Hold her hand, not the camera... Remember those intimate moments forever. Birth Photography is a special reminder of one of the most important days of your life: your baby's birth day!
Why hire a birth photographer?
Besides your wedding day, the birth of your child is one of the most important days of your life. Hiring a birth photographer frees up your partner or other support person and ensures you get those memorable moments and images captured (with your partner in them - which cannot happen if he is behind the lens).
About birth photography
Labour and birth are very unpredictable. These are not typical portrait sessions; the lighting is usually dim, and it is difficult to plan what is going to happen. I will shoot glimpses of your labour and birth unfolding naturally in a photo-journal style. Being an experienced Birth Doula, I will be sensitive to your needs as a labouring woman; I understand my role to document quietly and unobtrusively.
- A pre-birth meeting for us to get to know each other, plan, and discuss your wishes.
- On-call to attend your birth 24/7 from 36 weeks.
- Attendance at your birth from established labour until approximately 2 hours after baby arrives to capture your birth day story.
- 100+ images on a USB in colour and black & white.
- A digital birth announcement emailed to you within 24 hours for you to share with your family and friends.
Add birth photography to our Birth Doula Service package for only $500.00
“It’s funny…some people reacted strangely to us wanting to capture our baby’s birth on camera, but how could we not? And after having Bel at our birth, we would do so again in a heartbeat.
You see – Bel is not only a photographer, but a very special doula with a gift for sensing those special moments and capturing them in a sensitive, respectful and incredibly skilful way. When taking photographs, I barely even noticed Bel’s presence, which is why I was so surprised to see the photos come back – they were simply amazing, and captured the joy, love and raw intimacy of our baby’s birth experience. Bel’s love of her work is evident from the moment you meet her, and I believe her gifts as a doula only enhance her skills as a birth photographer. In fact, when our midwife was on her way, Bel naturally and sensitively offered her support to my partner and me. I never tire of watching our birth video or offering to show it to others! Bel has given us the gift of memory, and we will always be grateful to her for that."
Rhiannon Sims, Yandina, QLD