Weddings are such a beautiful, well-crafted event to celebrate the making of a new family. It is so wonderful to celebrate, to create memories, and to document those memories! I photographed weddings for 9 years.
I would argue that the birth of your child is also a monumentous event for your family - celebrating and welcoming a new life, a new person who will forever be woven into the fabric of your lives! Meeting your baby for the first time, holding them, the overflow of emotion....those are memories worth documenting, and hiring an experienced professional!
The birth of your child is something that you can never re-create. As birth photographers we often attend your birth longer than wedding photographers do (sometimes we are there for over 24 hours!) and instead of it being a scheduled event that we can plan for in advance, we are waiting by our phone for weeks if not months, ready to drop everything, day or night, to come to you.
Professional, experienced birth photographer are expensive, it's true. Yet the commitment we make when we hire on a client and all the behind-the-scene sacrifices that we make to attend your birth and to tell your story with honesty, non-judgement, and beauty...it's 1000% worth the expense. Ask any mama who's had a birth photographer, "was it worth the thousands of dollars you spent?"
How much would you be willing to spend on your wedding photographer?
How much would you be willing to spend on your birth photographer?