Apparenlty, I've been living under a rock... I hadn't realized, or thought much about, the idea of hiring someone to take photographs of your birthing experience.
My son was born 7 years ago... I purchased a digital camera a week before the big day and nobody knew how to use it... so the pictures I have of the day I became a mommy for the first time aren't... great.
Looking back I wish I would have hired a professional photographer.
Heck, I had about a dozen people in the room anyway... I don't think 1 more person would have made a difference... but I would have had beautiful once in a lifetime moments captured by someone who knew what they were doing. Hindsight, right?
What are your thoughts on birth photography?
Would you hire a stranger to be there on your special day... are you lucky enough to have a family member or friend that is handy with a camera?
If you're a photographer, is this something you would like to do?
Personally, yes... If I were to have another baby, I would seriously consider hiring someone to take professional photos of the birth. I would do my research and I would prefer to get to know them a bit before the big day, though.
As a photographer... yes, I would also love to be able to capture those moments for someone else.
With a regular 9-5 job, though... I don't think I'd be able to make the jump to birth photography... since mother nature doesn't always stick to OUR schedules, right!?