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83 Reasons To Hire A Birth Photographer

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Lynsey Stone, aka the DFW Birth Photographer, was the first person I called when I found out I was pregnant. Yep, I’m so in love with her work that I scheduled her 39 weeks in advance, and that’s not all! I have actually introduced myself to women I saw on her blog. How do you like this one?

Hi! You don’t know me but I saw you make that scrunchy face as you pushed your baby out. Where? Oh, Lynsey’s website! You did a great job!

Or this?

Your kids were wearing GOGGLES in the birthing pool. So funny! I hope those boys love their little sister. (To be fair, I met this mom once before at a birth class. . . she wasn’t a COMPLETE stranger)

Or to a mom of four:

Umm . . . you looked like you were enjoying that contraction a little. too. much. [Internal thought: You looked like you were making a baby, not pushing one out!]

Little did I know how important that call would become. After a difficult labor I had so many different emotions to process through. Sharing my story has helped tremendously, but when all was written the experience still felt stained with confusion and disappointment in myself.

Watching Lynsey’s slideshow changed that. In eighty-three images, she washed a grimy window and let the light through. She captured the beauty of the moment and washed the pain away. She made me feel strong again . . . at least, stronger than I did. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen it now, but it has been a very healing experience.

On a totally different note, here’s a little piece of Potamus family trivia for you: The music playing throughout the slideshow, Brian Johnson’s “Love Came Down,” was playing at the exact moment that Micah made his entrance.

Click anywhere on the photo below to begin slideshow

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75 Responses to 83 Reasons To Hire A Birth Photographer

  1. Merissa Renea via FB says:

    Gosh how beautiful……

  2. Brandyn Lauren Barksdale via FB says:

    OhMy…no words…just thanks for sharing… <3

  3. Daniel Coles via FB says:

    Wonderful video album

  4. Courtney Polivka says:

    Beautiful, Heather! You’ve got me in tears (again)!

    I’ll have to show Frank this post as a reason why we should get a birth photographer and/or videographer. I keep sayin’ I’m gonna want one, and he says, “Okay, but I don’t understand why.” 😉

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  6. Julia says:

    More beautiful than words can describe. I am due September 10th with my 1st. (I’m know you relate to some of my feelings about being due around 9/11.)

    In my pretend world, we know each other and are friends. In the real world I am one of your many blog readers who admire the mommypotamus that you are and are grateful for the words you provide one your blog.

    I absolutely loved the song that was playing during the slideshow. I know you answered in one of the previous comments how you no longer have this playlist because the computer crashed. However, I think since that comment was posted you have had babypotamus #3, so I’m hoping your have a labor playlist from that birth that you are willing to share sometime on your blog! 😉

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