"I’m so in love with all my birth images.
Choosing to have someone present to film and photograph your intimate experience is a big decision and one I didn’t take lightly.
I met Ruthie several times to get to know her, she came to my blessingway and we did a naked river shoot together. Can’t get more intimate than that!
She met my doula, partner and son.
I brought her into my birth space and we spoke at length about my plans and how I wanted it to be and what I didn’t want. I was communicating every little detail that came up for me with her, voice noting her even just the day before I went into labour.
Everyone who enters your birth space needs to be exactly on your page and I’m so gratitude to have found Ruthie who trusted and respected it all."
"There were times I wondered if it was the right thing and maybe we could capture it ourselves but I’m so glad I trusted my choice and will always have these images to treasure for life and for my baby girl to see as she grows up, the day she entered the world."
Meeting your baby for the first time is pure magic. It is a sacred ceremony. Giving birth should be full of strength and joy and worth of remembering.
I am here to help you.
A birth photographer need to know how and when to click the camera so to not disturb your sacred birth. This is why I trained as a doula.
I am here not only to document your birth but also to hold your SPACE.
During birth I will give you water, remove nosey dogs, turn lights off, give you words of encouragement, advise if needed and wanted. All this while doing my job as a photographer and documenting your birth and space. Everything you prepared for.
Looking back at your photos will forever give you a good dose of oxytocin. Believe me you will need it on some days.
I fully support natural birth and helping your body doing what it is capable of.
Telling your birth story is a passion for me, and I do it in an empowering and supportive way. For me, birthing is a wonderful way of reclaiming your body autonomy.
I will always respect your choices and will adjust myself in any way I can.
I will support any decision you make, whether it is free birthing or going to a birth center. I will be there from when you go into active labour and up to two hours after birth, capturing the first few moments of your new baby (although I have spent a few hours snoozing in the guest room so I can document siblings meeting their new brother in the morning. It was worth it)!
I offer a free video call (not committing) with me to get to know each other and to ask anything at all. Should you choose to book I will be happy to meet for coffee or at our free maternity shoot (what? yes! Read more).
I am offering a Free maternity photoshoot
with your birth photography booking!
Investment (birth photography pricing):
When booking me you are getting:
Me on-call 24/7 from the day you start week
38 of your pregnancy.
Photographing your birth from active labour until an hour or two after birth.
All the images of your birth story, fully edited.
Free maternity photoshoot and 15 edited images.
Price: £950 (payable in 3 instalments)
Add birth videography (you should, it's awesome)
A 5-7 minutes edited video of your birth, delivered in a digital format.
Love sharing? me too! 10% discount (on everything) for signing a model release form (and don't worry, I never ever share anything without asking you first).
Birth photography is highly specialised and localised. I am happy to travel up to 90 minutes from Cheadle SK8.
Most of my births are home births, but it is always worth checking with your hospital if I will be allowed in, if that is where you want to give birth.
I will be on-call for up to approximately 4-5 weeks, 24/7. Any other shoots and my personal life schedules will be rearranged or cancelled to make sure I get to you on time. That also means I am not travelling anywhere far, I go to sleep early every day and I don't drink alcohol. So my cameras and I are ready to go when you call me.
I will spend many hours with you.
I document in a gentle way, helping when I can and staying quiet most of the time. If you have any special preferences, feel free to talk to me.
The more I learn and educate myself about birth, the more I know how important is your birthing space, how sacred birth is and how nothing will go wrong as long as you feel safe and loved.
With time and births, I developed ways to be quiet and not get in your way and disturb the flow of oxytocin.
You can head over to my blog for some birth stories. And please don't hesitate, get in touch.
I will be so happy to hear from you!
When should a birth photographer arrive? You should call me when your midwife is on her way, or if you are having a free birth then when you are in active labour with established contractions. I am happy to receive a false alarm, don't hesitate to let me know what's going on.
How can you take pictures during labour? Would it bother me? We will have a discussion beforehand and I will take into account your preferences. I can get as intimate as you like, and I will respect your wishes.
What should I wear for birth photos? That depends on you. From my experience, birthing mothers love wearing next to nothing so I would recommend a small comfy top or a sport bra if you do not want to be photographed naked.
Should I get a birth photographer? I have yet to meet anyone who regretted that!