From the minute I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted a birth photographer. I don’t know how the idea popped into my head but I was determined to make it happen. I didn’t want the photos of the blood per say but I wanted a photographer to capture the emotions of my family who would be in the room with me.
I knew that I would forget the face of my boyfriend seeing our daughter for the first time. I would forget my face as I got to hold her. I would forget my mom and grandma crying and hugging as our angel took her first breath.
Birth photographers are amazing. In our town, only one person takes birth photographs and she is amazing. She is easy going, friendly, and very knowledgable. I am so excited that Aurielle was able to attend the birth. She goes on call from 37 weeks on and will be there for your entire birth and up to 2 hours after.
If you live in Santa Barbara, look up Aurielle Whitmore! Her website is www.auriellephoto.com.
Here are some of the photos. I would highly recommend getting a birth photographer!