What an amazing talent to capture such a significant occasion such as birth. But it’s also such a challenge to get the right angle, light, and moment to capture so specifically!
Some photographers catch the eye when they combine artistry with intimacy, capturing birth from both surprising and familiar perspectives.
If you’re keen to add some big and special moments to your Instagram feed, here are some really brilliant places to start.
And if you’re planning your very own birth shoot, these talented experts can provide some talking points as you go through ideas on logistics, lighting, shot lists, composition and even editing.
At this point, we’d like to issue a warning because these photos are so beautiful you might need a hankie to happy-sob into!
12 birth photographers you should be following on Instagram:
4. Esther Edith
Sometimes things happen fast! too fast for gloves, too fast to move to a less cramped space. This mama was exhausted her instincts moved her into the bathroom, within a minute of moving to the dark space and the amazing opening and relaxing that can happen while labouring on the loo she was roaring and her babe was coming. I love the support here, all the hands reaching to safely guide this little babe earthside. This is birth ! real, raw, transformative birth🖤 *
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8. Meg Brock
I just replied to a home birth inquiry and it got me thinking about how incredible Mila's entrance into the world was. I loved this moment where Grey offered his mama some comfort just 30 minutes before his sister entered the world. #love #homebirth #birthwithoutfear #familydocumentary
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11. Jaydene Freund
I love his distance. It’s a safe distance but close enough she can feel him near bye. Some women like space. And some men need their own space. (PS that pink cord is nitrous oxide and is an amazing tool for women during labour that doesn’t affect the baby.)
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12. Lacey Barratt
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