Birth provides an amazing opportunity for photographers to tell a once-in-a-lifetime story filled with raw emotion. But to be successful in this industry, you need to be more than just an ace photographer -- you need to understand birth. In this class you'll learn the ins and outs of labor, how it progresses (dilation is only one measure, after all), as well as many sign posts to understand not only when to head to the birth, but also when to take a break to give mom space and, even, how to know when baby is close to being born so you can set up for the best shot.
Class Available Live + Online
As the birth photographer and doula at Maternal Focus Photography, Andrea Lythgoe has loved working with birthing families most of her adult life. In addition to teaching childbirth education classes since 1997 and attending hundreds of births, Andrea has taught at conferences including DONA International, Lamaze International, and year's Off Call. She lives and works in the shadows of the Wasatch mountains near Salt Lake City Utah. When not shooting births, she can often be found off in the mountains with her Lensbabies, sipping hot cocoa, or hanging out with her three redheaded daughters and husband.