“I am a mother of 3, and I had the pleasure of getting Victoria to photograph my last birth. I had always wanted, and tried, to get some images of such a beautiful time, but despite my best efforts, my few photographs from my previous births didn’t capture everything that I wanted them to.
I did wonder what it would be like to have a photographer at my birth, whether it would spoil the atmosphere, or feel awkward. After speaking to Victoria before the event, I knew that if at any time I felt uncomfortable, that she would respect my privacy, so I had nothing to worry about.
When Victoria arrived I was surprised at how easy it was to forget she was there. She had her equipment at the ready, and didn’t have to do anything that caused any disturbance whatsoever. During our birth, Victoria stayed in the background, slowly moving around without a sound. At times it was easy to forget she was even in the room.
When I got to see the images, I was absolutely thrilled. Without even feeling like I had a photographer at my birth, I ended up with a set of the most beautiful images. I got to see my baby as she was pulled out of the water, the way she looked up at us just after being born, her first breastfeed. These are not only images that I will treasure forever, that I can share with my daughter, but they are also beautiful enough for me to want to put on my wall.
None of my previous photographs would be worthy to display, but the images from Victoria will be proudly shown off. I will get to see them on my walls and re live one of the most beautiful moments of my life every day. To me that will bring an incredible amount of joy. I am so grateful for Victoria for coming along, for giving me this gift, and for the gentle way that she did her job to allow me to get on with my birth.”