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Why hire a birth photographer? Answered by Melbourne Birth Photographer A Grateful Heart Photography

The commonly asked question- Why hire a birth photographer answer by Amy, a professional Birth Photogaphy based in Melbourne and Gippsland.

I could go on but for now I will leave it here. If you have ever been asked why you would want to hire a birth photographer and been unable to explain your reasons you might find this resonates with you.

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Relaxed in home lifestyle newborn session of Baby Jeb | Berwick, Melbourne Photographer

Visiting a newborn reminds me that although it feels like yesterday I gave birth, it will be her first birthday soon. Its a reminder of just how quickly time goes by and how priceless my photos of that fourth trimester truly are!

….My youngest baby just turned 10 months. Although I feel like she is still a newborn, really she isn’t. I feel like I gave birth, blinked and the newborn stage vanished overnight. In the days (and nights) of that fourth trimester somewhere something changes and the curled up details of the little squish stretch out into the next stage and those details become a memory.

That is why I love love love to capture all the natural newborn details.

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Meeting Harry| A story of the greatest gift, altruistic surrogacy| Melbourne Birth Photographer

Being a birth photographer I get to witness probably the most transforming moments in our human experience. Nothing comes close to the moment you meet your child. For some the path is long, complicated, scary and sometimes seems impossible. Until it isn’t. Surrogacy is a path that many of us would know nothing about. The emotional journey is more than many of us will ever experience but for some it is their only avenue.

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Empowered Home birth of Lewis| Melbourne Birth Photographer|

Why do I freaking love what I do? Because I LOVE seeing women empowered. To witness the kind of love that you just can’t fake. To see time slow and hearts expand. Birth photography brings all the feels and more.

This birth was everything. A women who knew and trusted her body, her partner and her support team. She was able to push through and welcome her son to her family with strength and grace.

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Capturing your final chapter | Berwick, Melbourne birth story | A Grateful Heart Birth Photographer

This birth story started thirty years ago. When one of your nearest and dearest announces their fourth pregnancy you know you need to be their to document their last baby’s birth.

She was the person who introduced me to the idea of birth photography. At the time I was pregnant with my first child and the thought of having someone photograph a birth was something I could not fathom. Then I had my daughter and I got it. Why wouldn’t you want to see your baby come into the world, remember the wave of love when time stands still and the world is perfectly balanced and nothing else matters.

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