I. W. H. K.




Birth photography; artful documentary photography of one of life’s greatest moments. I will be quietly with you, respectfully holding space with you, capturing this love story as it unfolds from active labour to that first gaze, your first hello. Home birth, hospital birth, surgical birth, nature birth~ all enquiries welcome. Details of my birth photography and examples of my work below.
    
“Usually within seconds of the body being delivered, the baby takes his first breath. And in some lucky cases, a knowing gaze is shared that early in his life with those surrounding his birth, as if to say ‘hello’...” - Marie Mongan, Founder of HypnoBirthing. 


Birth gives me goosebumps, an outrageously wild and loving ride, each journey unique and equally special. My he(art) is so within this work, and with years of photographing births, sharing the mothers’ journeys and witnessing life taking place, I can firmly say with each delivery I am further hooked, and furthermore grateful to include this as part of my photographic services. 

Pricing; I have always found the investment in the documentation of the arrival of your baby just as important a life event as a wedding, and every client’s feedback has confirmed this tenfold. 

full birth story A$2,500  
This session includes;
~photographer on-call from 38 weeks gestation until birth.
~birth photography (home birth, hospital birth, cesarean birth, nature birth) from active labour to 1 hour postpartum (after birth) to capture first hour of life.
~full birth documentation professionally retouched and edited supplied in high resolution via a private online gallery to download from approximately 4-6 weeks after birth.
~approximately 5 professionally retouched and edited images available 24 hours after birth via email – for immediate use/birth announcement.

mini birth session A$1,400 
This session is for those wanting birth memories but not the entire documentation - it is tailored to your needs/desires - and more accessible for most people. A great package for those wanting to have some imagery (artful sentimental documentation) of their birth/labour and or newborn freshly delivered, but not the whole journey of labour/birth. 
This session includes;
~photographer on-call from 38 weeks gestation until birth.
~up to 3 hours of birth photography (home birth, hospital birth, cesarean birth, nature birth) from active labour or when called in by birth partner. Alternatively you can use these 3 hours coverage time for the postpartum (after birth) experience to capture skin to skin, baby's first feed and measurements, first hour/s of life etc. - (for this postpartum option I must be called in advance and kept up to date with your birth unfolding to ensure I arrive at the best time for your desires). For cesarean births this time can be used for the scheduled birth, or for immediately after birth documenting postpartum and family.
~partial birth documentation (approx. 100+) professionally retouched and edited, supplied in high resolution via a private online gallery to download from approximately 4-6 weeks after birth.
~approximately 5 professionally retouched and edited images available 24 hours after birth via email – for immediate use/birth announcement.

‘welcome home’ package $4,200 
This package includes;
~maternity session - see Motherhood Portraits page for details (with or without family members, with focus on your baby bump and pregnancy experience).
~full birth story - as outlined above
~newborn (family) session - see Motherhood Portraits page for details (including all the family as desired, with focus on your new baby, and new life). 

+ Special pricing for Mama Goodness customers Yoni Co. clients, and Birth Space clients. Please get in touch for details.

Extras; 
~I offer fine art printing of any of your collection of images. If you’d like to print some of the moments on fine art cotton rag paper in long-lasting inks (museum grade printing), I can draw up a quote for you through my art printers in Melbourne. 
~I can also photograph your birth on film ~ small add-on cost applied. Please get in touch.
~Please note once booking is secured with payment there are no refunds or cancellations, EDD can be changed however- subject to availability- and bookings can also be transferred to someone else if required.