See the difference? I wish I had these quality images of my babies…clean, fresh images, complete with detail…The Fresh 48 images I now offer my clients put to shame the 3 images I posted at the start.
In considering the possibility of adding birth photography to my offered services, I’ve had to ask myself, “Would I have wanted some stranger with a camera documenting my labors and deliveries?” I won’t lie; I went back and forth quite a bit. But I have seen some beautiful, powerful…and pretty modest…images that finally swayed me, to a resounding “YES”! The raw emotion and realness of birth photography done as I want to do them are breathtaking.
For my deliveries I wonder was there an “I did it!” or “She’s here!” expression when I delivered our first? I vaguely remember the look on the nurse’s face when our #2 Baby grabbed her finger during “the progress exam” during that labor. A photographer may have caught it…or my face…What did it look like?! And my only clear memory when our youngest was born was that we had the Tennessee-Alabama game on to distract the eyes of all the very young male corpsman on hand to assist the pediatrician while I pushed. I wish I had images to look upon to tell my birth stories. Instead, I have haze.
The growing of one’s family is deeply personal. How we celebrate and document these special moments are just as personal. For this reason, Robin McMurry Photography offers a variety of sessions to photograph the arrival of your family’s newest little one: Maternity, Birth, Fresh 48, In-home Newborn. I welcome the opportunity to discuss which one fits with your family.
When our babies were born, I had never heard of Birth Photography, and if someone had mentioned Fresh 48s I would have assumed they meant the hospital’s “Baby’s First Portrait” that has always made me think of a newborn version of school pictures. [With our first, we bought it…and NEVER show it. Our baby girl was BEAUTIFUL! And that little red, squinty-faced creature in that picture was NOT!]