Birth Photography

Lifestyle Newborn Hospital Photography { Woking Guildford Surrey }

"Welcome 48" Documentary Newborn Photography Session - What is it? 

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This is a photography session for families who want the first hours of their newborn’s life captured but not have the birth/labour documented.  I come to your hospital/birth centre/home after your baby is born and capture the story of your newborn at just a few hours or days old!

Photographed within 24-48 hours of your baby’s arrival, these documentary sessions perfectly capture the details of these first precious moments that you want to remember forever - tiny feet, milk spots, eyelashes, yawns, first tears, cuddles, a sibling meeting their baby brother/sister for the first time, alongside the details of the room, flowers, hospital bracelet, hospital blanket, momentos and most importantly, images of both parents together with their little one - neither one hidden behind the camera!  

The post-delivery time when you are bonding with your child is something to be cherished. This documentary lifestyle session takes place when emotions are still high and everything is brand new: there is so much going on in those first few days, a whirlwind of treasurable firsts that should be captured - I aim to photograph these moments and feelings for you, creating tangible memories that can be held dear forever. 

It’s different to an at-home newborn session - there will be no props or posing, just beautiful organic moments - lifestyle photography at it’s core.

How does it work?

I’m on-call around your due date, ready to come to your place of delivery or your home when you’re ready for me. The session takes place during daylight within the first 48 hours of delivery and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. I will present an online gallery of high-resolution edited images with a combination of colour and black and white edits. 

Enough chit-chat - let me SHOW you what these session images look like!…

Meet THE most adorable baby girl - at just 1 DAY OLD! I travelled to St Thomas’ Hospital the day after she arrived, capturing the proud parents, their beautiful baby girl and everything that made up their story...

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I cover birth photography, in-hospital and at-home newborn photography sessions in Woking, Guildford, Chobham, Weybridge, Cobham in addition to Chertsey, Kingston, New Malden, Thames Ditton, Esher, Twickenham and the surrounding areas! I specialise in documentary lifestyle photography - natural moments with real emotions. 

Much Love, Susie x

All Images and Content Copyright © Susie Fisher Photography 2017, All Rights Reserved

Susie Fisher is a Woking based on-location photographer, photographing newborns, babies, children, families, children's parties and events in Woking, Guildford and the Surrey surrounds.

Birth Photography: it's a thing - an amazing thing. {Woking Surrey Photographer}

When I tell people I do birth photography, many screw their faces up with bewilderment and ask why on earth women would want their labour captured. In short, to say the images are immensely powerful is an understatement - they offer parents a tangible record of their child's birth, their first breaths, the very first moments of meeting their newborn! I document the specific details of the day, all the little subtleties that make up their birth story that can typically go unnoticed during the intense and emotional labour process and which can quickly be forgotten. The different stages of the birth are captured, the very first minutes of the baby’s life are documented - without parents having to think about taking photos themselves, allowing them to be fully present in the moment

At the start of the year, I began offering my services as a birth photographer in Surrey and I’m so excited to share with you the images from one of my first birth photography sessions:

Back in March, I captured the birth of Siobhan’s third baby boy, Ailbe Fox, at West Middlesex University Hospital, Queen Mary’s Maternity Unit, in the Natural Birth Centre. Siobhan is a Mum to three boys, a hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company. She also writes the blog The Double Mama. She currently offers hypnobirthing classes in London and Devon. Yes, she is superwoman!

So, what's this all about? Why are people choosing to have a professional photographer, a stranger(!), at such a private event?

I asked Siobhan...

Q: Why did you choose to have a birth photographer?  

"I had the most beautiful magical home birth with my second baby. It was Christmas time and he was born in front of the Christmas tree. It was a picture-perfect scene. My only regret is that I have only one photo from the day. The photo was taken by partner moments after I gave birth and although I treasure it, it's quite out of focus and not exactly well-framed. I knew then that if I were to have another baby I would definitely get a birth photographer to attend. People don't think twice about booking a photographer for a wedding because it's a special day that they want to remember forever. In my opinion the same goes for birth. It's the most important day of your life and you're usually so preoccupied with being in labour and actually birthing the small human that your memories are pretty hazy. I wanted to have my birth documented so that I could always look back on my photos and remember what an incredible time it was."

Q: How do the resulting images make you feel? 

"I am so so proud of the photos I have of my third baby's birth. They show what a calm, serene and beautiful birth it was. I love to share them because I want other women to know that this is what birth looks like! Not the drama, and often horror, you see on the telly. Birth can be beautiful and I'm so happy that I have photos to prove this."

Q: Would you recommend having a birth photographer? 

"Absolutely 100 million per cent! Hand on heart I can say you won't have any regrets. Does anyone ever regret having photos?! Susie was amazing and so discreet that I wasn't even aware she was in the room. If inhibitions are stopping you, know that by the time you are giving birth and are in the zone, you will feel a lot less inhibited. Plus you can always wear a bikini top in a birth pool like I did!"

A selection of images from Siobhan’s Birth Story: 

* PLEASE NOTE - this gallery exemplifies Siobhan’s story - she opted for a dark room lit only by LED candle light - every birth story is different and the resulting images are impacted hugely by the amount of light in the room. The darker the room, the grainier the images will be. I only shoot with available light during these sessions to ensure there is no distracting flash lighting. Birth photography is documentary photography - everything is captured exactly as it is, nothing is moved or altered and post-processing of the images is kept to a minimum to ensure the images truly reflect the story.

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The Maternity team at West Mid Hospital were truly amazing - I watched on with oodles of respect for them as they calmly ensured the safe arrival of this little boy. Ailbe Fox was born at 3.36pm:

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I offer birth photography in Woking, Guildford, Chertsey, Kingston upon Thames, Twickenham and surrounding areas in Surrey - hospitals/homes/birthing centres that are within roughly 40 minutes drive of me, to ensure I can get there to capture the story and little ones arrival! 

You can read more about my birth photography here.  

Any questions or comments for Siobhan or myself, please post below!

Much love, Susie x

All Images and Content COPYRIGHT © Susie Fisher Photography 2016, All Rights Reserved

Susie Fisher is a Woking based photographer, photographing births, newborns, babies, children, families, children's parties and events in Woking, Guildford and Surrey in addition to Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond & Twickenham.