The arrival of your long awaited baby is one of the most emotional and momentous occasions in your life. For months you’ve felt this tiny beautiful human being hiccup, kick and move about, and finally you are about to meet this little person! Whether this is your first, third or last baby, nothing can compare to that moment when you meet face to face for the very first time.
Birth photography is designed to capture the precious moments that are otherwise forgotten in the midst of adrenaline and excitement. Words can not describe the profound impact of that arrival, the first touch, the first breath, and the first cry. By hiring a birth photographer, you are ensuring that your husband/partner, friends and family are present in the moment, and not trying to figure out camera and flash settings!
Q. So what is Birth Photography?
Technically speaking it is a documentary style of photography that portrays this irreplaceable moment in a truthful, artistic, creative, skilfully crafted and emotional set of images.
Q. When should we book?
As soon as you’ve decided to have your birth captured, and preferably before 34 weeks so arrangements can be made to be on-call for the two weeks prior to your due date.
Q. Will my “private parts” be captured?
The photographs can be as graphic as you wish, crowning photographs are only taken upon request.
Q. Will you post the photographs on the internet?
Nothing will posted on social media, the internet, or displayed in the studio without your prior consent.
Q. When will we call you?
The coverage of your birth will be discussed at your prenatal meeting. Full coverage includes labour, delivery, and up to two hours post delivery. Others prefer to call when they are in active labour and five centimetres dilated, at which time we travel to the birth location. It is important that we keep in touch in the weeks leading up to delivery.
Q. How long will you stay?
As each birth is different and impossible to predict, this is a difficult question to answer. Our Birth packages cover up to ten hours at the birthing location. If you have an exceedingly long labour, additional hours will be charged separately.
Q. What if I have a caesarean section?
It is important that you discuss this possibility with your OBGYN/Midwife before your due date. In the event of not being allowed access to the operating room, rest assured that there is still ample opportunity for capturing those first few moments.
Q. What if you miss our birth?
Whilst every arrangement is made to be available, given the unpredictable nature of child birth there is a chance that we may miss the birth. If this situation should occur, and we are at fault. I will attend your birth location at the first opportunity to capture a “First 48” session free of charge. 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 us in time, there is no refund, but you may wish to use your credit towards a newborn session at our studio (ideally within the first 5-12 days).
Q. What equipment will you use?
We use only the best professional quality equipment, for both capturing your birth and processing your images. Being experienced in low level light, flash is not often used in this environment. (If your room is very dark, we may obviously wish to make some adjustments to avoid dark images. This will be covered in more detail during your prenatal meeting).
Q. How many photographs will we receive?
There are no limits to the number of photographs taken during our time together, Typically families receive between 75-250 images sometimes more! You are however guaranteed 80-100 high resolution JPEG images.
Q. Tell me more about my images.
Your images will be a mixture of colour, and black and white. The more graphic images will be given to you in black and white, but colour versions are available on request. They will be professionally edited prior to being handed to you on USB, in high resolution JPEG format. Once you’ve had a chance to review your images, professional quality prints may be purchased.
Q. Isn’t it awkward having a photographer in the room?
We are polite and respectful and just as you don’t mind having the nurses come and go, once you’re in labour you won’t even notice we are there!
Capturing your life
I am Fiona, the photographer behind the lens capturing your family moments that matter, with natural simplicity and a fine art finish.
My signature style is clean, honest, beautiful and heartfelt.
I see each precious photographic opportunity, each snap of the shutter to capture your life moments for your walls and albums to be treasured and enjoyed.
I pride myself on connecting with people. It creates an intimacy in my photography & makes for a fun time together, where everyone can just be themselves!
I hope that you are here because you are planning to capture life’s precious moments. If my award winning style is for you, please contact me to meet and see what we can create together.
Get In Touch
the Garage Studio
22 Casey Avenue, Sunbury
Macedon Ranges Victoria 3429
t. +61 3 9740 2009