Leicester newborn photographer
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY - £999
Your birthing photography package includes:
Consultation before the session
A free maternity photoshoot with a large 12x8 lustre print (worth £85)
A free newborn photoshoot with a large 12x8 lustre print (worth £115)
Inspirique being on call 24/7 for 4 weeks, 2 weeks either side of your due date
Unlimited time with you through labour until baby arrives
Editing and retouching of your final photographs to the highest standard
All birthing digital images on a keepsake USB (worth £600)
A high res image slide show with music on a keepsake USB (as shown above)
Referral scheme to earn £25 to spend at Inspirique with each friend you recommend for any service
ABOUT YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY
Let's be honest, labour and birth is not pretty, it's not fun and it's very messy, so why would you possibly want to share that intimate, and somewhat embarrassing moment with a stranger, and more importantly - photograph it! Well, because it's absolutely worth it! And we won't be strangers for long, and certainly won't be after. Bringing a life into the world is a miracle, and it should be captured. Although you're the highlight of the show, you will actually miss most of it. All of my clients say how much of a blur the whole experience was, and I'm sure you will feel the same. If you've already had a child before then you'll know what I'm talking about too. So by having these photos, it will serve as a reminder, a memory, a keepsake, you will always have these to look back on and experience it all over again (minus the pain) and that's truly irreplaceable.
When photographing a birth, my aim is to be as discreet as possible, I won't interfere with anything that's going on. I will stand out of the way and capture the moment from a distance rather than try and be another birthing partner, as that's the last thing you'll need I'm sure. However, if at any point you need me to help you in any way, I will be there as an extra pair of hands as well as documenting the amazing event. But once you book, we will chat about boundaries in more detail. As you can see in my images, they can be quite graphic. Some couples don't mind me capturing every detail, whereas some prefer me to stay at the head and not get intimate images, this is totally your choice and again it's to be discussed upon booking. Where graphic areas are photographed, your dignity is my top priority (although I'm sure that'll go out of the window when you're in labour anyway). All images are displayed in a classy way, either covered, darkened or blurred. Your final images will never show you in a way you wouldn't be comfortable.
I don't just photograph the baby entering the world, I document the build up to that. The relationship between you and your birthing partner, the love, the pain, the emotion, the relief, and finally the ecstasy of seeing and holding your beautiful baby for the first time. I capture every detail from start to finish, the small things that you may not remember, but are all part of the adventure. I will be with you from around 5-6cm dilated, up until around an hour after baby has entered the world.
I will be on call for 4 weeks, 2 weeks either side of your due date, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I will be 100% dedicated to receiving the call. I will not book any other session into my diary during this time so I am ready to run out of the house and get to you as soon as possible. For this reason of not being able to carry out any of my other services (maternity, newborn, baby and cake smash photography), my birth photography diary is very limited. I can only schedule in 3 per year maximum, so booking me early is essential. After your 20 week scan would be ideal. My usual diary books up months in advance to last minute requests are not always possible, but get in touch and I'll see if we can work something out.
I do ask for a non refundable retainer of only £250, the full balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to your due date. But I offer monthly instalments to help make things more affordable. If you cancel your birth photography within 8 weeks of due date, your additional payments to the deposit will be returned to you. Please be aware that the deposit is a non-refundable retainer and the deposit payment is legally a non-refundable retainer payment as renumeration for other work that is lost as a result of the retained date. In the very unlikely event I have to cancel, I will pay you back the deposit in full. I have up to the due date to refund you.
AFTER THE SESSION
A newborn photography session is included within your birth photography package, so I will be seeing you again very soon. When you come to your newborn session (1-3 weeks later), I will hand over your USB of the labour and birth. You can either watch this during your session as I'm photographing your wonderful new arrival, or you can take this home with you and enjoy it as a private moment.
