When I first started in birth photography, I tended towards black and white conversions. Not only did it hide my white balance issues, but it also helped "tone down" the graphic nature of birth. The spots of blood would lose their vibrancy and become a shade of grey.
But the more I work with families and refine my craft, I find myself drawn to color. Not only is color how a mother will remember her birth, but color is often far more interesting artistically. As a birth photographer, I'm gifted with some of the most vibrant colors imaginable...and one of the most common is red. And so, as with all my work, I hope these images help you view birth in a different light. I hope these images convey the work that birth requires (it is not without sacrifice); work that is beautiful, stunning, and vibrant. Blood in birth isn't something hide.