Birth Story

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About the session

Before your newborn’s birth day, we meet for a coffee & chat, or as some couple’s request is to book a maternity photo shoot. This allows us to get to say hello and I can answer any questions or talk through my own natural and C-Section births if you are feeling anxious. Words cannot explain the absolute joy and expressions of parents as their baby is born... but photography can. To be in the room as this little person enters the world, to capture the very moment when Mummy reaches out and touches her newborn and Daddy's first cuddle, is an absolute honour.

It is just incredible to be able to save these memories for the families that book me as their birth photographer! And it is the beginning of a great journey ahead for them as new parents or welcoming another child for your growing family.

Birth photography is very personal, but also it is done very tastefully. The focus is on expressions, and first moments. Babies first breath, first embrace with parents, their joy! Privacy is important and I only photograph in the style parents request. You will also need approval from your Obstetrician, but as the Mater Newborn Photographer - I am well trained in this hospital.

Let’s chat about your hopes and ideas, I can try to answer your questions with my personal experience and knowledge of the Mater Hospital and help you feel more informed.

Your first moments together? Include videography?

- Add some precious video moments after your newborn arrives, capturing your first hello

- Priority is photography, but the video added makes for a timeless birth keepsake

(All Birth photo shoots receive 10% off a newborn in studio session)

QUESTIONS?

get to know

The opportunity to photograph the birth of your new baby is something I take so seriously! It is such an honour to be a part of the team in the room on this special day of yours! I am there for you and quiet as a mouse, or will chat if you want to interact.


I believe this is the biggest moment in a person's life and respect everyone deals with this differently.

I have a very good deal of experience with birthing couples in both natural delivery and C Sections. Theatre and surgery can be very daunting, I am an experienced mother in both deliveries! So am happy to chat about any questions you may have.

As soon as your partner gives me the nod, I know you don't need me to photograph anymore and I quietly exit leaving you both in your love bubble, adoring your new little person!!!

ME & MY STYLE

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR CONNECTION, EXPRESSION & JOY.

LEARN MORE

01.

NEXT STEPS

MAKE A BABY !!

Book your photo shoot & purchase your collection. We can schedule a time to meet and I can answer any of your questions.

I am flexible with the "birth" date and will ask you to first seek permission from your Obstetrician, once you have clearance we can make some plans!

02.

YOUR BIG DAY HAS ARRIVED

C SECTION :

Your scheduled delivery date is reserved exclusively for you and prioritised if early labour occurs. Images include meeting in room, the trip to theatre, the amazing birth, umbilical cord cutting, weight & measurements, first cuddle in theatre and skin to skin time with Mumma in recovery.

03.

YOU're IN LABOUR!!

NATURAL DELIVERY :

Communication throughout labour and on call from 38 to 40+ weeks. Updates at start of labour from partner and midwives, arrival & coverage from 8cm dilated.

Images include meeting in room, the amazing birth, newborn weight and measurements, umbilical cord cutting, first cuddle and skin to skin time with Mumma.

04.

VIEWING YOUR GALLERY

I don't want you to miss a thing, so you will receive more than 100 images of the birth. The announcement : 5 digital images within 24 hours to share with your family & friends. The complete gallery, this can take between 2-4 weeks. You will receive an email with all the instructions to log in to your online gallery, you can share this with your family & friends too!

7:19AM on THURSDAY 2 JANUARY 2020

Welcome baby Rafael