Birth Photography is a true speciality and there is no one more qualified and experienced at this genre within Australia, than Victoria Berekmeri. With ongoing experience documenting births since 2012, and multiple national and international awards for her work, Victoria has helped raise the standard of capturing this amazing event. She runs workshops teaching others birth photography in Australia and overseas, and has performed keynote presentations on birth photography both locally and internationally over the last 4 years.
After securing your birth photography booking, a special Maternity mini-shoot will be planned during pregnancy, providing an opportunity to capture a few professional images of your growing bump, and discuss your unique journey and expectations.
24/7 on-call coverage for the weeks surrounding your due date ensure flexibility to attend your birth at any time, day or night. Victoria also has hand picked back-up photographers on standby if you so desire, to safeguard coverage of your event. Back-up photographers are very rarely required, but are an important aspect of providing this professional service.
Documentary coverage of labour, delivery and post-partum stages, are customised to tell your unique story at home and hospital locations. Generally, documentation will begin once labour is considered “established” up until 2 hours post delivery. Every birth is different however, and timing is very flexible.
The documentation of birth in the hospital setting is subject to hospital policy and staff permission. You will be provided with letters to forward onto your care-provider indicating your request for professional birth photography. It’s important for care- providers to see that birth photography is a consumer driven service, and valued as a birth choice.
In the event of a Caesarean Section, photographic documentation can not be guaranteed and is subject to hospital and staff approval. Certain hospitals and care-providers are more accepting of birth photography in theatre than others. It’s important to discuss this issue prior to booking photography.
Planned Caesarean Sections at the time of booking are now offered at a reduced rate of $1700 due to the lack of on-call time applied.
While you enjoy your Babymoon, you’ll receive a short announcement slideshow featuring selected images from your birth journey, to share online within 3 days of your shoot.
Once you are home and settled, Victoria will offer you a viewing of your digital collection at your convenience. Your high resolution digital collection will then be prepared along with any other products you may wish to order, with delivery within 4 weeks of this viewing.
Below is an example of the birth announcement slideshow, which is perfect for sharing on social media to announce the news of your baby's arrival. Thank you to Amanda and Jarrad for allowing me to share their slideshow!
"Why Victoria … well with a reputation as the best in the business I knew she was the one to capture a photographic journal of the intensity and beauty of the much anticipated vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) of my daughter Chloé.
Victoria understood and respected my birthing wishes and whilst I barely noticed her presence in the labour room she somehow managed to capture the most raw and deeply personal images of my efforts and emotions on the day. From labour to crowning to those first precious bonding moments, Victoria captured it all.
Through her pictures I’ve been able to piece together my birth story with details that I simply wouldn’t have remembered had it not been for photographs showing the journey that I went through. The slideshow continues to bring tears of joy to my eyes. I am eternally grateful and will treasure these images forever."
~ Amanda Schenk 14th March 2017