– BIRTHS –
“Imagine if our culture told us that birth was one of the greatest things a woman might ever do. Imagine if the stories and images we were exposed to taught us that labour is an incredible and transformational experience, a rite of passage into motherhood.”
– Leonie MacDonald
These words really spoke to me, resonating a cord from deep within. I am captivated by births and feel incredibly humbled and honoured to share in one of the most powerful, intimate, and life-altering moments in the lives of the families I work with. It continues to be one of my greatest privileges to help shape and share uniquely beautiful birth stories. Importantly, the trust between photographer, expectant mom and family is crucial to capturing those raw emotion-fuelled moments of connection during a birth.
We will set time aside to meet ahead of the birth at a pre-session consultation for us to get to know each other, to brief me on all the details surrounding your birth and let me know of any complications or issues to be aware of. Importantly, this gives us time for you to ask me any questions that you may have in order to set your minds at ease.
My role in your birth story is not just one of a storyteller but also as a trusted comfort and support to you in the room forming an integral part of your birth team. Someone to catch dad’s eye and give him a reassuring look or take over being with you while he has to leave the room to update family and friends.
It is so wonderful to have my birth clients return throughout their child’s milestone moments from their newborn shoot, sitter sessions and first birthday celebrations — they really do become part of the PTR family!
I am a founding member of CAPE TOWN BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION (CTBPA) and a proud member of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS (IAPBP). As such I have developed strong relationships with many hospitals in the Western Cape who hold these associations, their codes of conduct and level of skills and professionalism of the photographer associations in high esteem. Should your hospital or maternity facility be new to birth photography or require particular documentation or verification, I would be more than happy to help facilitate this process for you.
– GALLERY –