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Professional Birth Photography Is a Thing Now

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While you were busy not giving birth in the last few years, a new photography trend has gripped the nation: Birth photography, in which a professional photographer is present in the delivery room for the whole shebang. It's proven so popular that it's even made its way over to the UK, according to BabyCentre.co.uk. The site told Stylist that "conversations based around birth photography were up by 112% on their site compared to this time last year, with 20% of women polled saying they would consider inviting a photographer to be present at the birth of their child—or had already done so."

While the often excruciating (but very, very special!) moments don't make for the most model-esque of images, some moms just want to know what was going down when they're on drugz and/or trying not to pass out from the pain. One Brit, Janine Lewis, said "I can only remember certain things about my labour with my firstborn son so I was keen to capture the twins' arrival to cherish the memory of bringing my babies into the world. I hadn't heard of birth photography until halfway through my pregnancy with Annie and Sam and though I was unsure at first, I'm so pleased we did it as we now have beautiful photos of a really precious moment that we'll keep forever." This beats dinosaur and post-coital wedding photography combined on the unusual-but-meaningful photography scale.
· Birth Photography Trend on the Rise [Stylist UK]
· Dinosaur Photoshop Is Coming to a Wedding Album Near You [Racked]