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IAPBP Image of the year Competition 2017

Bringing together photographers to celebrate birth This year I decided to enter into the International association of professional birth photographers annual competition. I don’t expect to win or even be placed there is just SO much beautiful and raw talent out there! With over 600 hundred entries this competition is fierce! But what I do love is how this competition brings together photographers from all over the world to celebrate the beauty and realness of birth. Over the last few weeks while we have all been deciding which images to submit all I have seen is absolute support and celebration in …

Intimate Maternity Session in London

Women never cease to amaze and inspire me with their absolute strength and beauty and I mean the kind of beauty that comes from within, from being kind, open and generous of heart. I was recently introduced to Felicity as she and her husband were looking for a birth photographer and I instantly fell in love with her gentle and loving personality. She welcomed me into her home and her family and chatting to her I felt like we were kindred spirits! I had a serious girl crush! She described herself as ‘boho with a side of Prada’ which is …

Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas from us to you! 2016 has been a huge year of growth for me and Tree of Life. I formally launched my birth photography brand this year in the spring and started taking bookings for birth photography only. I have been very happy to see the bookings coming in and also so grateful to every family who invited me into their birth space to document such a momentous occasion. Making the switch to only shooting birth, maternity and mothering sessions as a photographer in Kent, London and Sussex has been an exciting direction for me and one that …

The Birth of Anastasia

Supermoon | November 13th 2016 | London Some people say that babies often come on a full moon and although it is an old wives tale I have witnessed it to be true as a birth photographer and Doula. Sometimes its a few days afterwards. As we approached the super moon this November I just had an inkling that a baby would be coming that weekend… and I was right! I got the call from Felicity around 11.30pm, her waters had gone and she was having some pretty good surges. We agreed that she would call me back in about …

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY ~ So what is it all about?

Birth photography is becoming increasingly more popular in the UK as people become more accustomed to recording more and more of their everyday lives on social media. We document our meals, our children, our holidays our good times and even our bad times in images. Instagram is a really great way of documenting and sharing our everyday in images whilst also being able to network and promote a business.   Most people do not baulk at spending £2000+ on a photographer for their wedding day, as lets face it getting married is one of THE most important days of your lives …

The Birth Of Violet ~ July 26th 2016

I got the call early on a Sunday morning from Katherine telling me things had started. We decided as her last birth had been reasonably quick that it was a good idea for me to head over and see how things went. When I arrived she was working through regular strong surges beautifully and I was glad I had decided to come when I did. Around 20 minutes later baby Violet made her quick and speedy entrance into this world! It was a true honor to be Doula and Photographer at this birth and to support Katherine and Michael on …

5 reasons why a doula is for every birth..

  Have you heard of hiring a Doula for your birth before? Do you know what a doula is? Most people think I am saying I’m a dealer when I tell them what my job is which gets some strange looks… a doula pronounced doo-la is a woman (usually) who provides continuous physical and emotional support to women and couples though pregnancy, birth and the post natal period. Doula’s do not have to have any professional training (although most of us have) as we are considered a ‘lay’ person. We do not take the place of a health care professional …

This beautiful family stole my heart today

I had a beautiful amble through Beckenham place park this morning with this lovely family. These two cheeky boys made me smile the only way we got smiles was to resort to lavatorial humour now I know how to make little boys laugh!  

Love for my daughter

Can I just share how much I love this girl. My beautiful middle daughter so sensitive and strong at the same time. I’m still working daily on honoring you and loving you just the way you are which is sometimes hard when you remind me so much of myself ❤️ the clumsiness the sensitivity and the urgent need for attention are the things I remember so clearly and things I used to be ashamed of. So that stops here with me as there is no shame in that. There is only the beauty of you and every imperfection is what …