Empty Arms — Birth Becomes You

One of the most gut wrenching words to hear as a parent is “I can’t find a heartbeat.” It’s something no-one wants to hear or experience, ever. As birth photographers, we are often asked to photograph families saying ‘hello and goodbye’ on the very same day. There is nothing easy about it. We are running out of the house to the hospital to photograph a family’s worst day of their life. It’s one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do as a human. Holding space and walking the path of grief while taking photos is a special job.

Many birth photographers offer loss photography as a free service to anyone who needs it. It’s often hard to find photographers who offer this service, but it’s necessary and needed. It’s important work. These birth photographers and birth workers need our support, too.

Many of the friends in our Facebook community offer loss photography, for free, to anyone in their service area who needs it. This means, getting calls from multiple hospitals at all hours of the night, to leave and photograph loss, grief and death, for free – and then come home to edit the photos and be present for their own family. We want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to those photographers. We want to give back to them, in any way possible. What they need most is help from other photographers locally, or financial assistance to support themselves and their own businesses. They truly are special people, and if you’ve ever been touched by a loss photographer in your life, you know. You can support Bri and her Non-Profit, Empty Arms here. Bri is based in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

For Donations:
Donate | Empty Arms Perinatal Loss Support Services (emptyarmspls.com)

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