Booking a birth photographer is a big decision, just like choosing a wedding photographer.
The birth of your child is one day in your lifetime, and includes many precious moments that cannot be repeated or recreated. That’s why you want to choose someone who you feel you can relate to and trust. And someone that you know has the experience to capture those precious moments.
I have captured a range of different kinds of births, including home birth, hospital birth, and c-section. Every birth is beautiful and unique, and every birth tells a beautiful story. From the early stages of labour, through to that incredible moment when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time, to those early cuddles and getting-to-know-you moments of your baby’s first couple of hours of life. I love to capture that amazing story.
I always meet with my birth clients face-to-face, as I think it’s really important for you to know if we are a “good fit” for each other. Birth is such a personal thing, and it’s important for you to get along with the person that is capturing it for you. You don’t want someone attending your birth if you clash with their personality! Also, at that first meeting we can discuss what you have in mind for me to capture, and I can get to know more about you. I will only photograph what you want captured. It is completely up to you. I prefer to meet your partner before-hand as well, so all of my birth clients get a complimentary maternity session. That way I get to meet the rest of your family :-).
After your big day you will receive a beautifully presented USB stick with your beautiful birth images. The number of images I take varies greatly from birth to birth, but I try to select the images that best tell the story of the day, and I edit those beautifully for you. Due to the sensitive nature of birth images, you will have complete ownership of them. I will, only with your direct permission, share some of the images on my website and social media. But if this is not OK with you, that’s perfectly fine also.
It’s a big commitment, and I understand that. I am more than happy to package together maternity, birth, and newborn sessions. And payment plans are also negotiable.
If you don’t think birth photography is for you, but you would like your little one captured when they are absolutely brand new, a Fresh48 session would be ideal.
These sessions are done within the first 48 hours after your baby’s birth, hence the name Fresh48. Usually this kind of session is done at the hospital, but with so many people going home quite early these days it can be in the family home if you choose.
These sessions are perfect for capturing those very early special moments with your newborn. It could be your older children meeting their baby sibling for the first time, or extended family meeting the baby. It could be timed so that we capture the first bath, or even baby coming home from hospital. It’s up to you!
I will be on-call to attend to you within forty eight hours of your baby’s birth, so it often helps if you let me know when you go into labour so I can be prepared. And we can discuss beforehand your hopes for how the session will go, so that the images will uniquely capture your little one’s arrival.
Contact me to discuss your birth photography or Fresh48 needs today.
Beck – RJN Photography
Adelaide Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer