I love my job. I enjoy my co-workers and I often feel very gratified by the work I have done. But on those days when I am feeling low or unproductive I like to daydream of a job that I would be good at. All of my main passions and interest stem from things that are artistic. Sometimes I think I am wasting my young creative juices sitting in a cubical and wish that I could share them in some way. A lot of the times that means me coming up with music and set ideas for the Show Choir even though I am no longer a part of it or it means me taking pictures. I am usually surprised at myself when I can pull off a good shot. But even though I am no professional I have my moments of beauty. So what do I daydream of? Becoming a photographer!
Not just any kind of photographer but a birth photographer. As someone who can not experience the miracle of birth myself I marvel over images of those women and couples who do get to go through it. Nothing is better than a candid photo showing true emotion. As a birth photographer your job is to melt into the background and capture all of the candid goodness. These photos are always perfect when done in black and white. I think it takes away any part of the medical aspects and instead leaves the raw emotions of those involved. I would love to get a phone call in the middle of the night from a client saying the baby is coming and joining the family on their journey to new life.
Who knows maybe when I retire I will be able to fulfill this dream. Until then I will just share these images so you too can be in awe of the power of birth and life and family.
*all photos taken from Pinterest