When reading through the CBC article posted by Power to Push Campaign & Best Birth Clinic, I was a bit surprised to think of birth photography portrayed as a recent trend, linked with increased social media usage. I didn't really think of it as trendy when we did it & I know most people take at least a couple pictures in the delivery room.
I'd agree with Prithi Yelaja that social media has already changed our culture & the way we communicate, to some extent. I think her article got that right. Our views on birth have changed drastically as well, which she also mentioned. Going into a birth, we're no longer just hoping for the best like women in the past whose chance of death & complications was much higher. Now women are looking forward to a profound & joyful experience. The births Yelaja mentioned weren't even just the 'textbook' vaginal deliveries of uncomplicated pregnancies, even if there are factors dictating the necessity of a c-section, women are still hiring birth photographers.
|Midwife Laura checking Sprout's Apgar score (he got a 9)|
What do you think? Would you or did you have a birth photographer? Have you ever seen birth photographs that were TMI?