I would love to have a professional photographer there this time. After two births, I really regret not having more photos of the most important experiences of my life! (Same with BFing--it's amazing, given how much time I've spent BFing, that there are almost no photos of it!) But it seems soooo expensive, from the very minimal research I've done dh has said that he'll play photographer this time (I really don't need him much for direct support, so I'd love it if he would take some real photos), and I'm going to video the whole thing by setting up my MacBook nearby and just leaving it rolling once I'm in the pool.
Photographer during labor/birth?? - Page 2
This one is one that the apprentice midwife had snapped with my camera of our youngest's homebirth. I honestly do NOT remember her even taking this photo. It is one of my favorites and in my opinion really conveyed my emotions and the love and comfort I was getting from my husband.
I cropped this one and obviously changed the color but this too is one of my favorite pics from here birth.
I am sooooo looking forward to what the professional is going to get this go around...just thought I would share some of the "possibilities" of pics even when its just the assistant midiwife.
I was really worried about that. We lived in a 1BD apt and had midwife, dad, doula and photographer. The photographer just stayed out of the way, she knew what she was doing! She was an old friend of mine, so it didn't feel like a stranger was there, but at that point I really don't think I would have cared either way. She took over 1,500 pictures, 600 we kept, so there was *quite* a lot of snapping, but as you can see in the pictures I was never once looking at or paying any mind to the camera! It was such a gift to have these pictures after. I will be so disappointed if she is at a wedding during my next labor.
I wonder if all those people were comfortable for the 3 day ordeal... we only really had a bed, couch, 2 kitchen chairs, and birth tub, and yet everyone always seemed safely out of my way!