documentary birth and newborn PHOTOGRAPHY

in Ipswich, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and beyond

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Oh, hey mama! If you've made it to this page then I'm guessing your life is pretty exciting right about now!

If you're looking for someone to capture the beautiful moment you give birth, or are looking for a photographer to capture your little ones first hours, I'd be completely honoured. 

Whether you're pregnant or have just given birth.... Congratulations. I'm already a silent cheerleader for you - mothers are incredible beings, aren't they?

I offer birth photography in Ipswich, Suffolk (and close surrounding areas), however,  my 'hello world' documentary newborn shoots happen all over Ipswich, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

"Emily shot the birth of my 2nd child, and the photographs are incredible. She was so respectful of my space and my needs, and it was an absolute pleasure to share the experience with her. She's a beautiful human too, great fun to be around. Thoroughly recommend, especially if you're looking for birth or newborn photography."

- Rosi

newborn photography

hello world

I offer a documentary approach to newborn photography - an at-home or in hospital service, photographing your beautiful new baby's first hours.

My 'Hello World' shoots were born (excuse the pun) after I had so many mamas-to-be get in touch, not wanting their labour photographed, but still wanting their baby photographed in a documentary style very soon after birth.

I get that birth photography isn't for everyone - as a mum myself I know that the birth space is sacred. Though that doesn't mean you have to leave yourself with only the choice of plain images from in-hospital photographers (cough, overpriced..cough) or snaps you've taken on your phone. Hello World shoots happen within the first 48 hours of birth to document those beautiful, fleeting early moments.

Session fees are from £75, then once you've seen all your lovely photos, you can choose what you'd like. Get in touch for my brochure!

I only take on up to 4 'Hello World' shoots per month and I'm on call for the weeks around your due date. You call me once baby is born, and I will then arrive as soon as I possibly can or as soon as you would like me to - whether that be immediately to photograph things like baby being weighed or if you prefer to wait a little, up to 48 hours afterwards.

I don't bring any lighting or other invasive equipment with me, so my arrival on to the maternity ward or your home is completely unobtrusive, just as if I were a friend arriving to congratulate you! I'll stay with you for up to 2 hours and photograph all the little details - babies button nose, tiny fingers and toes, dozing happily or being fed.

Once you've booked in, I'd love to meet you for a cuppa if you'd like, so I don't feel like a stranger to you when I see you after the little ones arrival.

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gift vouchers

I frequently get asked about gift vouchers so people can club together for a mamas-to-be's baby shower. A gift they'll still be in awe over 20 years down the line when their little one is not so little anymore... Vouchers are valid for either a 'Hello World' shoot with 48 hours of birth or an at home session before 8 weeks old.

A voucher that's redeemable for a documentary style 'Hello World' newborn shoot or a general newborn shoot at home within 8 weeks of birth. A gallery to choose what they would like to purchase, plus up to 3 minutes of beautiful video footage set to music included in their package. 

photo & film vouchers

A voucher that's redeemable for a documentary style 'Hello World' newborn shoot or a general newborn shoot within 8 weeks of baby being born. After the session, the family can choose what they would like from their gallery. In addition, you can also choose to add on a £ credit to their voucher to be used for their gallery images.

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