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A Beautiful Baby Boy Born – Adelaide Birth Photographer

A beautiful baby boy enters the world in a calm, supported and drug free way through the Flinders Medical Centre, Midwifery Group Practice, South Australia.

You may remember this stunning mother who had a maternity shoot at Grange Beach with me…

Adelaide Birth Photographer - Maternity Sessions

Adelaide Birth Photographer – Maternity Sessions

Well here is the journey that brought her new son into her most beautiful family.

Love and light to this special family who hold a beautiful space in my heart.

And a few newborn shots to finish the story for this family 🙂

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SA Emerging Photographer of the Year, 2013 Finalist – Adelaide Birth Photographer

WARNING – GRAPHIC BIRTH IMAGE

Okay, here it is! The image that won a Silver with Distinction at the SA Professional Photography Awards this week.

This beautiful baby girl was born in Adelaide at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, in a room full to the brim with specialists and support people. Her heart condition meant this sweet baby girl would be rushed to NICU for treatment and would undergo heart surgery in Melbourne as soon as possible. The midwife’s hand over the baby’s heart, guiding her into the world as the baby cries with vigour symbolise the spirit and journey of this little girl.

I am absolutely honoured, not only to have been invited to be one of those people in the room and to have captured this moment for the mother, but that this mother was so thrilled to share this photograph with the world! As with the ability to reflect on profound experiences with the help of imagery, I know this image has helped the mother deal with the birth journey she endured. To me this shot is so incredible on so many levels.

Birth Photography is an amazing genre that has an array of heartfelt things to offer us. It really isn’t all about the shots of a baby coming out and a part of me gets annoyed about this stigma (which I’ve now possibly added too by sharing this image with the wider community). Birth photography is about the journey, the lead up, the individuals involved, the emotions, struggles and joys, and how that’s all put together. It’s about documenting the beauty of life at its most vulnerable yet powerful point. I love every minute of what I do and how it honours women.

This image is now on exhibition!

2013 SAPPA Exhibition

The AIPP SA division invites you to view all of the images that scored a silver with distinction award or higher.

Where: National Wine Centre, Hackney Road, Adelaide.
When: Official Opening 6:00 – 8.00pm Monday 15th of July.

Exhibition can viewed from Friday 12th to Friday 26th of July.

Adelaide Birth Photographer

Silver with Distinction Award – Documentary Category, South Australian Professional Photography Awards 2013

The following shots are also Award winners from this and last year’s SAPPA’s.

Newborn Session with Frankie – Adelaide Birth Photographer

A gorgeous newborn session with a family who invited me to also capture the birth of this beautiful baby girl a week earlier. Meet Frances Olivia – also known as Frankie! This was a very relaxed affair, a far cry from the typical posed newborn sessions. It’s an extension on the same photojournalist style that has become what I’m known for through my birth photography. This is the real deal, and I LOVE it!!

My humble thanks to Erin and Nick for their time and support. xxx

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Journey To The Beginning – Birth Photography

I am a birth photographer. If there was one aspect of photography I could do alone, this is it – this is the genre. It’s wholeheartedly my passion, it quenches my maternal, artistic, emotional thirst. I put my life on hold whenever I’m called to do this work – 24/7 I’m on call. I never know how long I’ll be away from my family. I will travel around the corner or to other states to do this type of work. There is no greater reward for any other job I’ve ever known. It’s not a job – it’s like being a mother – it’s just something you do and love and need. Every time, it’s different. Every breath, you’re in the moment. Every tear you cry is real and nothing else could be more honest.

When main stream media run an inadequate news story on a topic I’m passionate about, one that holds so much power and emotion for all those it touches, I get upset… But I have faith that those who really know the meaning behind capturing births won’t be swayed by narrow-minded ideals.

Visit: www.adelaidebirthphotographer.com.au