birth photography

baby being born by Bonnie Hussey

4 things to consider in birth photography

Breaking into birth photography can be difficult. Birth is such an incredibly intimate experience, and when that first mom invites you into her birth space it is a wonderful feeling! But then you start to worry about whether or not you can even do this. Believe me, you can. That is a normal feeling and I’m not sure I know any birth photographer who stops getting those butterflies before a birth, no matter if they’ve documented 10 or 100.

I remember my very first birth clearly. My youngest was only three months old, and still nursing. I had just basic gear; a Nikon D5100 with a 35mm lens (and not even the good glass). I learned many lessons with my first birth, and I am so thankful it was for a friend.

I’m hoping my lessons learned will help someone just starting to document births.(…)

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yawning baby by Kellie Bieser

11 pictures to take of your baby in the first month

You just had a baby, and whether you are inspired to pick-up that fancy camera for the first time or you are a seasoned pro, chances are you want to take a gazillion pictures of this new little soul who has just entered your world. Baby Bieser number four arrived this year and I know exactly how you feel. I also know that you are tired, overwhelmed, hormonal, and scatterbrained (at least I hope I am not the only one!).

I am here to help you out! Here is a list of 11 shots to get during baby’s first month of life. Check these off your list and you will be off to a great start documenting your new arrival.(…)

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How to capture your own birth experience

It is funny, as a photographer, the thoughts that go through your head during major life events.

Last year, I learned that we were expecting our third child and, within hours of learning this wonderful news, my brain was already beginning to think about how I could adequately capture this amazing, fleeting time. When I was pregnant with our first, I had not yet been bitten by the photography bug and the story of her entrance into the world is just a handful of images right after she was born. Fast forward three years later to the birth of my son and, while my passion for photography was certainly there, my focus was on getting precious newborn photos of him once he was home from the hospital and not on capturing the precious details surrounding his actual arrival. It wasn’t until a couple of months after his birth that I became very nostalgic over not having all of the little details preserved forever.(…)

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black and white birth photo by Calgary photographer Cat McAteer

5 ways to artistically express yourself in birth photography

by Cat McAteer
It was not until I started to document births this past year that I felt like I had found my inner artist.  I still remember the moment at my fourth birth, an intense yet beautiful home birth that I realized how much space I had to create art at the same time I was capturing a family’s birth journey.

One might not expect to find a lot of room to create art when you are photographing a birth. You(…)

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birth photography tips by Amy Lucy Lockheart

photographing a birth

by Amy Lucy Lockheart
I often refer to Clickin Moms as one giant family. It’s true! And families take pictures of one another. What better way to document a birth than to ask a fellow Clickin Mom to photograph the entire event. There have been a number of CM members who have photographed the births of fellow Clickin Moms members, myself included.

The birth of a child is an experience that you will never forget. Indeed, it is one of the most(…)

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waterbirth photography tips

your birth photography questions answered

by Sharon Johnson

Birth Photography. If you haven’t heard of it or seen a session you must have been living under a rock. National news sources as well as hundreds of local broadcasts, blogs, and articles have covered the new trend of Birth Photography and while some people love the sessions, others despise the idea. Regardless of your opinion, this is one trend that is growing quickly and doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.

I’m one of those that(…)

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