUGUST 26, 2019″][/vc_custom_heading][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h1″ text_size=”h1″ text_font=”font-377884″ text_weight=”100″ text_transform=”uppercase” separator=”under” separator_color=”yes” desktop_visibility=”yes” medium_visibility=”yes” subheading=”AUGUST 26, 2019″]Why Birth Photography?[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Are you considering hiring a birth photographer? Or maybe this idea is a totally new concept to you? There are a lot of great reasons to invite an experienced birth photographer to be part of your birth team. 

Let’s be honest, there is A LOT that goes on during birth. So much change, sometimes so quickly. Maybe you will find yourself in “labor land”, not totally aware of your surroundings because you are focusing on trying to get through each and every exact moment. 

Are you or your partner going to whip out the iphone or camera to capture this experience? Would you want to? Want your partner to? Birth is one of those times in our lives that we need to be wholly and truly present in the moment. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image media=”170″ caption=”yes” media_width_percent=”100″ media_ratio=”three-two” alignment=”center” border=”yes” shadow=”yes” shadow_weight=”xs” lbox_caption=”yes” lbox_social=”yes” lbox_deep=”yes” lbox_no_arrows=”yes”][vc_column_text]Being present with yourself during birth is one reason some people hire a birth photographer. This choice allows you to lift a weight from your shoulders; allows you to focus on the momentous task at hand of bringing life into the world. It is so easy for those details of the day to slip from our minds; how wonderful it would be to have them captured forever. You are choosing to bring an artist into the room to document a life changing day. These moments cannot be recreated. 

When I gave birth to my first child, there were so many things that did not go as planned. In reflecting on my experience, I realize that there were several things I did to help me process the emotions. I wrote down my birth story, I wrote notes to my daughter in the weeks following birth, and I looked at the photos from my birth. Going through these important motions helped me put together the story of my birth in my head and my heart. It helped me navigate this totally new and overwhelming space of motherhood. The photos I have from the birth of my two children are priceless to me. 

Who you choose to have in your birth space is important. I believe it is so important to spend time considering the environment which will be the most supportive and nurturing for you; after all, this is your birth and your birth space. 

You know yourself best. If you are expecting and haven’t had the time to do so yet, I recommend sitting down and being honest about what, and who, you want to be with you during your birth.  Pregnancy, birth, and parenthood can come with so many different emotions. Birth photography can be one tool you have to help navigate this space emotionally. 

And finally, if you do decide to have a birth photographer as part of your birth team, I hope you find someone who makes you feel truly supported. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and find that photographer who is the right match for you. [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”368″ media_width_percent=”100″ border=”yes” shadow=”yes” shadow_weight=”sm”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”157″ media_width_percent=”100″ border=”yes” shadow=”yes” shadow_weight=”sm”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_button button_color=”color-167478″ size=”btn-lg” border_animation=”btn-ripple-out” hover_fx=”full-colored” border_width=”0″ link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fapriltrettel.com%2Fcontact%2F|title:Contact||”]Get in Touch[/vc_button][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]