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 Birth Photography

Professional Birth Photographer, Alyson Brimecombe

Capture your baby's only birth day

Birth photography is a very special way to document and capture this special time for your growing family. It frees up Dad, Grandma or the friend who is there for moral support and allows the birthing team to be there to fully assist Mum while the photographer acts like a fly on the wall capturing your newest soulmate is welcomed earthside. It is more of a photojournalistic approach to photography and never has to mean explicit crowning shots. The photos are essential to have and treasure and reflect upon when the days come and go and the memories fade. A baby is only born once. You only get one chance at capturing those moments; the first breath, the first cry, the first gaze at mum, the first reaction from siblings, the first bath, the very first kiss. You deserve to celebrate this time and make this a truly and remarkably wonderful experience you shall NEVER forget… and if you do forget, don’t worry, you got it captured!

None of my clients have ever regretted having a birth photographer present, and in fact, they believe the birth of their child is more important than their wedding day.

My birth photography regret

One of my biggest regrets is not having a birth photographer present during the birth of my two children. They were moments in my life I will never get back, and like a wedding day, the birth of your child is high emotion on all levels, and the process of the birth is beautiful to me, and I’m always in awe of how amazing our bodies are.

I always make sure I capture photos of my children's birthdays and birthday parties, but I missed the boat on celebrating their original birth day and their very first birthday party.

It’s this personal regret and passion for the birthing process that makes me so committed to offering this service to women.

I’m an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer and a PPAQ Certified Professional Photographer. I’m also a member of Birth Photographers Australia and the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.

There's nothing like that first moment you meet your newest soulmate. Birth videography by Kuya Bunso Photography.

 

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How to book a birth photography session

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

From January 2016, all birth photography sessions will now be rebranded as 'Welcome Earthside'. Please visit the Welcome Earthside website.

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I encourage and invite all prospective birth clients to interview me before they make their decision to book, because I firmly believe that you need to be comfortable and 'click' with your birth photographer. I know for myself, I wouldn't have wanted someone documenting my journey that I wasn't comfortable with, or had never met before.

A non-refundable booking fee of $200 is required to secure your birth coverage by Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography, and this is deducted from your chosen celebration package. Please use the contact form below for more information about the service and products I offer birth photography clients in Brisbane and Ipswich. 

I give each client the care and due attention each KBP client deserves, thus, I only accept a limited number of birth sessions per month. The booking fee includes being on call 24/7 from two weeks before your due date, until your new soulmate is born and my attendance from confirmed active labour until approx 1-2 hours after baby is born, to document your babymoon.

Why hire a birth photographer?

Just as your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event, the birth of your child/ren is no different, and my clients agree that the birth of their child is more important than their wedding day. Hiring a professional birth photographer means that your support people are 100% there for you, living in the moment with you, sharing the experience with you. There is no other feeling in the world than the first hour of a babymoon, meeting your newest soulmate for the very first time. Birth Photography reunites you with the moment you became a parent, and the love story that has just begun. It is the ultimate gift of love for your child. Because of the sacred birth space, the low light environment, birth photography is a highly specialised field. Great birth photographers understand it is not a point and click situation, but a quiet, unobtrusive documentary process utilising skill, specialised equipment and flattering angles [no, really!] to create the memories you will treasure forever.

Do you photograph the whole birth?

Because birth photography is shot in a documentary-style, I photograph your journey from labour to the first hour or two of your babymoon. If you do not wish for me to photograph the between-two-worlds moments of your child\'s birth, then I wont. I discuss with you before-hand what you want me to photograph and what you don\'t. I do however advise my clients to think clearly about what they would like photographed and what they do not want photographed - as you can always exclude the images you don\'t want, and you don\'t ever have to look at them if you don\'t want to, but you can never go back and get them if you ever change your mind in the future.

When should I book you?

As soon as you think you might be interested in booking me, I recommend contacting me. Because of the nature of birth photography, I limit the number of birth bookings per month, to ensure each client gets the care and attention they deserve. A pre-booking consultation needs to be scheduled so that we can meet each other, and discuss your birth plan and what you want from your birth photographer.

Will the hospital allow you to photograph my birth?

Most hospital birth suites are open to allow a birth photographer in, however it is best you check with your chosen hospital before you hire me. I will contact your hospital prior to your birth to ensure they have a copy of my Public Liability Insurance, if they do not already have a copy. I do however, recommend you include in your birth plan and discuss it with your hospital / midwife that you will have a birth photographer present.  

There are times when a birth photographer will not be allowed to photograph - and those are times of intervention by staff, and in some cases, c-section deliveries at public hospitals (c-section deliveries in private hospitals do allow birth photographers in, however, it is at the discretion of your Obstetrician).

What kinds of births have you photographed?

I have photographed both home and hospital natural births, planned c-sections in both private and public hospitals.

Which areas do you cover?

I cover all Ipswich, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Logan and Redlands hospitals, and their catchment areas for home births.

When should I call you?

I give you my private, personal mobile number, which is always on me, and I assign to your number a special ringtone, so that I am aware that it's you who is calling or texting me. I ask that you contact me as soon as you know you are in labour, even if you are still at home, even if it's at 2am in the morning. I keep in contact with you throughout the day / night, to see how your labour is progressing.

Do you post photos of my hoohaa on the internet?

Every single birth image on my website and Facebook pages, was first approved by the client. Absolutely nothing goes on my website without your approval first. And if you say no, that's totally okay. I am well aware that this is your journey, not mine, and am respectful of your wishes.

Are there any days you are not available to be on call?

Yes. I am not available to be on call on my children's birthdays - these are the 10th January and 17th March. Thank you for understanding.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes. I offer discounts on the session fee for maternity and newborn if booked with a birth photography session only.

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Aly is an Accredited Professional Photographer with the AIPP and a Certified Professional Photographer with the PPAQ. She is also a member of Birth Photographers Australia.

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Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography is Ipswich, Queensland's premier birth photography specialist, giving her clients a one of a kind experience that is real, inspired and genuine. Aly from Kuya Bunso Photography's work has been featured internationally on 1X, Bored Panda, BeLovely You and Hitched.com.au. Aly is an experienced birth photographer, and has photographed c-section deliveries, home births and hospital births around Ipswich and Brisbane, including The Wesley Private Hospital, North West Private Hospital, Ipswich Hospital and the Mater Mothers Hospitals.

Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography covers births from Ipswich, Brisbane and Toowoomba regions.

Alyson Brimecombe of Kuya Bunso Photography is an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, a Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers Association of Queensland,  a member of the International Association of Birth Photographers and a member of Birth Photographers Australia.