Welcome to the World – the perfect way to document the birth of your baby.

Bringing new life into the world is amazing and life changing.  Just like any other major life event such as weddings and birthdays, it is worthy of being documented for both you and your children.

The first time you see, touch and hold your precious bundle, the look on Dad’s face as he sees his child for the first time.  All of these moments are so precious, yet we are too wrapped up in the hustle and bustle and the “mechanics” of birth that we miss these fleeting moments.

Captured in a documentary style, a beautiful way to remember the tiny details and events as they unfold.

Welcome to the World – My Birth Story

Full documentary style coverage of the final stages of your labour and the first hours with your newborn.  I will be on call for the 4 weeks surrounding your due date ready to attend the birth.

Images professionally edited in a mixture of colour and black and white.

Welcome to the World  –  Little One

Often referred to as a Fresh 48 session, I will be on call to attend either your hospital or home within the first 24-48 hours of baby’s life. Perfect for capturing the “newness” of your baby, sessions last around an hour.

Photos are shot in a documentary style and professionally edited in a mixture of colour and black and white.

Both options include a custom slideshow of images, standard products are available to purchase separately.

“I truly do not have enough words to describe how utterly wonderful Louise from Life in Focus Portraits and her work are. She is so incredibly talented her work is just beautiful her attention to detail and talent AMAZING. Nothing is too much trouble, she goes above and beyond and she is just fantastic. It doesn’t stop there though as she is just wonderful with children and adults alike, so friendly down to earth professional and able to put everyone at ease, she’s pleasure to be around. Louise has captured my family and the actual birth of one of my children in the most stunning way, of which we truly could not be more thankful. I’d give her a million star rating if it were possible and I encourage anyone to use her for your photography needs. Our portraits will forever be cherished they are that beautiful. She has a life long client in us for certain. You really must book in with her you won’t regret it!!!”

“I was fascinated with birth photography with my first pregnancy but wasn’t lucky enough to be able to find and hire a birth photographer so when I found out about my second pregnancy, it became a goal. I wanted my birth captured, and I would try as hard as possible to make it happen. I even went so far as to tell my husband that I would teach him how to use my DSLR as a last resort.

Thankfully, I had seen Louise Cairns’s business page and I vaguely remembered seeing that she had photographed a cesarean-section previously. I reached out. I was so grateful when she said yes! It took a while (conflicting schedules!) but eventually we arranged a coffee date to talk about my expectations and budget.

Louise was wonderful. She was so confident and understanding. She was honest and I felt like she asked all the right questions about what I hoped for and what my plans were for my birth. It made me feel extremely comfortable and confident that she would be the one to capture my journey.

In the lead up to my birth I kept Louise informed and on the day she responded brilliantly. We arranged that she would meet me at the midwifery unit a little while after I got there myself. As soon as she arrived she was both professional in her role as a photographer but also reassuring and encouraging through my contractions. I honestly couldn’t have asked for someone more supportive. I felt like I had my own space while she worked and yet was confident that she was capturing everything I wanted.

My baby was born and Louise was on the ball! She photographed all the precious moments of our first cuddles, first feed, the birth of my placenta and all details I had asked for. It was an absolute pleasure to have someone so caring and attentive alongside her professional role.

My experience with Louise as a birth photographer was incredible and I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking about it to contact her and take the plunge! She went above and beyond for us and captured a journey I will treasure forever.”