Birth Photography

Image by Liv Bruce

Birth photography - Capturing the emotion and the joy that having a baby brings.

Having a baby comes with all kinds of different emotions, excitement, joy, love, fear, vulnerability, and everything in between! 

Most women forget soon after what they went through, especially when the tiny human appears and takes over everything!

We hire a photographer for our wedding after planning for months and months, have you ever thought about hiring a photographer for the birth of your child? Wow! Imagine the raw and powerful photographs that you can look back on to remember the immediate bond and relief that you feel when your child comes into the world. The happiness of holding your baby for the very first time...

 

So how does it work?

If you decide that birth photography is something that you would love then we can arrange either a zoom call or we can meet with you and your partner face to face over tea and cake! It is so important that you feel that I am the right fit for you both. Who you have in the room with you while giving birth is such as precious thing and you absolutely have to feel comfortable with me at all times. 

I always include a maternity session in my package if you would like one. This is to get you used to how I work and get used to the camera. This will take place when you are about 37 weeks along.

I will be on call 24/7 from when you are at 38 weeks until you give birth.

When you go into established labour then your partner will phone me and I'll rush over! 

During the pre- birth consultation we will go through what you would like me to capture and, if anything, what you don't want me to capture. I will very much blend into the background, taking the photos as they happen and not intruding at all.

After the birth I will stay a couple of hours to capture the raw beautiful moments and the bond that is forming between you all. Birth is never simple and always unpredictable! Due to covid restrictions, at the moment your photographer has to be one of your two birth partners. 

I will then edit the photos and deliver them to you via an online gallery. I usually deliver them between 4-6 weeks after the birth, this gives you time to process the labour and get to know your little one before spending time going over the gallery. I will also arrange a time to discuss if you would like any prints or an album. 

Would you like to arrange a chat? 

Click the button and arrange a chat at a time that suits you!

 

 

 

 

Prices includes all the edited the Hi-Resolution files via an online gallery.

A £350 deposit is taken to secure the booking as I can only book one or two birth photography session per month.

Fresh 48 Photoshoot

Not sure that you want a photographer at the birth? I also do 'Fresh 48' photoshoots. These are more intimate and take place within the first 48 hours at the first possible daylight hour. You may want to capture the first time your children meet their new brother or sister and the pure joy (hopefully) that they show. It usually takes place either in the hospital or in your own home depending on your birth and how you and your baby are. This is a documentary style photoshoot, no posing at all, just beautiful photos of your first hours together.