Birth photography is a new(ish) specialty in the photography industry, and is quickly becoming a more sought after service. Two years ago when I was asked to shoot my first birth story, I hadn't seen or heard much about it at all, so doing research leading up to the due date presented it's own unique set of challenges. Most of the photography work I had done up to that point had been in controlled setting with posing instructions, and some documentary work on wedding days. With birth photography, I would say that 95-98% of what I do is documentary work. There is very minimal direction (if any at all) from me because all I want you to be focusing on is your labor and your delivery.