When GMA contacted me Fathers Day morning, the day after the New York Times Article on birth photography ran , I was shocked! WOW! They want to do an exclusive piece with me on Birth photography !I consulted with my fellow Texas Birth photographers Lynsey of Lynsey Stone Photography and Lyndsay Stradtner of Life In Motion Photography and founder of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers ( which I am proudly a member of ) . They and many others assured me that I could do this and was perfect for it. GMA contacted ME and well…. it was now my duty to show them what birth photography REALLY is.
My client Maggie and I sat down with Bianna Golodryga for our interview. My nerves were out of control. I stay behind the camera for a reason. But it went well. I was so proud of Maggie for sharing and being just as passionate about what I do… as I am.
Then came the day I found out when it was going to air. My nerves started reeling … seeing myself on television , being interviewed ….. the clips leading up to the segment had me even more nervous.Goodness… do I want to sit down with my family and watch this? or avoid it and watch it by myself ?Then my boys saw a clip with me and got all excited and I knew I had to sit down and watch it with them. Anticipation killing me….. and then it starts.
“There’s MOMMY!” my boys yell as they jump up and down and pointing to the screen from excitement ! !
My client , Maggie appears on the screen and starts talking. I feel myself relax. This is going well………Then they talk about the HIGHEST POSSIBILITY that a birth package could run up to. I need to clarify that THIS is NOT the base price of what birth photography starts at.( The figure they reference could include the birth session with a few follow up sessions and products all rolled into one gigantic package…. ) so please don’t let that scare you off! The cost of birth photography does range based on a photographer’s experience and location .
The segment ended and I realized I had been holding my breath. WOW! I thought to myself. I was having a proud moment! That went SO MUCH better then I had been imagining over the past 24 hours. I have to say I was pretty happy with it ! THANK YOU to EVERYONE that had faith in me for this….
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