Think of the magnificence of a photo of you just a minute after birth! It is enthralling, provides special connection, and deep respect to parents. As a mother/couple, that image is all that your kids need when they grow up. You can always look at it for hope, courage, inspiration, and thrill when you remember the long journey of pregnancy. To make that moment more magnificent, it is prudent to select the right photographer. However, this can be a big problem especially if you start looking in the late months of pregnancy when you are very tired. Start thinking of it the moment you conceive.
The following are the most important things you should consider when hiring a birth photographer.
(i) Look for a very respectful person
Pregnancy and birth process is a very personal thing. In fact, it is a life-giving holy process that must be treated as such. The person you allow to get this close to taking that lovely photo of your baby immediately after birth must be very respectful. This respect should be demonstrated from the first moment you contract him. Often, the delivery room can become very tense as the baby arrives and your photographer must be courteous, understanding, and compassionate. Besides, the photographer should demonstrate utmost confidentiality with all the images and details collected from the delivery room.
(ii) The photographer should have the right tools at all times
Just like a wedding, the image of the baby at birth cannot be repeated. Therefore, there is no room left for mistakes. To deliver top results, the photographer must have the right tools at all times. For example, he needs a strong camera with good image stabilization capability so that every photo is clear and captures every detail. Insist on seeing the camera, stands, dolls such as a teddy bear puppy, and other items that the photographer uses to make photos enthralling.
(iii) Availability at short notice
Many are the times when the moment for delivery cannot be predicted. Well, you can predict the due date, but not the hour unless if deliveries is through C-section. Because of this, your photographer should be very flexible and capable of showing up at your hospital within minutes. Whether it is in the middle of the night or early morning, the photographer must be available on the first call. This demands a lot of commitment and sacrifice on the part of the photographer.
(iv) Vast experience in similar photography
While ordinary photography is easy to predict because most contingencies are known, birth photography is different. Things can change within seconds. For example, a mother who had planned for normal delivery might find herself in a C-section theater because of last minute complications. These unpredictable circumstances demand that the photographer you select is well versed. Inquire from him/her to confirm that he has covered similar deliveries in the past.
Do not let the magnificent moment when the bundle of joy comes to the world be forgotten. Get the right photographer to capture the moment and your family bond will always grow stronger when the mom, dad, and son/daughter look at the photos. Remember to always use your favorite toys, teddy bear puppy and others to spruce up your maternity bed and even at home for a greater thrill.