Projekta ietvaros tiek uzņemtas intīmas fotogrāfijas dzemdību gatavošanās posmā, to procesā, kā arī pēc tām.
Šo projektu 2015.gadā pirmo reizi uzsāka divas draudzenes, fotogrāfes Rivera Beneta (River Bennett) un Bela Pangburna (Bel Pangburn). Viņas vēlējās dalīties ar intīmajiem brīžiem. Šobrīd projektā piedalās vairāki fotogrāfi, kas dodas uz dzemdību vietām un mājām, lai uzņemtu pirmos mirkļus ar jaundzimušajiem un vecākiem.
Fotogrāfe Pangburna portālam «ABC News» atklāj, ka piedalīties un redzēt tik intīmus mirkļus ir liels gods. Viņa uzskata, ka šādas fotogrāfijas ir unikāla daļa no cilvēku pieredzes.
«Mēs abas uzskatām, ka cilvēki it visur ir «izsalkuši» redzēt patieso cilvēcības skaistumu,» viņa sacīja. «Tāpēc dalīties ar tik tīriem attēliem ir saviļņojoši.»
Sociālajā vietnē «Instagram» iespējams aplūkot dažas no projekta «The First Hello» fotogrāfijām.
«I couldn’t be more grateful for crossing paths the First Hello Project. Straight away I felt an amazing trusting energy and knew that they would respect my birth space but at the same time capture those intimate beautiful moments - and that they did! Even though things didn’t go quite to plan with having an extremely quick labour at peak hour traffic, they managed to capture all the beautiful moments of my little family bonding after his entrance into the world. She also stayed for hours after the birth, put down her camera and held my hand whilst I had some after birth procedures. What a beautiful person she is and what amazing raw, professional and truly magical photos I have to treasure for the rest of my life. Could not recommend The First Hello more. You will not be disappointed!» — Rachel (Mumma to Lucas) . . . . #motherhood #family #love #fatherhood #labour #birth #birthphotography #birthphotographysydney #maternity #delivery #newborn #babyphotos #baby #firsthello
«Labour is one of life’s most intense experiences. The anticipation, pain, fear and excitement clouded my ability to fully appreciate what I was going through. Seeing images of my daughter's journey into the world after one month, one year, and now almost three years, I’m taken back to those moments and experience them in new ways. I am reminded of the strength I never knew I was capable of, the depth of emotion on my husband’s face, and that moment - the moment my little love looked up into my eyes and stole my heart.» — Lucinda (Mumma of Mari) . . . . #birth #delivery #labour #family #maternity #babyphotos #birthphotography #motherhood #fatherhood #newborn
FAQ FRIDAY — Q: What will my birth images look like? A: All our images are black and white. There is usually a fair bit of blood and many babies and mothers become quite blotchy during birth so we like to keep our images consistent and classy. And there are always plenty of images to enjoy, or at least that's what our lovely clients tell us! Take a look at our blog to see more of our beautiful birth stories. . . . . #motherhood #birth #labour #birthphotography #maternity
FAQ: Will the images be flattering? Although you may not feel your prettiest, we honestly think a curvy woman full with child, bringing a new life into the world is one of the most stunning sights ever. You may be self-conscious about extra pregnancy kilos you've gained or you might cringe at the thought of a camera in your sweaty face as you push. But we do everything we can to capture you BEAUTIFULLY. These aren't glamour photos, to be sure, but we are very intentional about composing our shots so they capture your best. . . . . #labour #birth #motherhood #maternity #birthphotography
FAQ: What if I get hysterical? Or things get too intense? We're birth photographers, and your birth isn't our first. We've most likely seen it all before. Different women respond differently to birth and that's 100% ok! You can be confident that nothing you do will surprise us. Scream, yell, swear, ignore us completely, go into the zone, groan, vomit, cry, beg for it to stop — it won't rattle us. We actually love the intensity of labour and birth! And as much as labour can be overwhelming, the joy of that First Hello eclipses it all. ❤️ . . . . . #birthphotography #motherhood #birth #labour #birthstory
Celebrating INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE MIDWIFE .... Thankyou to all the midwives and student midwives for getting us all through our birth journey... (and allowing THEFIRSTHELLO to share in the amazing journey of childbirth ... Tina you were one of our favourites and so good at what you do!! ) TAG THE MIDWIVES IN YOUR WORLD AND TELL THEM HOW AMAZING THEY ARE!! #internationaldayofmidwives #birthphotography #birth #blackandwhite #baby #family #motherhood #midwife