The images are kept on Inspirique's main hard drive for 3 months. After this 3 months they may be deleted so please ensure you have purchased any photographs before this time frame is up.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding your birth photography, if your question isn't listed below, or if you'd like to discuss something in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.
When do I need to book my session?
Please please please do not leave it until late pregnancy, spaces are very limited and I would hate to have to turn you away. Your birth package can be booked anytime after your 20 week scan, earlier the better to avoid disappointment.
How do I book?
A non refundable retainer needs to be paid to secure your booking. I will provisionally hold your dates for 24 hours without payment but after this I have the right to give it to somebody else as sessions are very limited. Once the retainer is paid, I will clear my diary for 2 weeks either side of your diary.
Will my images be private?
I understand this is not like a 'normal' session where I share images on social media, and there certainly won't be any live videos! This is an intimate moment for yourself and the close people you choose to see. I only ever share birth images online with permission from the parents, and your photographs will remain confidential unless agreed otherwise.
Do you only photograph vaginal births?
I am more than happy to photograph both vaginal births and c-section births, both are just as beautiful. However there are strict rules when it comes to cesareans which are out of my control. If you have a planned c-section, you will need to ask permission from the hospital if they will allow a photographer in theatre before booking me. If you are hoping for a vaginal birth, you will need to again check with the hospital/ midwife about what would happen if you had to have an emergency c-section. It's always at the discretion of the hospital/ midwife/ surgeon.
Do you photograph home births?
Absolutely! Wherever you decide to have your baby, I'll be up for it.
How long will you be there for?
This all depends on how long you are in labour, I never expect to just pop in, I'm there for the long run. The price is the same no matter if it's 1 hour or 20 hours. I will stay with you for a short while after baby has been born, and then leave you to enjoy being new parents alone.
What areas do you cover?
My usual go-to hospitals are St. Mary's Birth Centre Melton Mowbray, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General, Nottingham Queens Medical Centre & Nottingham University Hospital. For home births, I cover anywhere in the local area, Leicestershire, Charnwood, Rutland, Nottinghamshire usually. I can travel further afield, but the further away you are, the longer it will take me to get to you. The postcode in which I'd be travelling from is LE12 7NW if you'd like to check the distance.
Full balance must be paid before the birth is photographed.
The canvases, prints and albums are add-ons only, and can only be purchased once you've bought a package.
Price covers travelling to local hospitals and homes.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
"Me and my partner had Jade during the birth of my son she was so professional I didn't even realise she was there half the time she even helped when I needed it. Jade was so nice to both of us and I would highly recommend her to anyone and the sideshow she put together was just amazing brought back all the feelings and emotions I had during my partners labour" - Leigh
"Jade came a photographed the birth of my son this week, she was absolutely amazing and I really can't thank her enough for capturing such a special moment for us that we will never get the chance to relive. Didn't even know she was there half the time but also a great help to. Would definitely recommend any sort of shoot with her, so professional and so glad to have met her" - Jess
"We had never considered birth photography until Jade mentioned it during our maternity photoshoot, we were a little unsure at first as it's quite an intimate moment you don't want to be shared. We chose to proceed and we are so glad we did. The photos we have are amazing, I cannot tell you just how much love we have for them. I was on all sorts of drugs and these photos help me piece back the miracle that happened that I would have otherwise forgotten. I cry every time I watch the slideshow as it brings back so many memories for me. Worth every penny!" - Emma
"Jade photographed our first born as a newborn and during the photoshoot I was telling her how much I couldn't remember from my labour, which saddens me, even now. She told me to consider birth photography for my next one, and I did! We hired Jade for our second child and yet again, the labour was a blur to me but it doesn't matter this time round as I have the photos to remember the special moment. I so wish I'd done this with my daughter, I regret not knowing about it. But I have this for my son and nothing can take that away. If you are unsure, just do it. You will adore having them images. I promise you!" - Sarah & Matt
It is not possible to book your birth photography directly online due to extremely limited availability, so please contact me here.