Birth is one of God's most marvelous designs. While we attempt to capture that marvel through photography, nothing can quite do the real thing justice. However, if you've never had a birth photographer, you should. We had one for one of our babies and it was the best thing we ever did. When it comes to the process of birth, it can be tricky. First off, nobody really knows when baby is coming. Secondly, when baby decides to come we just can't know for sure how long baby is going to take to get here. When you use Be Still Photography for birth, Tyler will be your birth photographer and she will be on call for you as you wait for your little one's arrival. Obviously things are much easier to plan if there is a scheduled inducement, but things don't always go to plan that way. In an effort to answer the questions we know you have, please read on.
There are few things that take precedence over one of our birth sessions. We are able to cancel most of our plans and other sessions in order to meet your needs in the birthing room. One thing we cannot cancel would be a wedding. Another thing we cannot cancel would be if were on a trip out of town. And then sometimes the labor happens so quickly that it's difficult for the photographer to arrive at the hospital on time for the shoot.
While we would not want to miss the birth of your child, IF one of the aforementioned circumstances takes place and causes us to miss your birthing session, we simply roll what you've already paid into one or any combination of a Fresh 48, newborn and/or milestone sessions for your baby.
Something else that may interfere with the photo-taking process during birth is if there is a C-Section. In our experience, most doctors will not allow a photographer in the the room for a C-Section. This is something you will want to discuss with your doctor. In all, the decision to have a photographer for the birth of your child is one that mom and dad should both be comfortable with and one that needs to be discussed with your healthcare provider. When you're ready, these are Tyler's favorite moments to capture on camera, so contact us! We look forward to hearing from you!
"Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children." - Maxim Gorky
"Women can have a career, but the real career is to be a woman. It's beautiful to be a woman and give birth."
- Katy Jurado
"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
- Gloria Steinem
"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers her anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world."
- John 16:21
"To give birth is the most beautiful thing in the world."
- Simona Halep
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..." - Jeremiah 1:5
Definitely 5 star work! Words cannot express how much I love Tyler's work! I also can not tell her how thankful I am that she captured these moments for us! 💕 Tyler did Labor&Delivery photos for me and she went above and beyond her job. I was in labor for 49 hours and Tyler was always right there the whole time waiting with us for little man's appearance and she did not miss one important detail. She could have said this is taking to long and left but no she stuck out the long hours and was a joy the whole time! She even made sure I had everything I needed such as ice chips and a cold wash cloth. I will definitely be using Tyler for future pictures and can not wait! Again thank you so much Tyler for everything. I will never forget your hard, talented, beautiful work. She captured some of the best moments we will cherish forever! - Hannah P.