Why Birth Photography
Why birth photography? Because it’s not just birth photography…
As a Waco Photographer I shot my first birth when I was maybe 19 and that first birth rocked my world. The best way I could explain my experience was that I could feel the shift. I could literally feel the atmostphere change. If joy was tangible, that was it.
Over my career in the birth world, I’ve learned a thing or two. It’s definitely grown my passion immensly. Being invited into someones birth space, is sacred. It’s the most vulnerable time in a womens life. The pain can be shattering one minute and completely forgotten the next. It’s a family growing, it’s the beauty of life.
I’ve learned over my years as a birth worker that not every birth is a triumph. Some births are traumatic, sometimes a woman has everything taken away. Her plans and wishes, completely disregarded at the mercy of someone else.
I’ve learned that…
Not all who deliver, love to deliver. Some its just a paycheck. Some it’s a true calling they yearn for and they love making a difference for their patients.
To use my voice when my clients lose some of theirs, that over anything is why I love this career so much.
I advocate because…
The VBAC who didn’t think she could do it, who was told her body couldn’t handle it, that her body wasn’t made for it. Did it.
The Cescarean who lost a chunk of time, documentation was the only thing she could hold on to. That made sense and completed the biggest day of her life. It helped process and helped heal.
Becoming a parent, your world stands still, and that deserves preservation.
It’s a transformation, such a beautiful one and that is why it matters. That is why it’s worth it.