Birth Documentary 

For months you’ve felt your baby inside you. Hiccups that made you smile, kicks that made you wince, somersaults that took your breath away … but every movement bringing your baby closer to your heart. Soon it will be in your arms and your heart will be theirs forever.

 

The day you welcome your baby into the world is the most important day of their life … and one that will change you forever.

Why hire a birth photographer...

Whether it's your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or last baby , nothing can compare to that moment when you meet your baby face to face.

What is birth photography...

A beautiful documentary style of photography that captures the raw emotion, chaos, connection, love and a skillfully crafted set of images. 

 

FAQs 

When should we book?

When you've decided to have your birth documented . The earlier you book the better. So we can arrange the "on call" period (37-38 weeks until birth).

What if I have a C-section?

Every birth is different and it is really important to discuss with your Obstetrician/midwife prior to your due date. Some hospitals allow birth photographers to be present . If unable to attend the birth I can get shots after the baby has been born in the recovery room of the mothers first hold, feed and dad's cuddles too of course.

 

Will my "private parts" be photographed?

The documentary can be as in depth as you wish. If you prefer no crowning photos then please discuss with me prior to your due date. 

When should we call you? 

Most parents want full coverage... labour, delivery and up to 2 hours after birth to capture chest to chest, first feed, weighing and dads first cuddle. I recommend calling when the first signs of labour have started. I would arrive at the birth location around 5-6 cm dilated. Keeping in touch the last couple of weeks leading up to birth is crucial.

 

What if I miss the birth ?

Every booking is made to make myself available, there is a chance given the nature of child birth that we may miss the birth. If this situation should occur, and I am at fault. I will attend your birth location at the first opportunity to capture the hours after. Your birth session fee will be fully refunded.
If we miss the birth due to an extremely fast delivery or if you have not called me in time, there is no refund.

Can we do a payment plan?

I do offer a payment plan of 4 installments, as I know having a baby is expensive already, to make it easier for you. I would hate for you to miss out on the opportunity to get these truly precious shots of your baby arriving earth side.

 

 

 

If you are interested let's chat ... Please send me an email.

Packages 

Hello Baby

- Catch up before 36 weeks 

-I'll be on call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby

- My attendance at your birth. From active labour, delivery through to approximately 2 hours post birth to capture chest to chest, first feed, weighing + dad's first cuddle.

- Digital announcement image ready within 24 hours

- Edited images on USB

Baby Bundle 

- 1/2 hour maternity shoot in my home studio 

-I'll be on call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby

- My attendance at your birth. From active labour, delivery through to approximately 2 hours post birth to capture chest to chest, first feed, weighing + dad's first cuddle.

- Digital announcement image ready within 24 hours

- Newborn photo shoot 5-12 days post birth in my home studio or the comfort of your home. 

- Edited images on USB

Bump + Baby

- 1/2 hour maternity shoot in my home studio 

-I'll be on call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby

- My attendance at your birth. From active labour, delivery through to approximately 2 hours post birth to capture chest to chest, first feed, weighing + dad's first cuddle.

- Digital announcement image ready within 24 hours

- Edited images on USB

Birth + Baby

- Catch up before 36 weeks 

-I'll be on call from 37 weeks until the birth of your baby

- My attendance at your birth. From active labour, delivery through to approximately 2 hours post birth to capture chest to chest, first feed, weighing + dad's first cuddle.

- Digital announcement image ready within 24 hours

- Newborn photo shoot 5-12 days post birth in my home studio or the comfort of your home. 

- Edited images on USB

All images copyright. Steph Brown Photography ©