When you ask someone what the most important day of their life was... what do you think the top two answers are?
2. Child's birth
So, why then are we willing to spend $4000 on wedding photography and just let our friends use their phones to take snap shots when our child is born?? Now don't get me wrong... I'm not blaming you! How would you know how important it is when we live in a society that treats childbirth like a taboo subject? Even though it's 2016, most women stay mostly quiet about their birth stories.
"How did the labor go?"
"It was fine. Long, but okay!"
Really?!? You just grew a human inside your body and then introduced it to the world! You experienced the worst pain and the biggest joy both at the same time! You were able to give your partner the best gift they will ever receive, one that can never be reciprocated. So why not give yourself the gift of memories?
I've been there... 4 times. When you're in the throws of it - the pain, the nerves, the anticipation and wonder - you often are not able to feel the moment, remember the moment. Do you remember the look on your spouse's face the moment the baby crowned? Do you remember the shape their lips curled into around that first cry? Do you remember how the sun shone in the window as you labored? Or how gingerly the midwife cradled the babe while instinctively counting fingers and toes?
I can guarantee you that the feeling of those moments can not be recreated. But they can be cherished, and a wonderfully composed photo is the best way to preserve these memories. Imagine giving your child a book showcasing the awe and wonder you felt at their birth, as they anticipate the arrival of their own bundle of joy.
There is no question in my mind that those photos will be as important to you and your family, if not more than, your wedding photos. It's an investment - as anything worthwhile is - but I encourage you to take the time to explore it and contemplate the importance. Think about it, pray about it, ask questions about it. I'd be happy to share my experiences!
NOTE: These photos were taken for www.rlhellerphotography.com For more information how you can book birth photography now, please visit www.imprintbirthphotographers.com... I assure you, you will be pleased with your decision!