Did you know her beforehand? Was it awkward at all? I feel like if I have another baby I really want to do this but I am sort of private about childbirth, don't want anybody but the husband there, you know?
I know her fairly well. I shot her wedding a few years ago and we have been in touch here and there. It wasn't awkward at all, though she did have family in there as well as me. I know what you mean about being private about childbirth. I am the same way and only Kerry and I were in the room, along with our photographer. I didn't find my experience awkward at all. There is so much going on that I didn't care at all about the photographer, I hardly remember him being there!
I can't wait to see the rest. I am SO excited. And "the emily"...i was the lucky girl who sharon photographed. it wasn't awkward for me at all. It was nice to have someone there to take pictures of those amazing moments. I really wanted my family to be there and be in the moment and not have to also worry about taking pictures so that we could always remember it. I was comfortable with Sharon and knew she would be professional, but still had a friend there that I was ok with being in the room. I didn't once feel like I lost privacy due to a photographer being there. It was more like a friend there taking pictures. I honestly was so focused on the moment and everything else I didn't notice how many people (family, nurses, etc.) were in the room.
It was so amazing to share that experience with my daughter. It was great having Sharon there to document the event. I was glad I didn't have to worry about taking pics and that I could just enjoy the moment and know that it was all being documented. Sharon you were great!!
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