Why Hire a Birth Photographer?

Your baby’s birth is a once in a lifetime event. Whether you are becoming a mother for the first time, or all over again, it is a moment that changes everything forever. Birth photography captures the beauty of birth and helps to tell your story in a photojournalistic style – meaning things are captured as they happen – without interference. Often, mothers remark that they didn’t even notice me there for most of their labour. The greatest benefit of investing in birth photography is that your story is captured in beautiful professional photographs, and your partner can be free to concentrate on supporting you rather than having to play photographer!

It’s so important to be able to look back and see the loving support given to you by your partner or support person, the moment your baby enters the world and takes his or her first breath, the look on your face as you see your baby for the very first time. First cuddle, first breastfeed, and the looks on your family members faces as they meet your new little one. With birth photography, these moments are captured forever.

I gave birth to my son in 2012 at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW. My own birth experience has taught me so much about birth. As Mums, we so quickly have to shift into our new role as parent that it can be difficult to fully process our birth experiences and faster than we can blink, the memories have blurred, faded and slipped away. Birth photography captures the story of your birth, beginning to end, good or bad. Under the best of circumstances, birth photography brings that experience to life forever. I also believe that under the most challenging of circumstances, birth photography can help a mother to heal and find beauty in how their story unfolded.

Birth photography is not for everyone, but for those parents who do choose to document their birth in photos and who appreciate the art, beauty, and storytelling of birth photography – these images will be their most cherished. The ones they run to rescue from a fire. The ones that survive generations. The ones that bring tears to their eyes. Every. Single. Time.

Birth Collections start from $1,490. If you would like to request a copy of the pricing guide, please get in touch by phone or email.