People are booking photographers to go into the delivery room with them, to capture the moment of birth!
Although I’m yet to have any children I’m thinking this is a total invasion of privacy – and just a little insane!
This article interviews a photographer in the US who was paid $1,000 to photograph the arrival of baby Christopher via scheduled C-section.
This is about the same amount the average ServiceSeeking.com.au photographer charges for a basic wedding package!
I suppose when you think about it the process is pretty similar:
- A pre D-day meet up is necessary to establish a connection and chat about expectations. What sort of pics do you want? Do you prefer tastefully staged shots or the natural look? (although I’m thinking the latter is not usually an option!)
- Shots prior to the event. In this case, the photographer actually got to the hospital before the “client” to start prepping for the shoot!
- During the event, it’s the photographers job to blend into the background while not missing a moment of the action. In this situation it would also be appropriate for them to offer words of encouragement!