Birth Photography

"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."

 

Sophie

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newborn baby boy in his father's arms, birth
newborn baby covered in vernix with cord attached in mothers arms

"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.

Getting pictures of your birth is a present you will never regret gifting yourself. and your baby.

Telling your birth story is a passion for me. 

I will be there from when you go into active labour (for home births it's when you call your midwife) and up to two hours after birth, capturing the first few moments of your new baby and family.
I offer a free video call (not commiting) 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 maternity free shoot.

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woman after giving birth in pool holding her baby and kissing her partner
a woman in labour with people around her and a midwife
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a baby being born into water
baby and his siblings

Birth Photography Packages

Time & Photos:

Your birth story in photos.

You will get:

  • 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 and in two digital sizes:
    - Small ones for online sharing
    - Big ones for printing

  • Price: £700

  • 20% discount for signing model release form

Time, Photos & video:

Your birth story in photos and video.

You will get:

  • Me on call 24/7 from the day you start week 38 of your pregnancy.

  • Shooting of your birth from when you are in active labour until an hour or two after birth. Both in stills form and in video.

  • All the images of your birth story, fully edited and in two digital sizes:
    - Small ones for online sharing
    - Big ones for printing

  • An edited video of your birth, delivered in a digital format.

  • 20% discount for signing model release form

Price: £850

newborn baby girl latched on her mother's breast after birth
newborn baby boy first feed from mother after birth

But why is there a premium for this service?

There are good reasons for this:

  1. Birth photography is highly specialised and localised.

  2. I am on-call for you for up to 5 weeks, 24/7. Any other shoots or my everyday life events will be rearranged or cancelled to make sure I get to you on time.

  3. I will spend many hours with you. If you are lucky to have a short birth, I will spend more time with you afterwards.

  4. I will be fully editing a very large number of images. That takes time. Video takes more time.

Need financial help?

Here are a couple of options for you:

  1. Creating a money-pool. I am more than happy to do this for you. Some people will buy you a onesie or a teddy bear, but some people will ask you what do you actually need or want? These are the people who can contribute to the money-pool and help give you the most precious and significant baby gifts of all.

  2. Payment plan - I do not expect you to pay me all up front. 
    I will take a 35% deposit that will secure my services and your free maternity mini-shoot.
    A further 30% will be charged in the days after the birth.
    The rest 35% will be charged when the images and/ or video are ready for you.
    As this process can take up to 10 weeks, it will give you time to prepare.

 

What is a maternity mini-shoot?

 It is a shortened version of my full maternity shoot: 45 minutes of shooting time and 5 Fully edited digital images of your choice. A chance to get to know each other.

Any other questions?

Please get in touch. I will be so happy to hear from you!

a very new baby
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