“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
― Jane Goodall
I have been working with Canterbury District Health Board for the past five years in my role with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and more recently as the South Island Representative for Heartfelt NZ. I am now an Approved Visiting Professional within the CDHB primary care birthing units.
I’m proud to be the only hospital-approved birth photographer in Canterbury. I understand the importance of confidentiality, CDHB’s social media guidelines and safe work practices. I operate under a strict code of conduct under the Birth Photographers Association.
My practice as a birth photographer is much more than just taking photos. I bring support for the family as well as the LMC or midwife on duty. I have been there to hold legs, hands, cold flannels, grab ice and cups of tea.
Recently I studied with BirthWorks International and attended the Doula course held in Christchurch. Whilst I am not a practising doula, deepening my knowledge supports my craft as a documentary photographer. I have also completed an Optimal Foetal Positioning workshop with Cathy Daub to further develop my knowledge.
My clients sign a consent form to allow my presence and photography during their birth and a copy will be provided to you for medical records. I can also provide a signed copy of my Code of Conduct.