Not just birth photography. Not just a birth film.

Adding me to your birth team isn't as scary as you might think. I'm a quiet and calm presence in your birth space and I only ever bring good energy with me.

 

I will help you to feel supported, empowered and comfortable. And the best part is, I will take artistically beautiful photos and film that you will love and cherish forever.

 

Births are a journey. They're also stories.

 

I would love to be a part of your story. 

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Why hire me as your birth photographer?

I've been where you are.

I'm not just a birth photographer and videographer - I'm a mother as well.

I've experienced birth and all of its sensations, somehow different yet universal. 

And I've experienced the regret too. 

Like many new mothers, I didn’t realise all the moments I would miss until months after my first baby was born.

 

Because everyone was so focused on supporting me during my birth, I have no photographs.

I didn’t make that same mistake again and I don’t want you to live with the same regret.

Why choose to have a birth film?

The fluid motion of a birth film can add that extra experience to documenting your birth journey.

 

Watch the incredible water birth of Grace at the Family Birth Centre in Subiaco.

Your Experience Matters

Let me walk you through the expirence of hiring me to document your incredible birth journey.

01 

Conception ~

After we’ve been in touch, we may have a catch up over the phone or in-person. This depends largely on what you’re comfortable with and what questions you have.

 

Birth is incredibly intimate, so I want to make sure that our energies flow. This phone call also helps me get a great idea of how I can best document your birth. This is your journey and that’s how I want to tell it.  

If you like we can then organise a time to meet in person. These meetings can last anywhere from 20 minutes up to 2 hours depending on what we talk about. I love being transparent with my families, so please feel free to ask me anything. I only take on 1-2 birth mama’s a month so I don't risk missing your birth. 

02

Pregnancy ~

Once you’re ready to book, I will email you a link to your online portal where you can complete a short questionnaire, review and sign your contract.


I know hiring a professional birth photographer can be a significant financial investment. This is why you can make payments weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly. You know what works for your finances and your family.

 

I'm here to support a financial plan that works best for you. All that's required is a $500 deposit to hold your birth spot with the remainder spread out over your pregnancy and postpartum. I also offer payment plans through PayRight which offer you 12 month interest free plans from when you're 37 weeks.

03

Birth ~

During the third trimester, we’ll meet in person again (or for the first time). I don’t want you to feel like I’m a complete stranger when I arrive at your birth! By that point, most of the plans for your birth will have taken shape, and that’s a good time to go over those, plus any specific requests or last minute questions you may have. We’ll also review when and how to contact me when labor begins.

Once you hit 38 weeks I officially go on call for you, day and night, until you give birth. I love to be kept updated during this time, text messages are great but I do prefer to have at least two phone calls, once when you think you're in labour and again when you ring your midwife to attend your birth.

 

My theory is if it’s intense enough for the midwife, it’s intense enough for my presence as well. This really helps me to arrive in enough time. We all know how unpredictable birth is, so this is my cheat sheet to follow instead of dilation.

 

Once your babe is earth side I stay for ‘golden hour’ and document all those beautiful firsts.  

04

Postpartum ~

Within 24-48 hours I send through a minimum of 3 hand edited digital images to keep your oxytocin flowing.

 

In approximately 6 weeks following this you will receive a minimum of 100 hand edited digital images via an online password protected gallery.

 

You'll have access to your online gallery for up to one year. You can download as many times as you like during this time.

 

If you have selected a package with prints you can then choose your 50 beautiful 7x5 inch prints for your unbound album. These will be ready approximately 4 weeks after your final selections are made.

 

They are lovingly wrapped in black silk ribbon in a vintage coral print box and then placed delicately inside a keepsake glass box to share with generations to come.

Let's get to know each other!

 

Fill out the questionnaire below

or simply email me at hello@ambermay.com.au

KIND WORDS

"During my labour Amber was a quiet, calm presence in the room. Both my partner and I have said how she seemed to give off an energy in room that made us feel supported and empowered, you can tell she was born to work with birthing women. The icing on the cake was receiving our photos. I expected the photos to be beautiful but I didn't expect her to capture moments in such an artful way. I have looked at our album everyday since our son was born and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with Amber. Birth photography with Amber was the best money I have ever spent, I cant recommend her services enough!"

—  Hannah, Perth Western Australia