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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?
"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."
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.
I believe everyone should be able to afford a 'Hello World' shoot, so I keep costs super low to cover just my time. Prices include all your digital edited images. Gift vouchers are available for baby shower gifts...see below!
Photography only: £175
Photography plus a beautiful 'Hello World' film: £275
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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Birth is a such a powerful experience to be present at, I'm so in awe of the strength of each and every mother that I've been with during labour. It sounds a little cliche, but it's utterly an honour to be welcomed in to the birth space with open arms. I've stayed in contact with every mama whose birth I've photographed - I think it's impossible to get to know someone before a birth and be present during such an intimate experience and not forever have a bond!
I offer birth photography at Ipswich Hospital and of course home births in Ipswich too. I do also work in the surrounding Suffolk and close Essex areas, so feel free to ask if you don't live in Ipswich! We meet beforehand so we really know each other and you're completely comfortable with me and I'm on call 24 hours a day in the weeks around your birth. I only take on one birth per month, so you get completely dedicated care.
If you're a mama due in 2018 - I'm offering my 'Hello World' shoots all year long! I'd love to photograph your new arrival in their first hours. However, due to the fact that I'm expecting our second child in June 2018, I'm not able to take on any more actual birth photography clients until 2019... only 'Hello World' shoots for now... Find out more about these, above!
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 series of 40+ digital images are included, as well as up to 3 minutes of beautiful video footage set to music.
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. 40+ beautiful digital images are included and presented on a USB.