Birth Stories

Birth Stories

For those open to a birth shoot, it’s not about the graphic elements most people envision, such as close-ups of dilation or spread legs. It’s about capturing much more — your parents in the waiting room, the zone that the mother enters, the raw emotions in the room, and so much more. Trusting a birth photographer guarantees that these unique moments are not lost in time.

I cherish my role as a birth photographer beyond words; it’s a continuous journey, adapting to the ebb and flow of life. Most importantly, it’s an honor. Being a part of and capturing the miracle of life for the families I serve is a source of profound joy and gratitude.

Location:

Melbourne & Greater Victoria

Extra Sessions Priced At:

$1500

Birth Priced At:

$5000

The Beautiful Wait

Let’s dive into the good stuff, capturing the excitement leading up to the big day, including those sweet baby bump moments. We can do this either at home or head to an outdoor spot that’s meaningful to you. It’s all about preserving the excitement and anticipation of becoming parents and the incredible changes your body is going through. And let’s not forget, this is a pretty big deal. It’s the most substantial, mind-blowing transformation you’ll experience. You’re also evolving into a whole new and remarkable version of yourself. If you’re expecting, you’re probably already nodding along, right?

The Beautiful Wait

Let’s dive into the good stuff, capturing the excitement leading up to the big day, including those sweet baby bump moments. We can do this either at home or head to an outdoor spot that’s meaningful to you. It’s all about preserving the excitement and anticipation of becoming parents and the incredible changes your body is going through. And let’s not forget, this is a pretty big deal. It’s the most substantial, mind-blowing transformation you’ll experience. You’re also evolving into a whole new and remarkable version of yourself. If you’re expecting, you’re probably already nodding along, right?

The Birth Experience

Here’s the deal: during such an intense experience, your brain tends to pull a bit of a memory wipe stunt, all thanks to a wild adrenaline rush and hormone cocktail. That’s where I come in. I’ll be there to capture more than just the pinnacle moments – from the waiting room to active labor, the birth itself, and the moments that follow. I’ll be present through it all, with just the right amount of presence to preserve this incredible experience for you and your loved ones.

The Birth Experience

Here’s the deal: during such an intense experience, your brain tends to pull a bit of a memory wipe stunt, all thanks to a wild adrenaline rush and hormone cocktail. That’s where I come in. I’ll be there to capture more than just the pinnacle moments – from the waiting room to active labor, the birth itself, and the moments that follow. I’ll be present through it all, with just the right amount of presence to preserve this incredible experience for you and your loved ones.

The Fresh Session

In our third session, we’ll be capturing your new role as parents and the lightning-fast changes in your little one’s appearance. It’s nuts how quickly these bubs grow. You’ve got around ten short weeks to soak in that newborn magic before boom, the chapter’s closed. The phrase “they grow too fast” is just too true! 

In our 3-hour session, we’ll focus on your new normal, from morning routines to the cozy evening wind-down. Playtime, feeding, bath time, and snuggles in bed – that’s what it’s all about. During these first few weeks, you might not even notice how quickly it all passes. But before you know it, it’s back to work, and things continue to accelerate. You’ll definitely want to hold onto this time, just as it is, with your newly-formed family.

The Fresh Session

In our third session, we’ll be capturing your new role as parents and the lightning-fast changes in your little one’s appearance. It’s nuts how quickly these bubs grow. You’ve got around ten short weeks to soak in that newborn magic before boom, the chapter’s closed. The phrase “they grow too fast” is just too true! 

In our 3-hour session, we’ll focus on your new normal, from morning routines to the cozy evening wind-down. Playtime, feeding, bath time, and snuggles in bed – that’s what it’s all about. During these first few weeks, you might not even notice how quickly it all passes. But before you know it, it’s back to work, and things continue to accelerate. You’ll definitely want to hold onto this time, just as it is, with your newly-formed family.

You're bound to have questions!

Without a doubt, a shoot like this calls for a high level of trust, and I know you’ve got questions—I’ve got answers. It’s time to fire up the conversation.

  • 2 magical days making memories with these legends in Sydney
  • New website drop!!

The team and I have been busy behind the scenes building a brand new digital home to share some of our favourite stories and experiences. 

A space where adventure is the vibe, the journey is the reward, love is celebrated and epic stories are born. 

Hit up the link in my bio so we can document the experiences that matter most to you. Plus, while you’re there discover some behind-the-scenes facts about yours truly. 
#websitelaunch #aboutme #newbranding
  • “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld
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  • Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. 
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“In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott
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  • @j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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  • “The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco
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#heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane  #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
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  • If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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2 magical days making memories with these legends in Sydney
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New website drop!! The team and I have been busy behind the scenes building a brand new digital home to share some of our favourite stories and experiences. A space where adventure is the vibe, the journey is the reward, love is celebrated and epic stories are born. Hit up the link in my bio so we can document the experiences that matter most to you. Plus, while you’re there discover some behind-the-scenes facts about yours truly. #websitelaunch #aboutme #newbranding
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“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld
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Me too Karl, me too! 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” — Karl Lagerfeld . Me too Karl, me too! . . . . . . #melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
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Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. 
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“In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott
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#photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyart #photoart #coolphoto #photoftheday #photographerlife #photoposes #photoaday
Pat + Sam drenched in the last rays of the day. . “In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.” - Richard G. Scott . . . . . . #photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographysouls #photographyart #photoart #coolphoto #photoftheday #photographerlife #photoposes #photoaday
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For reals, get weird!
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#positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #motivationalquotes #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbournephotographer #adventurephotographer
For reals, get weird! . . . . . . #positivevibes #inspirationalquotes #lifequotes #motivationalquotes #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbournephotographer #adventurephotographer
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@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings  during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula 
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#photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
@j.smithh__ soaking up summer on set for @visitvictoria at @albathermalsprings during a summer campaign showcasing Mornington Peninsula . . . . . #photographyaddict #photographylovers #photographyy #photographyyy #photographyislifee #photographeroftheday #photographyislifeee #theschoolofphotography #photography101 #photographylover #picoftheday
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“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco
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#heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane  #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
“The people who make you smile from just seeing them, those are my favorite people.” – Koi Fresco . . . . . #heyheyhellomay #TogetherJournal #TheLane #StyleMePrettyweddings #PolkaDotBride #ModernWeddingMagazine #CosmoBride #HoorayMag #TheBridesDiary #RealWeddingsMag
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Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
Erica’s fall wedding details 
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#melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
Erica’s fall wedding details . . . . . #melbournewedding #melbourneweddings #melbournebride #melbourneevents #melbourneweddingphotographer #melbourneweddingphotography #australianwedding #melbournephotographer #weddingmelbourne #melbournestyle
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If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record.
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#newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
If it means something to you, if it’s part of your story, let’s get it on the record. . . . . . #newbornphotography #maternityphotoshoot #newbornphotographer #melbournematernityphotography #melbournematernityphotographer #newbabyphotographer #newmum
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