Even though the camera was invented over 130 years ago, only in the last 20-30 years has the camera made its way into the birth room, and most of those images were captured by amateurs. But in the last few years we have seen an explosion of professional taken photos, and shared widely on social media. What is motivating families to invite birth photographers into such an intimate occasion? Is seeing these images changing how we view birth?
Sally speaks with birth photographer Alex Warland and four mothers who have used professional photographers at their births: Luna, Rhiannon, Anita and Varesha.
"The Art of Birth" by Shea Caplice
Image from Zandra Warland Photography
First aired on 99.9 BayFM Byron Bay, Australia on 20 November 2017.
Presenter: Sally Cusack