We all have one. Admit it. No matter how busy you are. No matter how tired you may be(from your full workday, to the super sprint of getting home to your overly-energetic smallies, then squeezing in quality time with them, suppertime, bathtime and then the homestretch of bedtime). That little guilty pleasure you quickly indulge in, when you need an instant pick-me-upper or when you just want to switch off a bit. You know, something to make you feel like you’re NOT a slave to the daily grind of the routine. For some its Dilbert cartoons, for others its Youtube videos of cats or tv series (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Or maybe its some FB stalking, whatever floats your boat. For me, it has become scrolling through birth photography pictures.
I just cannot get enough of it. Every single time, Im blown away by the amazing shots that these talented and very select few photographic professionals have managed to capture. Simply blown away. Every. Single. Time.
Have you even seen these kind of photographs? If no, you really have to…And no, these are not crotch shots that would better serve as educational material. I’m talking about the raw and beautiful emotions that could only be found at a birth, tastefully and professionally captured. The unique and incredibly soulful life event that could never be re-created ever again – that baby is only born once – beautifully documented. And these photographers manage to capture not only the true essence of that baby’s entrance into this world, but all the other finer details of the day. Details which often either fade away with time, as memories do, or were never even noticed to begin with.
But with the aid of these skillful professionals, who are truly so respectful of the birthing space – for both natural and c-sect – one can truly hold onto those beautiful memories forever. One can revisit the euphoria over and over. A bit of history is immortalised. It could also serve as a wonderful keepsake for that same child one day. Whatever the reason a mother chooses to have a birth photographer, it is simply undeniable how awesome these photographs are.
Now I’ve been FB stalking the Birth Photography Community for some time now, and I insist you do too – some seriously amazing moments caught by birth photographers from across the world. (really, go check out their FB page now!) However, there is one particular South African-based photographer that Im most keen about. You may think Im a little biased about her ( and one day I’ll share with you why), but the truth is, she is just excellent at what she does. Im often brought to tears by her very emotional and stunning photography.
Check out Cape Town Birth Photographer, Marysol Blomerus, so you can start to understand what Im talking about. Her work is amazing. Go ahead, just look! You can thank me later.
What you need to know (other than the details in the image above):
- Facebook: She has a very busy FB page, with lots of updates, sharing sneak peeks. (But always with the strict permission of the family)
- Website: Click here to find out more about her work.
What do you think of Birth Photography? Would you ever consider using this service? Im keen to hear your opinions and comments.