A DAY THAT CAN NEVER BE RECREATED

YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME MOMENT DOCUMENTED FOREVER

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT, IT'S AN INVESTMENT IN CAPTURING ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE. AN INVESTMENT THAT WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE VALUABLE OVER TIME.

IF THERE'S ONE THING THAT IS CERTAIN, IT'S THAT THINGS DON'T ALWAYS GO TO PLAN, BUT NO MATTER WHAT THE JOURNEY I WILL BE THERE TO DOCUMENT IT ALL.

Birth Photography with Stacey Lake Photography

STACEY LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS WELLINGTONS LEADING BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER

WHY CHOOSE STACEY LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY?


I BELIEVE CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, AFTER ALL THEY WILL BE PRESENT DURING THE MOST INTIMATE, EMOTIONAL AND MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE.


I HOLD SOME IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES, KNOWLEDGE AND A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT SETS ME APART FROM MANY OF THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE REGION. I HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING BIRTHS SINCE 2015 AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I AM TRULY PASSIONATE ABOUT.


NOT ONLY AM I AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY (NZIPP), I ALSO BECAME AN ASSOCIATE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE NZIPP IN 2020.


BEING A MUM TO TWO BEAUTIFUL TEENAGE CHILDREN, I TOO HAVE EXPERIENCED TWO VERY DIFFERENT BIRTHS, MY FIRST BEING A WHOPPING 10 POUNDER!

NO DOUBT WHEN YOU MEET ME YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT TO BE POSSIBLE!


I HAVE INCREDIBLE FAMILY SUPPORT WHICH ENABLES ME TO BE ON CALL FOR YOUR BIRTH, AND ALLOWS ME TO LEAVE AT THE DROP OF A HAT SO THAT I DON'T MISS A THING.

I ALSO HAVE AN INCREDIBLE BACKUP PHOTOGRAPHER JUST FOR THAT EXTRA PEACE OF MIND.


I AM ALSO HONOURED TO HAVE BEEN A VOLUNTEER FOR HEARTFELT NEW ZEALAND, AN INCREDIBLE ORGANISATION OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS DEDICATED TO GIVING THE GIFT OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES TO THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED STILLBIRTH OR HAVE LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS.

FOR THIS I BELIEVE YOU NEED TO BE A SPECIAL KIND OF PERSON, SOMEONE THAT IS CARING, GENTLE, EMPATHETIC AND SUPPORTIVE IN NATURE.


THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ME AS YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER, IF YOU FEEL LIKE I WOULD BE THE RIGHT PERSON TO CAPTURE YOUR BIRTH PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW AND I'LL BE IN TOUCH.

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FAQ

WHAT DOES YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDE?

A.MY PACKAGES INCLUDE ALL THE EDITED DIGITALS FROM YOUR BIRTH IN BOTH COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE.
I ALSO OFFER AD ON'S SUCH AS BEAUTIFUL HEIRLOOM ALBUMS. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON PRICING AND PACKAGE OPTIONS.

DO YOU OFFER COMBO PACKAGES FOR MATERNITY/BIRTH/NEWBORN?

A.ABSOLUTELY, I OFFER BOTH MATERNTIY AND NEWBORN COMBO'S TO YOUR BIRTH SESSION AT A DISCOUNTED RATE. PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU WISH TO GET MORE INFO ABOUT THESE PACKAGE OPTIONS.

HOW SOON SHOULD I BOOK IN?

A.ASAP. BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY I WILL CLOSE OFF UP TO THREE WEEKS FROM MY SCHEDULE TO BE ON STANDBY FOR YOUR BIG DAY. THIS MEANS THAT I WILL BE ON CALL FROM THE WEEK BEFORE YOUR DUE DATE UNTIL BABY ARRIVES, THIS CAN SOMETIMES BE UP TO TWO WEEKS AFTER YOUR DUE DATE.

HOW DO I BOOK?

A.PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DUE DATE SO THAT I CAN CHECK MY AVAILABILITY. I ONLY TAKE LIMITED BIRTH BOOKINGS PER YEAR.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

A.DON'T LET FUNDS HOLD YOU BACK. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A SESSION FEE UPON MAKING YOUR BOOKING, THIS WILL PUT ME ON STANDBY FOR YOUR BIRTH AND WILL SECURE THE DATE. FROM THERE THE REMAINING BALANCE OF YOUR PACKAGE WON'T BE DUE UNTIL YOU'RE 37 WEEKS PREGNANT...THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE SMALL WEEKLY/FORTNIGHTLY PAYMENTS RATHER THAN HAVING TO PAY A LUMP SUM ALL AT ONCE.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH EVERYTHING?

A.MY JOB IS TO DOCUMENT THOSE INCREDIBLE MOMENTS THAT UNFOLD INFRONT OF ME, WHILST ALLOWING YOU TO FOCUS ON THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR NEW BABY WITHOUT DISTRACTION. REMEMBER, THIS IS ALL ABOUT YOU!
WE WILL MEET EACH OTHER BEFORE THE BIG DAY TO GO OVER YOUR BIRTH PLAN AND TO DISCUSS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO CAPTURE, SO THAT WHEN I ARRIVE DURING LABOUR I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE TO POSITION MYSELF AND WHAT IT IS YOU WANT ME TO DOCUMENT.

WHAT IF MY LABOUR IS REALLY QUICK?

A.IF YOUR LABOUR IS QUICKER THAN IT TAKES ME TO GET TO THE HOSPITAL, YES I'VE HEARD THIS CAN HAPPEN! I WILL STILL CAPTURE ALL THE MOMENTS ON MY ARRIVAL SIMILAR TO WHAT I WOULD DO FOR A FRESH 48 SESSION.

WHAT IF I END UP HAVING A C-SECTION?

A.DUE TO REGULATIONS, I AM UNABLE TO BE PRESENT DURING A C-SECTION, I WILL HOWEVER BE RIGHT OUTSIDE AS THIS IS A GREAT TIME FOR ME TO CAPTURE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF THE OPERATING ROOM, AS WELL AS ANY IMPORTANT MOMENTS THAT YOU MIGHT BE MISSING WHILST IN RECOVERY. ONCE YOU ARE OUT OF RECOVERY I WILL BE THERE READY TO CAPTURE ALL OF THOSE FIRSTS WITH YOUR BRAND NEW BABY.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET THE PHOTOS?

A.IT USUALLY TAKES AROUND 7-21 DAYS FOR YOUR FULL GALLERY TO BE SENT TO YOU. HOWEVER I USUALLY SEND OUT ONE OR TWO IMAGES WITHIN A DAY AFTER THE BIRTH IF YOU WISH TO USE IT FOR YOU BABY ANNOUNCEMENT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

A.PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AND I WILL ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.