For me birth is such an amazing phenomenal experience that words can not describe. I wanted to capture the sheer bliss of birth and the emotions that a woman goes through during this process. You will not find a more suitable person then Jane to capture your special moment as not only does she have an amazing warm, calm feeling about her but she has experience in this field being a midwife. Some people may think its unusual to photograph such an intimate occasion but to me the whole birthing experience was something I didn’t want to forget. There is so much happening around you during the stages of labour that you miss out, whereas the photos capture everything and allow you to look back and reflect on the joy of the occasion. The photography by Jane is not distasteful in any way and you aren’t really aware she is even in the room. I look back on my photographs now and it reminds me what an enjoyable and amazing experience it was bringing my children into this world. My photos are just perfect and I couldn’t have asked for anything better!
My husband and I own a expedition travel company that had him away for 3 weeks over the time I was due to give birth. We were both greatly saddened by the thought of him missing out on our most special experience – the birth of our baby girl Estelle Maia. We wanted to capture my birth for him and for me to relive together. When we meet Jane for our initial meeting to discuss and view her portfolio and options for our shoot we instantly warmed to her gentle and unassuming nature. From the images she shared with us we could see she had a unique and beautiful way of capturing the essences of the moment. Knowing that Jane is a skilled midwife made us comfortable in her ability to assess the situation and know where to position herself without interrupting or disturbing our families experience at the birth.
We were so impressed with our first impressions of Jane we ask if she could take some pregnancy shots of me and my husband. I’m please that we did, this was the perfect way to get to know Jane on a personal level and on a professional level before baring my most vulnerable self – body and mind.
A birth, your first or subsequence births are remarkable and individual, an event that can never be relived. We wanted to capture these moments for us to treasure forever.
Jane exceeded our expectations and delivered a stunning collection of images that bring a joyous tear to my eye every time I look at them. I would highly recommend and urge anyone who’s remotely thinking of having someone photograph your birth – do it properly and have Jane capture the beauty of your special moment.
Why do you treasure your birth images?
“Because they take me right back to THE BEST experience of my life. They capture all of the raw emotion so vividly that I can experience it over and over again just by looking at the photos. I can’t wait to share them with my son one day… what a privilege it will be for him to actually see how joyfully and tenderly his Mum and Dad welcomed him and adoringly met his gaze for the very first time. Priceless, perfect and so so precious.”