If there's one thing that's not usually top-of-mind when in labor and about to give birth, it's capturing the perfect shot of the action.
But when mom's a photographer, there's a desire to "capture moments that you can't re-take."
That was the case for Megan Mattiuzzo from Hamburg, New York. She gave birth to her son Easton Louis Mattiuzzo at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo New York on March 6. And she captured the whole thing with her Nikon D5 with a 35 millimeter sigma lens.
"When I found out I was pregnant I knew that I wanted to capture my son's first breath, first moments seeing his face for the first time," Mattiuzzo told "Good Morning America."
Her doctor, she said, had no issues with the plan.
"I was surprised by her [the doctor's] reaction because I had a lot of people tell me I was crazy for thinking I could take a photo while pushing due to the pain," she said. "Which they were not totally wrong due to a failed epidural that was not 100 percent effective. I was able to feel the right side of my body and a spot on my left abdomen."
She set the camera to the correct settings between two contractions, Mattiuzzo told "GMA."
"I made the doctor laugh when I had her tell the nurse to turn off the room lights and put the giant spot lights on above the bed to make for a better photo," Mattiuzzo said. "I think at that moment everyone realized how crazy I probably was and how serious I was about getting these photos to be the best possible."
Her husband's job was to hand her the camera when it was time for the last push.
"I then handed the camera back to my husband until the doctor told me I had one more push and he would be here," Mattiuzzo said. "I then took the camera and tucked my chin to my chest, resting the camera on my stomach and pulled my head to the viewfinder and started pushing."
"I then saw a moment I will never forget my sons hair, then his head, then his body -- all while shooting. It was the most amazing moment of my life. I don't regret and never will regret capturing that moment so I can relive it over and over again."