Birth Photography Shoot Checklist – Victoria Berekmeri, Adelaide Birth Photographer
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External Scene Setting – Hospital sign / Outside house.
Internal Placement – Ward sign / Birthing Room.
Abstract Story Telling – Relevant details and objects shot up close.
Obvious Story Telling – Placement of people within the room during labour.
Emotional Story Telling – Relationship connections during labour.
Personal Moments – Individual portraits as they are consumed in their own moments.
Labour Aid – birth ball, tens, hand grips.
Midwife / Doula / OBG – Document their important role / handwriting / monitoring.
Pain – The peak of contractions.
Relief – The trough of contractions.
Crowning – The presentation of baby and pushing.
The Catch – The baby’s entry.
Birth Euphoria – The parent’s joy.
Third Stage – Mother’s expressions are unique.
Placenta – Tree of life.
Nursing – the first attempt latch.
Measurements – weight, length, head circumference.
Baby details – hands / feet / lips / nose / hair.
The look – Baby’s eyes locked onto camera / mum / dad.
Dad and Baby.
Mum and Baby.
Sibling / Support Person and Baby.