This is an exciting moment for me, welcoming you to my new website and blog. I have been working towards this moment for a very long time. Having a portfolio that I am exceedingly proud of and so happy to share is a realisation of one of my dreams.
It is wonderful to see the genre of Birth Photography becoming more and more sought after as women see the value of capturing their most amazing birth journey for eternity. When I first began it was difficult getting women to volunteer as I built my portfolio. Even my midwifery friends seemed quite perplexed as to why on earth I would want to photograph birth. Me on the other hand saw the empowering and beautiful nature of it. Birth in my eyes would have to be the most profound journey a woman makes. My mother recently had her birthday and at 89 my grandmother recounted every move she made that day some 65 years earlier…. you see, a woman never forgets her birth story. She is forever transformed into a fierce mother and instantly falls in love when she locks eyes with her precious babe for the very first time. Why wouldn’t you want to capture such a wondrous, life affirming event?
I’d love to make a mention of my precious clients whom I will be forever indebted to for allowing me to share their powerful images to the world and help change the face of birth. Special mention to Cass my very first birth client. Cass, gave me the honour of capturing her first birth when birth photography was relatively unheard of. She entrusted me to capture her story even without a portfolio. It is from there that my photography has really taken off and I’ve been able to show the world the powerful nature of birth through my images, thank you Cass xx