Hire a Friend or Professional Birth Photographer? | Spokane Birth Photography

The day your baby is born, your life changes. Forever. This day is just as important as your wedding day! And you likely invested in a professional photographer to capture those special moments. My clients have described the day they gave birth as “Life-changing,” “The hardest thing I have ever done, and of which I am the proudest,” “One of the most important days in our lives. It bonded my husband and I in a new way.”

 

No iPhone image can do justice this special day for your family; this is a day to be documented for you by a professional.

 

I often hear, “We’re really interested in birth photography… but we might just have a friend take photos to save money.” Or, “My husband doesn’t get why he can’t just snap a few shots between the birth…”

 

With permission, my clients have allowed me to share a few of the photos that were taken by family/friends at the same births that I attended as their professional Birth Photographer and/or Doula. Thank you to each family for trusting me to be a part of your birth, and for allowing me to share these images in the hope of illustrating the value of hiring a professional birth photographer. If you haven’t already done so, please read my post on Five Reasons to Hire a Birth Photographer: “A birth photographer is trained and experienced in how to capture the best-possible images for you; from choosing the right angles, to the lighting, to capturing all the small details, as well as all the time it takes to edit and compile your birth story, a professional birth photographer is equipped with the necessary tools it takes to beautifully capture your birth.”

 

I am truly passionate about my job; I invest my heart and soul into my photography. I am beyond honored each time a family entrusts me to capture their birth story.

 

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One of my favorite images to capture postpartum is the first embrace between dad and baby. The last thing a mother wants to do right after giving birth is making sure that moment is documented; often, by herself! I anticipate this important moment, and I intentionally capture it from multiple angles.

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Families often like to have their birth space low-lit, which means potentially difficult lighting situations. This is why I have invested in equipment that is made especially for low-light situations.  Camera flashes are not recommended around newborns due to potential eyesight damage, but I use a professional flash, which allows me to “bounce” my light source without causing distraction to a laboring mother, and without any risk to a baby’s eyes. Even in dimly lit situations, I am experienced and prepared to capture your birth story without disturbing the peace of you birth space.

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After baby is born, parents are often eager to share with the world the news of their new arrival. The easiest way to do this is by snapping a quick phone image, and uploading it to Facebook. With this in mind, each of my birth packages include a few edited digital files within 24 hours to use as your official birth announcement.

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One of my birth co-workers nicknamed me “The Birth Photographer Ninja!” Having photographed several births, I am always thinking “ten steps ahead” about where I need to (unobtrusively) place myself in order to capture all the important details and special moments that you want to remember. I take the time to document all the important details from creative angles. Spokane Birth Photographer, Why Hire a birth photographer, Esther Edith Photographer and Doula Spokane, Coeur d'alene Birth Photographers, reasons to hire a birth photographer

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Entrusting a professional birth photographer to capture your birth story allows your husband to be fully present, and support you 100% throughout your birth.

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…And I promise to do my job and capture those special memories for you. ♡ 

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If you are interested in inviting a Professional Birth Photographer to help you capture one of the most important days in your family’s life, please reach out to me!  I offer flexible payment plans, and special discounts with multiple packages. Having had two home births, and attended a variety of births as a photographer and doula, I am familiar with the birth space, and sensitive to your privacy and comfort. I would love to get to know you, and I would be honored to document the birth day of your child.

 

{Esther Edith is a professional Photographer and Doula who serves families in the Spokane, WA – Coeur d’Alene areas. She offers professional photography for Birth, Maternity, Newborn, Babywearing, and Breastfeeding. If you are reading this, and looking for a birth photographer elsewhere, I have several birth photographer friends around the globe that I would be glad to refer you to.}

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