Birth is by far one of the most defining, treasured and memorable life events that you will ever experience. An experience that deserves to be professionally documented through birth photography. An experience which I am passionate about recording in detail for you in all it's beautiful rawness, to tell your baby's birth story, be it your first, second, third, fourth. . .
Birth Documentary Sessions cover your entire birthing experience, providing you with a visual documentation of your labour, delivery and immediate postpartum moments. I will record this monumental occasion in a documentary style to tell your unique story, capturing all the magical moments as they unfold, for you to treasure for a lifetime.
Being a mum myself, I know all to well that birth can be an absolute blur. You will be so focused on bringing your baby into the world that there will be parts that you won't remember. By hiring a birth photographer you will have powerful images to look back on, helping you relive your journey and fill in the hazy blanks; the tenderness of your partner, the support of your birth team, the intensity in your face, the beauty of your strength, your first expression when you see your baby, and everything about that brand new bundle of joy in their first moments of life.
Fresh 48 Documentary Sessions are for those families who want the first few hours of their newborn's life captured without having the entire labour and birth documented. These lifestyle sessions are held within the first 24-48 hours after your baby's arrival and are perfect for capturing those first moments; your little one’s first yawn, their cute little hands and feet, first feeds, soft snuggles whilst soaking up your new bundle, meeting siblings or other family members, and all the quiet moments in between. These sessions can take place at the hospital, birth centre or within your own home.
The Birth Sessions Pricing
Two individual in-person contact sessions prior to the birth - once upon booking and the second around 37 weeks,
24/7 personal on-call service from 38 weeks until your baby arrives,
Full coverage of your birth story, which includes your labour, birth and up to two hours postpartum,
Online viewing gallery with all fully edited images presented on a USB, in both high and low resolution.
The USB will be packaged alongside a beautiful linen covered photo album showcasing your images, in a keepsake presentation box.
A complimentary one hour maternity session, to take place at around 36/37 weeks, with a choice of five images included.
One individual in-person contact session prior to the birth - around 36-37 weeks,
Personal on-call service from 38 weeks until your baby arrives,
1.5-2hr session to take place with the first 48 hours of baby's arrival - this can be within the hospital, birth centre or your own home, during daylight hours.
Online viewing gallery with the choice of 20 fully edited images presented on a USB, in both high and low resolution. The USB will be packaged alongside 20 complimentary matching 6x4" prints in a beautiful presentation box.
Interest free payment payments plans and gift registry options are available across both of the Birth Sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book? +
As early as possible! I only take on a limited number of births over the course of each year. Therefore, please get in touch so that we can discuss my availability. The booking fee must be paid to secure your due date, with the remaining balance due at our 37 week consultation.
I am happy to offer an interest free payment plan to help spread the cost if required, please get in touch to discuss this further.
Do I need to get permission from my hospital or midwife? +
Yes, this is very important and it is your responsibility to make sure that your chosen hospital/birth centre will allow me to be present. I am more than happy to meet with them prior to your birth to discuss any concerns that they may have, please just pass on my details.
What if I have a c-section? +
Even if your hospital has a policy against allowing photographers into theatre, I can still come to the hospital to document your story before and after the birth. I am more than happy to set up my camera for either your birth partner of a member of the medical team to use during the birth.
What if I give birth prematurely? +
If you go into labour before you are 38 weeks, I will do my very best to get to you as soon as possible. If I'm unable to get to you in time to document your birth, I will aim to be with you within 48 hours for a Fresh 48 Documentary Session.
Can I buy additional images and products from you? +
Yes of course! You can purchase additional edited images from Fresh 48 Sessions as well as professional quality products, with both of the above packages. We can discuss options and pricing during your consultation.
Do you have to share our images in your portfolio and across social media? +
Most definitely not. It is lovely when I can share my latest work as it keeps my portfolio current but I completely respect your right to privacy too.
If you would like to discuss having your birth story documented then I'd love to take you for a coffee and cake. Just drop me a message to arrange getting together.