This is My Journey
Motherhood can be difficult, hilarious, beautiful and wild.
In 2015 my life was changed when I had my first child.
My transition to motherhood was a complicated, yet incredible experience. I had focused so much on the labour and birth of our beautiful daughter that I hadn’t for a second thought about what would come next. Three days after she was born, I turned 30 and the oxytocin high I had been riding came crashing down. The baby blues hit me hard. Outwardly her birth was textbook, but inwardly there was much that I still needed to process and it took a good six months before the haze started to lift. During this time I was drawn to empowering images of women birthing their babies. Real images of mothers in front of the lens. The love, the hugs, the messy, the complicated. I realised that these are moments that need to be remembered.
When I fell pregnant a second time, the first thing I did was hire a birth photographer. This time, I didn’t need the photos to process any trauma. Instead they were a way for me to preserve the memory, the way my fresh newborn son's face looked as he took his first breath, how my midwife supported me, and the strength and vulnerability of my husband. It was an investment that was priceless.
Motherhood can be difficult, hilarious, beautiful, wild – and every moment is worth preserving. Let me help you piece together your journey.