Hello! Thanks for visiting my website.
I am a London based photographer specializing in pregnancy portraits, birth and newborn photography. I studied fine art at university and have recently completed a Masters in Photojournalism (Distinction).
I grew up in Maida Vale surrounded by babies and bumps. Both of my parents are renowned yoga teachers, and my mother, Lolly Stirk, is a pioneer in the field of pregnancy, yoga and birth. With a career spanning over 35 years she was a founder member of The Active Birth Movement, campaigned for natural birth, has been a doula at hundreds of births and continues her legendary pregnancy yoga classes in Notting hill and Triyoga Chelsea today.
Pregnancy and birth have always been a part of my life and work. Alongside my photography and artwork, I spent 20 years working as a pregnancy and birth massage therapist in London, and instinctively know how to create a relaxed environment for taking photos and putting pregnant women at ease, which is essential for making beautiful portraits.
My traditional fine art training involved a lot of life drawing and sculpting of the human form, and I view these photos in the same vein - focusing on composition, perspective and continuous lines. I love working with natural light and look for graceful silhouettes created by the baby bump and flattering contrast, making sure that I deliver not only beautiful portraits but creative images that are unique to every client.