Why hire a Melbourne birth photographer?
HAVING IMAGES CAREFULLY DOCUMENTED WILL ENABLE YOU TO RELIVE YOUR EXPERIENCE UNTIL THE DAY YOU PASS ON YOUR IMAGES TO YOUR BABY TO RELIVE IT FOR YOU.
Piece it all Together
BIRTH HORMONES NATURALLY TRIGGER US TO FORGET THE EXPERIENCE. LET ME PIECE IT TOGETHER FOR YOU.
Let your partner support you
LET YOUR PARTNER HAVE BOTH THEIR HANDS TO TOUCH YOU AND NOT BE DISTRACTED WITH A CAMERA. THATS MY JOB.
Meet Lacey Barratt.
your birth junky
For the last 5 years Lacey has not only created a stir with her controversial images promoting womens rights, but she has also cemented herself as one of this country’s most talented and outspoken birth photographers.
Lacey has been known to be unapologetically raw. She encapsulates the depths of the human soul in a single still image. Lacey has even been known to post herself nude up next to Kim Kardashian…why not? Ballsy and emotionally attached, Lacey strives to have women empowered through her imagery.
Do you want to birth on your terms?
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Don’t let finding a birth photographer be difficult. It can be daunting, scary, or even intimidating. Let me simplify it all for you. When you book with me, we have three main things to do.
- We have a chat over the phone where I get an idea of your birth plan and how I can best document such a monumental time for you. We talk extensively about the feeling you want to feel and therefore, the space and energy you need for me to hold for you.
- We organise a meeting where I meet both you and your partner. I want you to feel my energy and ensure it is the right energy for your space.
- We then proceed with a contract outlining the finer details, followed up with a questionnaire and deposit. This is a quick cheat sheet for me to have easy access to everything I need to know to adequately document your birth.
My goal is to not be a fly on the wall, but to rather find your energy and slot right in. I don’t want you to think during this time.
After Baby is Born.
Once you have your baby, the experience isn’t over there. Within 24 hours, I will text you approximately 10 images of your birth for you to view immediately. Keeping oxytocin high is crucial to prolonging your baby moon birth high! I aim to have an entire gallery delivered to you within the first 10-14 days of birth. Once you view your images, I will place an order of up to 100 time stamped archival matt art printed images to help you piece your birth story together. This will be delivered approximately 8 weeks after completion of you gallery in a stunning hand dyed silk ribbon with all high resolution images supplied on a USB.
I make it a priority to maintain a relationship with all my clients with phone chats, coffee/play dates, and text messages. Being apart of such a sacred space is so important to me, that I not have a revolving door, but rather an ongoing relationship with each and every single one of the families I shoot.
Happy Client Stories...
When my wife told me she wanted a photographer to capture our daughter’s birth, I was completely against it. To be honest I couldn’t think of anything worse! I thought it would be completely invading, and awkward. But my wife went ahead and booked Lacey in any way. I never met Lacey, as I work away in the mines. So my wife planned everything, and just told me the day of labour to contact her when we were in the delivery suit. I had no plans to either, but Tilly had already let Lacey know she was at the hospital while labouring. So Lacey eventually rocked up, and we checked with Tilly if she still wanted to invite her in; which she did. And I’m so glad she did! Lacey was professional, out of sight and out of mind! I forgot she was in the room! No flashing of the camera, or her getting in the way. Eventually when all was over Lacey quietly let herself out, and thanked us for letting her be a part of the birth. A few days later she came over to our home and displayed all the photos, and a video. The whole time I was fighting back tears! The only regret I have now is that we didn’t have Lacey out our son’s birth. But we will be having her again with our third. What she captured, is priceless and I would pay top dollar without blinking an eye! You get what you pay for, and Lacey still went above and beyond! Thanks again Lacey, you’re a champ!
We had Lacey document our homebirth in Jan this year. She fitted in perfectly… very discreet and not in my face trying to get the perfect shot all the time. The photos we received were absolutely amazing and captured the labour and birth of our daughter perfectly. We will treasure our photos for many years to come. Thank you, Lacey xxx
Best decision I made having Lacey to photograph the birth of my bub. She was with me the very first minute of my labour, and stayed with us almost 24 hours of labour! Lacey did an excellent job with all the photos captured all memories that we will forever cherish. Also my heartfelt thank you for being my support person and for all your help and advice. That day wouldn’t be as easy as it seems without you there!
Thank Yoooou heaps!
Having the birth of our 3rd daughter documented by Lacey was the best decision we could have made. My daughter was born at home and Lacey intuitively captured the natural feel of the birth in which I labored with my husband’s support while our children went about their day cared for by their Nanna.
Lacey knew exactly what moments to capture. Her images of my children’s expressions of ‘pure joy’ as they watched their sister being born where incredibly moving, and they were moments I was unable to see for myself at the time. The magical photos of my daughter being born and her first moments as she opened her eyes are images that will always evoke strong feelings of love and joy for us and take us right back to that moment.
Lacey’s presence was totally unobtrusive which was perfect for a birth and she took care to use natural light rather than flash photography, making her presence even more discreet. I was barely aware of Lacey while I labored and birthed my baby, as were my midwives and family.
We will be forever glad that Lacey was able to attend the birth and take such spectacular images for us at one of the most important events for our family. Thank you Lacey xx
Can’t recommend Lacey enough! She was professional, kind and helpful throughout my whole labour 🙂 even though last minute I had to get a c section she went out of her way to let my partner capture the photos of my sons birth and we couldn’t be more grateful. Loved all my sessions I have had with you and can’t wait until my next newborn session. love all your work xoxo
Lacey the job you did for Krystal & Ben was not only beautiful, you are a beautiful person to have in the delivery room. A grateful mum.