Motherhood, birth, newborn and family photography. Capturing the raw and intimate details of pregnancy through to motherhood. 

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Matresence is the art of becoming a mother. The sacred months of growing and birthing a baby accumulate in a truly transcendent experience. Capture the blooming of your pregnancy, the raw and intimate beauty of birth and the connection of parenthood. Remember every detail.

The birth day of your baby is one of the biggest days of your life, and definitely one of the best. You finally get to meet the human you've been growing for the last nine months, surrounded by a haze of love. The bubble of joy and contentment is magical, and taking photographs is the last thing on your mind. 

A birth photographer captures those precious, once in a lifetime moments, allowing you all to be truly present and soak up every moment. Photographs you will cherish forever. Birth photography is not just about *those* crowning shots, its also about the small moments of connection, between you and your partner during labour, the first moments with your newborn and all the little details of the in-between.

"A birth photographer was high on my list when preparing for birth. I am overjoyed I went for it and booked Shannon. She was really supportive throughout and the photographs are priceless."
-Hannah K


maternity // motherhood


  • 1 hour session 

  • 20+ high resolution digitals 

  • In-home or outdoor location

  • Use of my client wardrobe

story of birth


  • On call from 38 weeks

  • Coverage from active labour until up to 1 hour postpartum​

  • 50+ high resolution images delivered as an edited gallery within 2 weeks

  • Birth announcement photo within 24 hours of birth

  • 1-2 minute birth story (video edited to music)

  • A postpartum care gift for mama.

newborn // family


  • 1 - 1.5 hour session 

  • 20+ high resolution digitals

  • In-home or outdoor location

  • Use of my client wardrobe

fresh 48


  • 1 - 1.5 hour session 

  • 30+ high resolution digitals

  • On call from 38 weeks

  • Attendance as soon as possible - always within 48 hours of baby being born.

  • Birth announcement photo within 24 hours of my visit

  • Gallery edited and delivered within 2 weeks

Packages of more than one photoshoot available at a discounted rate.

Birth Photography

All packages can be combined with birth coaching & support. Contact me to chat over a personalised package.