Women in the UK are jumping at the American trend of labour photographers
Labour photographers could become the norm, as the American trend captures the imagination of British mums-to-be. Around 12 labour photographers are currently in the UK, ready to capture every (highly intimate) detail of labour room antics, reports the Daily Mail. Some argue the idea of contraction-fuelled pictures is a step too far, taking the ‘life through a lense’ trend to extremes. Others insist it captures emotions and first moments that otherwise would be missed. Apparently, you can choose to have a DVD of the images, with the X-rated bits cut out for when you show your friends (thank goodness!). Of her labour photography experience, one mum said, “There’s so much in them I would never have known about, like the look on Guy’s face, or how he helped me through it.” Arguably, you might also see things you’d rather you hadn’t. So, the question remains, would you?
<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Finally I have seen proof that my idea should be made into reality in this country! It is not a new concept but I am starting to offer my services as a 'Labour Photographer'. I will capture the moments, before and after birth, and where w<span class="text_exposed_show" style="display: inline;">anted, during. Happy to do home and hospital births. Although I am an experienced photographer, as with anything I am starting this concept from scratch and need some volunteers to help me start a portfolio. In return the first 3 Mums to be that get in touch get my services for free. So are you pregnant and would like to document that magical day, or do you know anyone that is? Please get in touch Lara Bloom - 07921 084213.
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