Sydney Newborn, Birth and Maternity photographer.
"To capture a memory, you have to care about the story"
I am one of those people who loves to hear the stories - birth stories, where a baby's name came from, how a couple got together. Every story is so different, and every story makes each family I work with so different. I love bringing those stories into the work I do, to make the images a little more personal.
I'm of the opinion that a photograph should be the beginning of a conversation - it should inspire a a memory, and excuse to share a story, a way of remembering the details; a combination of art and story telling.
That is part of the reason I love working with babies and new parents. This time in their lives is a story they'll tell over and over again. A time where every detail is precious. And I am always honoured to be a part of capturing that point in time, and making sure that the images they have to look back on are as true to their feelings and memories as possible.