What do ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ deliveries look like in real life? These amazing photos from members of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) show just that.
Lyndsay Stradtner of Life in Motion Photography, who resides in Texas with her husband and four children, started the organization in 2010. It now has over 1400 members from 37 countries.
She wrote, “There is much more to birth photography than the actual moment of birth. So much more. It’s the birth environment, the light in the room, the details, the comings and goings of those who are there. It’s mom holding on to dad in ᴘᴀɪɴ, the doula offering a supportive hand, the midwife making suggestions for ᴘᴀɪɴ relief, and the OB preparing and helping mom push. It’s the baby placed on mom’s chest for the first time, the tears of joy, pure adrenaline, the cutting of the cord, and the baby’s little toes and fingers. It’s the first time a sibling meets a new baby brother or sister with a look of wonder and apprehension. It’s all of those things put together. It’s the journey of a birthday. It’s the making of a family. It’s special. And if a family chooses so, it deserves to be captured.”