Birth

Hospital | Birth Centre | Homebirth

I wish I had my birth photographed.



Why hire a birth photographer? There are SO many reasons to do so. Read everything you possibly can before you make your decision.


But, let me tell you my experience.


I didn't know about birth photography when my baby was born. I can't remember much from the time I labored, or when my baby finally arrived. But I treasure the memories I have of the day, triggered by the handful of photographs our incredible midwives took for us. I used these photos to piece the story back together and begin to heal from a birth that did not follow any version of the detailed birth plan I had in place. There are gaps, though. I treasure especially the photos of my partner's hands holding and supporting me, and postpartum moments with our new babe. To have the whole experience documented, to leave those hands free to support me, to have my labor and those first moments captured and to SEE what happened to me and to us - that's something I would go back and do in a heartbeat.


That is why I do this work. I can think of no higher calling, for me, than to be able to provide that. To make visible the power of you, to support you in your choices, and to bear witness to your story. To document the whole experience as it really happens - all of the real, raw, unscripted beauty of it.


Proudly supporting all birth choices. I am there to document your story, and I don't bring any of my own preconceptions or expectations into the room. You will see all kinds of birth here, and equal love and care is taken with each. I'd like to specifically mention that this includes bereavement photography for families in need.



Contact me to book a consultation to discuss your birth, which can also be packaged with maternity and newborn to tell your whole story.


Contact me to ask a question or book a session:

FAQ

Will my images be shared on social media?

This is completely up to each individual family. Some love to share their full story with the world, some love to share part, an some love to keep the whole event to themselves. There's no wrong answer here, and I'll ask you what you're comfortable with once your images are delivered.

What happens if you're busy or unable to make it??

As a birth-focused photographer, I have backup plans in place. We are in full communication in the lead-up to your birth, so I'm up to date with where you're at and how you're feeling. In the event that I do have other commitments or am at another birth, I have an agreement with a backup photographer in place so that your birth is captured with the same care and consideration that I would offer personally. I will still handle all editing in my own style.

How long do you stay after baby arrives?

I typically stay around 2 hours postpartum, to capture your golden-hour, first feeds, measurements etc. If you'd like to include sibling introductions the following day, a packaged birth PLUS fresh 48 might be for you!


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