Episode 35: Beth Gomez

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to episode 35 of the Chasing Bravery Podcast. My guest today is Beth Gomez of the Fresno based Elisabeth Kate studio. Beth is professional photographer who specializes in maternity, birth, newborn, and family photography. Beth lives with her husband and two boys in California and is a busy lady, balancing full time work with the joys of being a mother and wife. Beth primarily serves the Fresno, Clovis, Oakhurst, and Yosemite areas, capturing the intimate, precious moments of maternity and beyond.

We have all seen staged family portraits. Many of you listeners have probably booked sessions for your own family. Perhaps you have a photo that is by far your favorite, or you found a photographer that really nailed it- “it” being that intangible thing that makes your family unique. In our conversation Beth helped better define for me what qualities are important in a photographer, as well as how priceless photographs really are. I am officially a believer in making those family portraits happen, as well as doing my research to find someone who I trust.

Additionally, Beth and I dive deep into the discussion of what it is like to photograph live childbirth. I have a few friends who have beautiful pictures of their children’s births, but I never have had an opportunity to ask questions about who was behind the camera, and how a person even goes about hiring a childbirth photographer. Beth and I discuss the sensitivity that is required to be invited to such an intimate moment in another person’s life, and just how incredible the honor of capturing childbirth is. Beth and I discuss how to go about looking for the right photographer to capture your memories, and she lays out a few things to be on the lookout for.

Beth and I also discuss how while childbirths are often joyous, not all births look the same, and that it is important that a photographer understand what their limitations are when entering such a sacred, pivotal space.

Beth and discuss photographers that are dedicated to capturing still births and infant loss through non-profits that are devoted to these special births that are just important to capture as any other.

Beth is kind, talented, professional, and inspiring- enjoy this conversation with her!


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Kaitlin Wheeler