Birth Stories are just that – the story of your birth, told in beautiful story-telling images. Your birth is completely unique, and birth is something you only experience once to a handful of times. It is something so precious and sacred, and it is always an honour to be invited into a person’s birthing space, to capture something that is so personal for them.
Birth is a passion for me. I’ve had four of my own children, I have a background in nursing, and I’m a self-confessed birth nerd. I love everything about being alongside a birthing person as they bring their baby into the world. I am also studying to be a doula, in order to increase my skillset in supporting families through this journey. So you can be sure that I know how to read the room during a birth, knowing when it’s the right time to be light hearted and when it’s time to step back and hold space.
If you are interested in having your birth story visually documented, in photographs and maybe film, I would love to meet with you to talk through things. This gives you the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have, for me to let you know how things work, and for us both to see if we are a good fit for each other. It’s so important to choose a birth photographer you are comfortable with.
When you decide to go ahead, I take a 25% deposit to hold your date in my diary. I only take two births per month, so it’s important to get in early to avoid disappointment. I then offer an installment plan, for you to pay the rest. If you book early, this stretches out the time to pay, so that it is more affordable. I like at least half to be paid by the time you are 37 weeks, then you receive your gallery of images once all monies have been paid.
The Birth Story Package includes the following: Me being on-call 24/7 from the time you are 37 weeks until you birth your baby, my attendance at your birth from when you are in active labour until around two hours after your baby is born, and your full gallery of edited digital images (usually 150+). You may like to also book in for a maternity and/or newborn session, and as a birth story client you will receive $100 off each of these sessions. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange to meet, please email me at [email protected]
Day of Birth Photography and Fresh 48 sessions are alternatives to my full birth photography package. If you know you are having a c-section at a hospital that won’t allow a photographer in theatre, you may still like the story before and after the delivery captured in beautiful professional photographs. Or if you don’t want birth photography, but you would like photos – in hospital or at home – in the first couple of days after the birth of your baby, a Fresh 48 session will suit you perfectly.
Email me at [email protected] to enquire about Day of Birth or Fresh 48 photography.