Tell us more about yourself and how you started photography?
Photography has always been a big part of my life. I used to be a full-time optometrist and spent every spare moment of my working day reading about cameras, lenses and light and following my favourite photography blogs & then taking photos on weekends.
I never really 'clicked' that I can do it professionally until one of my close friends commented 'why don't you just start a business?'
The birth of my first daughter fuelled my passion for capturing newborns, babies, kids and families & my business started in full swing!
Why did you become a registered Birth Photographer?
I am pretty sad that I didn't have a birth photographer at either of my daughters' births. If I knew then what I do now, I would've definitely booked one. Back then I didn't even really know it existed.
I am absolutely in love with the genre & have made it the central core of my business.
What is your favourite part of a birth?
Everything! I love capturing the raw unscripted emotions while still looking for beautiful light in a mostly sterile hospital environment.
Witnessing the birth of a baby and a couple becoming parents is so special!
What is your go-to gear for a birth?
I have a Canon 5d Mark 3 and my go-to lenses are my trusted 50mm and a 24-70mm
What would be your biggest suggestions for someone wanting to become a birth photographer?
Always respect the hospital & Dr's rules and protocols.
Become part of a network and ask & learn as much as you can before you go in for your first birth.
Always have your bag ready.
Be prepared to become addicted!