– BIRTHS –
Amy, WOW definitely not enough words to describe how amazing she is. We had many complications leading up to my daughters birth and unfortunately the c section was no exception. I don’t know how we would’ve managed through the process without her, not only did Amy still manage to capture THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL video of my daughters special birth day but she was a massive support during the traumatic experience. So calm and comforting, not only to me but to my husband as well. Looking up and seeing her reassuring and caring face just helped us all. – Katie
Words like this, from my special clients, is confirmation that I am fulfilling my calling to be there for you. Birth is such a special moment in your life that you will only experience once with each of your children and every birth will be a completely different experience and being there to give you the freedom to fully embrace your story and walk that journey and this is my Why.
Let me walk you through the process of having me in your birth team.
We will set time aside to meet ahead of the birth at a pre-session consultation – Here we will get to know each other. I want to hear everything about you and your pregnancy, We will talk about any complications and what will happen in an emergency situation. Talk you through the permission procedures for the doctor, midwife and hospital (don’t worry it is easier than it sounds) and then how exactly I will be capturing this special time for you in the birth room or theatre. The best part of this consultation is that Coffee is on me.
Hey Dad, Let me put your mind at ease – This is not a photo shoot, I will not tell you where to stand, what to do, where to look. I am just in the room to help you be there for your lady, I am there so you can put your phone away knowing that there will be pictures and memories will be taken care of. The photographs are mainly of your lady and the process of your child entering the world, the only photographs I will take of you is your hand on her head, hand, back, the moment you saw your baby and the way you looked at him or her. That’s it – BUT I am also there for you, to answer your questions about what is happening, to support you and make sure you are ok. after all someone needs to be there for you too. You are important, however, my one rule is that if you faint, ill take a picture first and then help you.
My role is to be part of your birth story, not just an extra person in the room. I am telling your story for friends and family who can’t be there but I will also be a trusted comfort and support to you in the room.
—————————————————— On a side note ————————————————————-I am a founding member of the CAPE TOWN BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION (CTBPA) and a proud member of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHERS (IAPBP). which means that 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 association members 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 set up an appointment with them to ensure that I can be there for you.
So what’s next?
Let us meet for coffee (or whatever baby wants on the day) and make sure that I am right for you and your birth team,
– GALLERY –