Birth photos are so intimate, right? Why would you want them printed? Should you even print birth photos?
Maybe you really want to have birth photos, but like, just to have them. They’re in your phone files somewhere or on a USB maybe and you know they’re there somewhere whenever you want to look at them. But are they something you’ll want to have physically printed?
If you’ve been following me for more than five minutes, you’ll know my answer: YES! But let’s talk about why, cause it’s not something that connects with everyone and may seem counter intuitive at first. So let’s talk about those reasons:
WORTH. IT. Your birth is going to be just… so beautiful, no matter how it happens.
It’s going to be life-changing. I can tell you after doing it 4 times myself that it changes you every time.
That sort of experience needs to be honored, celebrated, and cherished. Having the photos taken is obviously a huge part of that, but printing those photos in a high-quality way honors that experience all the more. This is not something to keep buried in your phone files or a desk drawer. Especially if you’re hiring a professional photographer! Let’s those beauties shine!
You might not keep it out as a coffee table book or put crowning photos on your wall (yeah, definitely not that one), but a custom-printed, fine art album on your shelf will be ready for pulling out and enjoying whenever you want. Or a tender moment of connection could adorn your walls to remind you daily of your incredible experience and the deep love in your family.
Sitting at your computer or staring into your little phone screen (like we need more reasons to stare at our phones, am I right?) is maybe not where you want to be when remembering your birth.
Imagine instead holding a hand-made, custom-for-you album in your hands. Feeling the texture of the paper and the weight of it in your lap. Looking at photos printed by a professional photo lab (these are not Walgreens photos, people), rendered exactly as they are meant to be seen. Sitting in a comfortable spot in your home, a favorite drink next to you, remembering your birth in a stunning, sensory way, your thoughts turning inward as you reflect on significant moments or marveling at moments you didn’t realize were happening.
Sounds a lot nicer than spending more time staring at a screen, doesn’t it? (I just have to say it again: The albums I print for you are SO PRETTY.)
Some people are surprised that children enjoy hearing the story of their birth. My children certainly do. Even the boys! Pictures add to it.
Having a printed album to share with them is a tender way to share the story as you cuddle together and tell them how hard you worked to bring them into the world and how much you loved them from the moment you saw them. That moment right there in the pictures.
Imagine how valued your child will feel to know that their birth was important enough to make into a pretty book. Or to have a special place for display on your bedside table or wall. You also get the added benefit of showing your children that birth is a good and normal thing, something worth talking about and celebrating.
At least, it is if you are working with me. 🙂 I do all the work!
All you need to do is pick the photos you want in the album and tell me what kind of cover you want (all of which I’ll help with too if you want). Then I design your album, have it printed at a knock-your-socks-off-quality professional photography lab, and finally hand deliver it to you.
No guilty feelings about not getting your digital photos printed and it’s been 3 years since your baby was born. (And who’s got time with a 3 year old in the house??) No time spent agonizing about the best place to get them printed or finding time to order it. I’ve got you covered.
Alright, so can we agree those are some solid reasons to print your birth photos? Would you add any other reasons to the list?
If you are loving the idea of having your photographer (me?) both document your birth and turn it into hand-held artwork, fill out that contact form so we can find a time to talk about it!