November 24, 2015

Think Birth Photography is Gross?

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So, you think birth photography is gross?

You don’t want photos of how much pain you were in? “Why would anyone want pictures of their vagina!?” We need to talk. Birth photography isn’t about your lady parts. It’s not about the physiological process of birth. You know what it is about? How your partner supported you and how comforted and loved you felt just by his/her presence.

The emotion in the eyes of your loved one when she met your new baby for the first time. How your partner was moved to tears at the sight of his first child.

It’s about those itty bitty details of your newborn that change so quickly and the memories of them that fade with time…

Did you know that I rarely have graphic photos on my camera after a birth? Did you know you can see the moment a baby is born and the photo can still be safe-for-work? I strive to tell a story with my birth photos. Labor amnesia is real. It’s easy to forget how things looked and how the day’s events played out. Your memories get foggy, but photos are timeless. There are many many tender expressions from your partner that you’ll never know of… the deep, raw, emotional ones where you can see the love in their face. I want your birth story to be told through images that you can share with family and friends and I want you to be able to show your child someday, how very strong you were, mama, and how very loved he is.

Let’s talk about how we can work together to preserve the little, powerful moments that change your life. I would be so honored to be your birth photographer.

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  1. Jennifer Rainey Mason

    April 20th, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    These are GORGEOUS! <3 <3

  2. Lydia Stuemke

    April 20th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks so much, Jennifer! That means a lot.

  3. Sannetta Marsh

    April 22nd, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I love this post and the images! SO awesome and so well said!

  4. Lydia Stuemke

    April 29th, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Thank you so much, Sannetta!

  5. Candace Castor

    April 29th, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic post and explanation! I have shared this!! <3

  6. Lydia Stuemke

    April 29th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    So glad you liked it, Candace! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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