Why would you choose birth photography and film? Well, quite simply for exactly the same reason you'd hire a wedding photographer - to professionally and beautifully document a truly life changing and never-to-be-repeated incredible event.
My photographic approach is photojournalistic and purely documentary in style. I aim to be invisible and silent, intimately yet unobtrusively documenting your unique birth story exactly as it unfolds. There is no posing and no direction, simply highly-emotive, intentional and authentic story-telling, capturing all the moments and raw emotions during life's most incredible event that you'll want to remember forever; birthing and meeting your beautiful baby.
Moments captured are chosen by each client, however usually include your power in labour; support people; details within your birthing space; baby's delivery; your ecstatic ‘I did it’ moment; the raw emotions of meeting your baby for the very first time; baby's first feed, measurements, meeting siblings/other family members for the first time; and all the cuddles and quiet, intimate moments as a new family.
Birthing hormones work best when the mother feels private, safe and unobserved, and I strongly believe in preserving and ensuring an undisturbed and intimate birth space. This is why I prefer using non-flash photography relying on my highly-skilled low-light techniques, to ensure my presence doesn't alter or affect the ambience and experience of your birth.
Document the most powerful, transformative & emotional moment in your life... Meeting your child for the very first time. Re-live your birth story & create an heirloom for your family.
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$3750 + GST
$3000 + GST
$2250 + GST
BIRTH SESSION PRICING
INTIMATE YET UNOBTRUSIVE visual story-telling
Sydney Birth Stories Birth Photography & Film Packages include:
Sydney Birth Stories Photography and Films are available for all Sydney hospitals, C-Sections and home births.
I provide discounts for families in crisis, surrogates and single mothers. Credit cards welcome and payment plans available.
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I'd be honoured to document your birth story
EVERY SESSION TAILORED UNIQUELY FOR EACH CLIENT
ON-CALL & AVAILABLE 24/7 UNTIL BABY'S BIRTH
COVERAGE FROM LABOUR UNTIL 2HRS POSTPARTUM
CREDIT CARDS WELCOME & PAYMENT PLANS ACCEPTED
GALLERY DELIVERED WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS
Cinematic Birth Films
all those precious details REMEMBERED forever
“We 110% recommend working with Alisia! When attending our homebirth, she was so incredibly respectful and so good at her job that I literally barely noticed her when I was in the depths of labour. Seeing the gallery of photos really told the whole story of our bub’s birth and it is so amazing and special to have this milestone captured. Everyone that has seen the photos, has absolutely loved them! Alisia was a really special and valuable part of our birth team and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again for future births and family shoots!” - Emma
“When my wife first discussed a birth photographer i was unaware that was even a thing and very sceptical to have another person in the birth process. I couldn't have been more wrong, through the whole process Alisia was amazing and my mind was soon put to ease right after the first meeting. Now looking at our amazing photos i couldn't even imagine not having them and will definitely be getting them done again next time round.!” - Jarred
"I hired Alisia to photograph and film my home birth. She was wonderful! From first contact through to photo and film delivery, she was professional, caring and went above and beyond. Throughout the birth she was everywhere and nowhere all at once - never intrusive but always capturing the most special moments! We are beyond thrilled with the end results, it’s so special to have these memories for life. I just wish I’d booked her for my other two births!" - Jade
"Alisia is a gorgeous soul. I knew before we’d even met that she was the right girl for the job, the way she spoke about the birth process was absolutely in line with the kind of birthing space we were aiming to create. We had a home birth and my husband was worried about introducing more people into our space but Alisia was as quiet as a mouse and totally discrete, I had no idea she had even arrived until after I birthed. I love Alisia’s style of photography - pure and natural birth captured with the most professional eye. Highly recommend!” - Sophie
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'On-call' means I am available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until your baby is born. I stay locally in Sydney, I don't go on any holidays, I have my nanny booked to take my kids if need be, and I ensure I am ready to drop everything to attend a birth at any moment.
So, if a client needs me at 3.03am, I will immediately respond and attend their place of birth to begin documenting their story.
What does 'on-call' mean?
Everyone is unique and has different preferences, so I always tailor my photographic approach to each individual clients requests. In our catch up, we will discuss in detail what you feel comfortable with. and what you may not want captured. Some clients request no nudity, some request nothing too graphic, and others want all the details. I will always respect my clients wishes and requests.
What if I don't want certain things captured?
That's perfectly fine with me. In fact, I encourage it!
As a non-flash photographer, I have invested in the best-quality professional equipment that allows me to capture high-quality footage in the darkest of environments. I can rely purely on ambient light within the room (ie candles, fairy-lights, or a dim lamp), but will always ensure lighting is adequate for best results.
What if I want to birth in the dark?
I promise my clients they will receive their complete gallery within 4 weeks of their birth, although I often deliver before this time. I also send 5-10 edited sneak-peeks to use as a birth announcement within 24hours of baby's arrival.
When will we receive our photos?
"My husband was worried about having extra people at our birth, but Alisia was as quiet as a mouse and totally discrete - I had no idea she was even there until I was holding my baby"
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