Baby Bumps + Birth Meetings

When people contact me about documenting their baby’s birthing day the first thing we do is set up a meeting to chat and get to know each other a little more. After we chat we do a little complimentary mini maternity session. This gives you a feel for what it’s like to be in front of the camera and allows you to see yourself in my images before you commit to having me document this momentous time in your life. There are no retakes when in comes to birth so you need to be confident in who you are trusting to document such a life changing experience.
I always recommend you contact me early, like as soon as you realize you want your birth documented, because with the nature of this type of photography I can only take 2 births per month and I need to keep them spaced by 2 weeks to be fully confident that births won’t overlap. This means my birth schedule is often booked up. However, if you contact me last minute when you are nearly full term, there’s a chance I can fit you in because sometimes the mama who is booked for the same time you are due already had her baby which opens up the spot. For example, the first family featured below was my early March mama, and baby was born yesterday! So, if you are expecting your baby between now and mid-March and are looking for a birth photographer, you are in luck because a spot has opened up! Contact me ASAP!

Now scroll down to see a bunch of recent mini maternity sessions at different stages of pregnancy (and different times of the year). Most of these babies have been born, and some of these babies are still cozy in the womb for just a little bit longer.


38 weeks

(See also: Their 2017 Maternity session)

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40 weeks

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16 weeks

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27 weeks

(See also: Arya’s First Birthday)

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34 weeks

(See also: Their Birthing Day)

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37 weeks

(See also: Their Autumn Mini Session)

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27 weeks

(See also: Their Birthing Day)

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17 weeks

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Please view the maternity gallery to see more adorable baby bumps!
To see Birth Stories, head on over to the Birth Gallery.

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Maternity Sessions Before The Big Day

When people contact me about documenting their birth, I always suggest we get together! It's good to meet, get to know each other a little bit. We chat about your expectations and desires and chat about my process and the experiences I have had. Then we take a walk around the neighbourhood and snap a few photos.  I think it's nice to get a glimpse of yourself through my eyes and to do a little run through before fully committing to having the biggest day of your life documented. I want you to be sure of your decision, and I want you to feel at ease about me being there, and trust that I am capturing your day perfectly. More or less, I want to make sure we're a good fit. I am 100% there to document your day, but it's not uncommon for me to grab water, or hold a leg, or help put on slippers, or just cheer in the background because with birth, you gotta roll with it! Birth is beautiful and kinda unpredictable. If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram you'll know that I am pretty passionate about birth. I believe that all women should be given more control and more information about their own birth and more support in their options. I wholeheartedly support all women in their birthing choices, so whatever happens, whatever you decide, I will support you.

These 5 sessions below are people I met with pretty recently. Three of these couples have had their baby already and 2 have not. Jesleen is due over the holiday season, and Sandra and Pawel will be parents any day now!! So send all those birthy vibes their way! 

 

Jesleen

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Sandra & Pawel
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Kim & Mark
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Tuyen & Edward
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Aala & Ahmed
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Please view the birth gallery to watch a bunch of beautiful birth stories!

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