Soapbox media feature.

Last week we were interviewed on live Canadian radio. We were thankful for the exposure, but let’s be honest, it was a joke. I have it recorded and it’s not even worth sharing here because for lack of a more polite term, the show host was…ummm…trashy. Trashy is a lot nicer than how most people referred to him! After the NY Times article on birth photography, there was a huge uproar in the online community. Many online bloggers decided to spew their unwanted opinion on birth to the internet and it offended a lot of us. Maybe not offended, more like, aggravated. People are ignorant and it’s so obvious when you read some of these poorly written blogs about a subject they know nothing about. Most ofย  the “writers” and their commenters were bachelors. Clearly, they know a TON about labor and delivery, with having all their education from Hollywood movies and 16&Pregnant. Anywho, Kelly and I talked for 5 minutes to this “comedian” in Canada who tried to make every joke he could about staying away from pregnant women, while impregnating as many as he could. Funny guy. The gentelemen who called me about doing the show asked if he could shed some positive light on what we do. He understood that we don’t actually take shots of a woman’s downtown parts and display them online. He understood it, apparently no one relayed the info to the talkshow host. Next time, when you hear the creepy host flirting with the weather girl before introducing you, hang up! Lesson learned.

So the day after the radio show, Robin from Soapbox Media here in Cincy, contacted Kel and I for an interview for their online newspaper. After that awful experience, we were refreshed to hear a woman’s voice who sounded really engaged in our discussion. She wrote this nice little article on us introducing our biz to the city:

Birth photographers share the emotions of labor.

We love what we do. To the people who say, “it’s just another way for photographers to make a quick buck!” YOU ARE DUMB. Cause last time I checked, being on call 24/7, rushing out the door at 3am, scrambling for sitters at all hours, standing while shooting for sometimes 12+ hrs, all for less than a portrait session…that’s NOT easy. And when I add that all up, it’s like 50 cents an hour after all the processing. There is nothing like witnessing the beautiful miracle of a birth and there are tons more reasons why we do it, clearly, not for the money. (ok, maybe I DID take a teeny bit of offense to the comments! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Thanks for the nice interview, Robin!

bridgette davis {BD}photography - June 27, 2012 - 3:26 am

I wholeheartedly support you guys. And you are right, if people are hating, it’s out of ignorance or jealousy. Neither of which you guys have time to be bothered with. Carry on you fabulous beautiful talented duo ๐Ÿ™‚ congrats on the coverage.

Natalie Mullholand - June 27, 2012 - 3:22 am

What a nice article. I love the work you gals do and I tell everyone about you. I think it’s amazing that you can capture the moment of new life so beautifully. Keep it up!

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