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    From the photos I've seen you post on here, I would be honoured for you to have taken photos during my birthing experience. They are lovely and you definitely have unique and very beautiful style.
    I'd say keep going with what you're doing, there would definitely be a market out there for it. I remember when I was staying on the maternity ward a lady came around and offered to take portraits for us. She showed me some examples and they were so tacky and cliche that I said no. But if I would have seen a portfolio like yours I would have jumped at the chance.
    Truly beautiful work, and you can really feel the passion you have for birth and what an amazing experience it is. Good luck

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    Im another one who is going to suggest working with sick newborns. We had one, and hardly have any photos of her because there was way too much going on. So yes, the PICU and NICU are areas which i would suggest!

    And the photos i never took but i wish i had with our healthy boy were the ones when my DH was too busy to hold the camera. The cord cutting, the measuring of head circ, the first time we all snuggled on the bed together, the look on our faces when they said "its a boy" all those precious moments that you remember so fondly, but have no evidence of!

    Your photos are beautiful, would love to find out if you ever start a blog, i would follow it!

    Goodluck with the planning and organising!

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    Hi Ash,
    I think birth photography is one of the most beautiful forms of photography possible. If that is a passion for you I would definitely encourage you to pursue it. I am actually due in the beginning of Feb 2013 (at MMC), and if you are still looking for births to add to your portfolio I would be honored for you to photograph my birth.
    Please feel free to contact me if that would interest you

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    I think it's a great idea, I'd never thought of it until I recently seen a woman I know post hers on Facebook.. They were so special and amazing really captured the moments and I was really impressed by them.

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    Default Help a lovely Midwife! Birth photography - Opinions wanted!

    I am going to come at this completely different from a mum pov, but from a birth photographer pov.

    I honestly don't think you can offer both to the same client. Separate clients, most definitely. The mind set of a photographer is very different during the birth of that of a midwife/doula. A support person is meant to be involved and "there" where as a birth photographer is meant to be neither seen nor heard, as in a "fly on the wall".

    Also, the equipment that we use as birth photographers is alot more specialised as you need to be able to shoot in very low light (think one candle) with no flash and still get good photos.

    Feel free to ask any questions you have, more than happy to help where I can.

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    I don't plan on being a support person/doula/midwife as i do this on a daily basis. I merely want to grow my photography skills/portfolio. Also i already have what gear i believe would be needed for extreme low light. i have several f1.8 lenses and a fullframe body!!

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    Default Help a lovely Midwife! Birth photography - Opinions wanted!

    This is a lovely idea! We were fortunate that we had a lovely support team of doctors/nurses/midwives/assistants who all offered to take the camera. By no means are they professional bit they have captured the important moments for both our children.

    My favourite one of DD2s birth is one where her head and half her body are out, but the bottom half and legs are still in! Sorry if that sounds totally gross, LOL, but she was a Caesar so not quite as graphic as what it could sound like!

    I didn't realise we had this photo until a couple weeks later and asked DH of he took it and he was like um, no... So whoever took it, I am forever grateful too.

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    What beautiful photos you take.

    I'd love to have someone like you take photos at my next birth. Those first precious moments are so hard to catch and I only have them (kinda) for two of my four babies.


 

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