Stuff like using flash or not, informing your doctor or midwife about me, when to call or text me to come over, when you’ll get your images or album, whether I’m allowed to use YOUR images online will all be discussed long before your highly anticipated labor finally begins.

But what do I do while you’re in the baby-birthing zone?

 

Well.  It’s not about me.  Its about you.

 

As you wish, I will:

blend into the walls …

(make you laugh when the automatic hand sanitizer on the wall dispenses alcoholic foam on my shoulder AGAIN …)

leave the room …

sit & talk & hold your hand if you like while your support takes a quick break …

stay out of your birth professionals way …

be completely silent so you never know I’m even there …

whisper as necessary …

go into the OR if I’m allowed or lend an OR nurse my back-up camera, if need be …

use my sensitive momma-radar to sense when you might be at a low point & not take photographs …

zoom in on details like beautiful hands held strong together in labor, tiny toes stretching, arms full…

take photos of the moment you SEE that face & your world becomes that much bigger (& that much smaller <3) …

take photos you’ll probably want to show your father-in-law & not worry about any bashfulness…

always ask permission of anyone present – staff, birth professionals, family – before I include them in any photos…

 

 

I don’t:

take medical photos of baby crowning…

 

 

Beautifully simple.

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Nicole Dolan Photographer

 

                              Happy to be so,

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