Considering a Birth Photographer, but you unsure about the process and what all it entails or your husband is against the idea…
This post will hopefully answer all your questions and by the end, you will be able to make a more informed decision whether you would want a birth photographer or not.
Why do I need a birth Photographer?
There are so many reasons, but to name a few;
– Memories: There is nothing better than looking back at your photo’s of the day your precious baby was born.
– Details: I am able to capture the behind the scenes details that you might miss. The eagerly awaiting grandparents, the loving touch of your partner and most of all the look of love and awe as you meet your baby for the first time.
– Spouse: Can concentrate on you and not worry & focus on taking pictures which could result in very special moments missed.
Due to the nature of birth being very intimate. How much privacy do we get?
My interaction is very limited due to the fact that this is such an intimate time. Natural Birth:
What is your interaction in the theatre (C-Sections)?
I have very strict procedures that I need to follow in theatre, where I can stand, what I may photograph etc so I have little to no interaction with mom and dad in theatre.
What if something goes wrong?
If something goes wrong during the birth, I will leave the labor room/theatre until the doctor advises that I can return.
What happens after
baby is born?
Once we are done in theatre, I will go with dad and if the hospital / he allows me to take the intimate skin to skin pictures I will be there for that and for the weighing etc. Then I wait for mom to come out of recovery and once you are back in your room ill capture the moments when you hold your baby for the first time and if requested some pictures of you breastfeeding him/her for the first time. Please note that the breastfeeding images are still very private and do not expose you in any way.
Are you registered with the appropriate birth photography associations?
When can I expect the images?
I usually try to send one or two sneak peeks to mom & dad within the first 24 hours so that they have something to send to friends and family & share on social media should they wish. The completed pictures will be sent within 2 weeks from the shoot date.
What if you are unavailable or sick on the day of the birth?
I always have a backup photographer that will be available to take my place on the day of the birth so you will never be without images.
Why should I hire you as my birth Photographer?
If someone is passionate about something, it will show in their eyes & their work. I am extremely passionate about birth photography. When I talk about it I get goosebumps. A wedding is beautiful, but a birth to me is absolutely breathtaking.
How early should I book you?
As soon as possible. I like to build a relationship with my clients and walk the journey with you! I want to know about all the scans and see those bump pics!
Got more questions?
Do you have some more questions that I have not covered? Please feel free to get in touch with me here and ill get back to you.
Need some more convincing? Here are some testimonials from clients that have booked me to capture their birth story.
So many precious moments tend to get missed on this special day because everything happens so fast.
Being able to look back now on the amazing moments Tarryn was able to capture brings tears to my eyes.
Tarryn was not only friendly and professional but went the extra mile. We couldn’t be happier.
I would highly recommend Tarryn Jordaan Photography to capture your birth story.
The moment when you become a father is a very special but its over before you know it. I honestly don’t have the slightest regret having Tarryn there to capture the birth of our Son.
Tarryn’s birth photography is NOTHING like wedding photos.
It was not invasive and we did not feel distracted from the experience at all – we didn’t even notice that she was there. The photos came out amazing and I can’t actually put a value on the photos that we now have to keep and to look back on.