Birth Story

I love capturing special moments and one of the most special moments I can capture is the arrival of a new little baby. I love to tell a story in my birth photography, the journey of a new life beginning. Capturing their first breath, their first cry and seeing the joy on Mum and Dad’s face when they meet their little bundle for the very first time.

"A woman’s strength is truly evident when she is giving birth,
capturing her strength and the strength of the bond between a husband and wife is what I can offer.
Seeing your baby for the first time is amazing and having that amazing moment captured forever is priceless.
So many people now say to me that they wish they had had somebody capture their amazing experience.

I am very discrete when I am present at a birth and you will hopefully forget that I am there. One of my Mums made a comment
when I took one of the last shots for the day “that’s the first photo I have noticed you taking all day” and that is how I
like it to be. I like for you to be relaxed and enjoy your birth experience and not worry about me being there.
I will capture everything for you to look back on for many years to come.

There are a few options available with birth photography. I can be present at the hospital from the time you are in active
labor, right through to when other siblings come in to meet their new brother or sister. I can be present for everything that
was just mentioned and step out during the actual birth if you are uneasy with having me there. I can still tell the story of
the journey leading up to the birth and the first moments after your little on is born. This is usually what is shown on your
birth story slideshow, any actual birth images are placed on a separate DVD. I can also capture C-section births depending on
the hospital."

Pregnancy timeline

This is a mini photo shoot every 4 weeks to capture your growing belly.

Once your baby arrives, there is a final image taken with your baby and then all images are collated into one panoramic image.

Pregnancy timelines are also great if you are considering birth photography but aren’t too sure. It is a great way for us to get to know each other before the birth.

New Born

Newborn photography is best done between 5 and 14 days of age, it is best to make a tentative booking while you are still pregnant and then confirm the booking once baby is born. Doing a newborn shoot when babies are still very young helps to get the sleepy curly images that parents adore.

 

Cake Smash

These shoots are done when babies are between 10 and 13 months of age to celebrate their very 1st Birthday. I supply the cake, which is made at a local bakery. Cake smash outfits are also available to purchase. Babies have a lot of fun making a mess and a nice warm bath is available at the end of the shoot so that they can go home nice and clean. You will receive approx. 15 images on a DVD and a 12x12 inch foamcore print with a collage of photos taken on the day.