Hi, My name's Ash, I'm registered midwife working out of a public hospital in Melbourne's West. Along with my passion for midwifery, I have a love for photography. I have grown to prefer working with natural lighting, scenes and subjects. So it makes sense to combine both my passions and experience to document the most natural process; that being the birth of new life. (which to this day after 4 years as a midwife, still takes my breath away!)
I also want to do my part as a midwife and try to help change how the general population perceive birth and bring back a focus on childbirth as a normal life event. I understand there are several services out there that may offer more experienced photographers but I believe that my foundation as a midwife will allow to me capture those crucial moments and I appreciate that birth is special and a part of your life's story.
So I was wondering if all you mums and mum's to be out there (or even dads, they're important too) could give me some very invaluable advice/information on whether pregnancy/labour/birth and post natal photography is something that would interest you, your wants, desires, and any ideas that may help me work best with women and their families during their child bearing journey to capture precious moments and memories in time.
At the moment I'm still getting my head around all of the businessy side of things, but once sorted I will be offering free photography for a few births to get my portfolio up and running. If you're interested and think it may appeal to you or someone you know in the future please don't hesitate to contact me!
These were by no means professionally shot photos but just a few family happy snaps I thought might be worth showing to outline my style: