The most profound, powerful, overwhelming, amazing thing you will ever do. So much emotion, so much strength, so much love.


The moments I capture at a birth are timeless and incredible, a perspective you can never see yourself. I will come to your place of birth and stay one to two hours after baby arrives, to record the special first cuddles and moments. I take documentary style images that record the story of your baby’s birth in a discreet quiet manner.


Your Birth Story includes unlimited photography at your place of birth (as long as you need!) up to two hours after the birth, high resolution files of 60-150+ custom edited images, a careful selection of heartfelt images in a slideshow set to music (perfect for sharing). As an optional extra beautiful albums or photobooks are available.


Your Birth Story …… $1490

first breath … first look … first kiss …


“I’m nervous about having someone extra there when I’m giving birth”

This is such a common and understandable concern. Birth is so personal and intimate and it may seem unnatural to have an extra person present. My philosophy is to be as invisible and unobtrusive as possible, so that you barely notice I am there. Having given birth four times myself and been present at many births I am sure that you will be so caught up in the experience of labour that everything else around fades away as you focus on birthing baby.

When should I book you?

As soon as possible, I take a very limited number of bookings to ensure I available 24/7 from 38 weeks onwards, so I book up quickly. Feel free to enquire about availability for your due date.

When will you come? How long do you stay?

As soon as you are confirmed in established labour (around 5-7cm dilated) I will come, and will stay until an hour or two after baby is born.

What if my labour is super long?

I’ll stay! No time limits so there is no time pressure on you.

I don’t want my birth posted online…

I completely respect the personal and private nature of birth photography, and will never post anything online without your express permission.

Where do you cover?

I cover births at Waikato Hospital, Waterford, River Ridge, and home births. I am happy to travel within an hour of Hamilton, travel costs may apply.

“We feel absolutely honoured and blessed to have such a beautiful account of our sweet wee Poppy’s arrival to this world – Jodi you are amazing!!!! Your photos are just absolutely beautiful – we can never thank you enough!!!” ~ Angie Millar

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Award winning portrait photography in Cambridge + Hamilton, NZ,

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