Your birth story matters

Calling all expecting mums in Melbourne

Those fierce, raw moments as your work harder than ever to bring your baby into the world. That very first moment you see your baby, hold them, feel their tiny little bodies against your own. Those memories, despite their gravity, fade too soon. 

I’d love to help you preserve those memories with professional photography of your birth.

What if…

– you could relive the beauty of your birth, without worrying about the details fading

– enjoy professional photos that capture those moments beautifully and artistically

– not have to worry about making sure your partner has their phone out to take snaps, and just enjoy the moment

Hi there, I’m Emily,


and I offer birth photography for mums just like you! 

 Giving birth can be one of the most empowering and life defining moments you will ever experience. It was for me. And although I remember snapshots from the birth of my two daughters, everything is pretty foggy and vague now. I know how important memories are, they’re a big part of what shapes us. But when you have a those birth hormones racing through your body your mind is not great at holding onto the details. 

When I gave birth to my eldest daughter I didn’t even know birth photography was a thing. All I have are a couple of iphone snaps my husband took a few minutes after my baby girl arrived. They’re fine, but they don’t tell the story of how it happened, and they certainly don’t show the feelings that were in the room that day. 

Then when my youngest was born I had heard about birth photography, but never got around to booking someone. I instead asked my mum to snap a couple of shots since she was going to be there anyway. Poor mum, who is not a camera person, got handed a camera in manual mode and had no idea, so the photos she snapped were almost completely washed out. 

I wish I had some photos of those days. Photos that helped me remember just how fierce and powerful I felt in those moments. The explosion of love as I held my babies for the first time. The look on my husband’s face as he witnessed my strength. 

I would love to help you capture these moments, so you can relive them on the days were you might forget just how powerful you are.



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Emily was SO lovely, I highly, highly recommend! She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable (I am *really* uncomfortable having my photo taken!) and the photos came out just beautiful. Would absolutely not hesitate to book with Emily again, she is an exceptional photographer!

– Lauren

WOW – what an amazing job Em has done!!! She is a creative genius!!! Her style is gorgeous and captures beautiful candid and natural photos of your loved ones. We cannot wait to book in for a full session next year. Thanks Em x

– Steph

We loved our experience with Chapter and Song Photography. Emily’s relaxed, creative and playful approach enabled us to feel comfortable and enjoy being photographed. Our three little children’s unique personalities were beautifully captured. We love the end results and will treasure these gorgeous photos.

– Ange

So, what does birth photography even involve?

– I’ll be on call for your birth from 38 weeks to 42 weeks. That means whenever you go into labor, night or day, you call me and I answer! 

– I stay at your birth for as long as it takes for your baby to be born, and up to two hours after to capture those first cuddles.

– You’ll receive an online gallery with 80+ edited images for you to download, keep and print.

– You’ll have some of the most special moments of your life frozen in time, ready to be relived over and over.













During this model call I’ll be offering a couple of



$150 Voucher towards a newborn session

If you’re selected for this model call as a bonus you’ll receive $150 voucher to use towards a newborn session up to 14 days after your baby is born. 


$100 print credit to use in your gallery print store

If you’re selected for this model call you’ll also receive $100 print credit that you can use towards prints, canvases or albums in the gallery print store, that you’ll be able to access right from your online gallery.

Sounds great, so what’s the investment?

Well firstly, it really is an investment. Having these photos to look back on, for your kids and grandkids to look back on, that is something that will only grow more valuable with time.

Normally my birth packages start at



However if you’re selected to participate in this model call you’ll receive everything at a steep discount!

birth photography
model call

On call 24/7
From 38 weeks
until baby is born

I stick with you
from active labour until
1-2 hours after baby is born

80+ digital images
delivered via online gallery
for you to keep, share and print

*bonus $150 voucher towards
newborn session

*bonus $100 print credit

Normally $2240

Successful model call applicants will pay only


*payment plans available

Only ONE spot LEFT at this price










What does it mean to be a birth photography model?

What is a model call?

A model call is a photography term that refers to a client receiving a discounted session, in exchange for signing a model release that allows their images to be shared by the photographer on their website and social media in order to advertise their services.

In this case that means you’d be asked to sign a model release and in exchange you’d receive your birth photography package at over 50% off.


Will you share photos with nudity?

I love all aspects of birth, that includes the rawness of those moment where baby emerges but also those quiet moments of awe that follow. If you would specifically like only discreet photos captured and shared I’m, of course, more than happy to accommodate that. We will discuss your preferences prior to the birth, and a discreet version of the model release is available.

Read the FAQs here

How does it work?


Click ‘Apply Now’ and complete the application form.


If you’re chosen, you’ll be notified within a week of your application.


Pay your invoice and schedule a time for us to meet (either in person or online).

Then relax and enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy knowing you’ll be able to treasure the moments captured forever


This model call is for the purpose of expanding my portfolio, will you be happy to sign a model release allowing me to publish the images to social media, my website, and submit to photography competitions?

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Hi Mumma!

Our little ones are small for such a short time! And whilst the good old smart phone has enabled up to capture snapshots, having YOU in the photos with your family is so important!
Let's capture some beautiful photos of the connection between you and your loves!

Hi, I'm Emily

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