This session is simply a gift from me to you in honour of my baby boy born at 25 weeks.
I want to help families bond, help mothers to breastfeed by seeing images of their baby while pumping at home and capture the miracle of this terrifying journey. Feedback from the families I photograph brings me to tears. At such a scary time in their lives they are so grateful to have precious images to look back on.
Sessions are 30 to 45 minutes long in order to capture the details and family photographs without disturbing other babies and families.
I come to the hospital as a guest of the parent. These sessions are free of charge to families of babies under 32 weeks gestation. The best images will be edited and downloadable from a secure online gallery in one week. I do not touch the baby at all. I take photos of the baby in their bed, their tiny toes/fingers/lips/hair, photos of the parents with their baby, photos of siblings if suitable and photos of cuddles if possible. We work around your baby's needs and can reschedule if need be.
Parents must sign a full release. Your session may be blogged to share the work I do for NICU families so that others can learn about it and also benefit. Only details that are shared will be provided approved by the parents beforehand.
Here is teeny tiny Chelsea, she was born at 28 weeks. Dad said she was roughly 850grams as she was weighed with blankets at first. She is now 38 days new. We were lucky enough to capture her gorgeous litle face during her 3 hourly cares which is normally covered up by her CPAP tubes and hat. She has beautiful squishy lips like her Mumma and so much hair!