Website – fermontfotografie.nl
Facebook – facebook.com/fermontfotografie
I started my birth photography business in February 2011, as the first birth photographer in my country and the countries around us. Nobody knew this type of photography and the word birth photography didn’t even exist in the Netherlands. I studied midwifery when I came up with the idea. Within 3 years I had a blooming business and had a job that I love(d) to do!
Birth is so powerful, so intense, so beautiful and so raw. To tell the whole story with photos and to give parents this memory of an amazing moment is the most regarding job in the world.
I received an honourable mention in 2014 with the birthphotographers.com photo competition and my photos “how does your baby fit in the womb” (http://fermontfotografie.nl/en/baby-fit-inside-womb) and “the birth of the head” (http://fermontfotografie.nl/en/the-birth-of-the-head) went viral. My work has been published in many Dutch magazines and newspapers and has be shown on television in the Netherlands as well as in Belgium and Germany.
Since 2012 I teach birth photography workshops. It’s not only about knowing how to take a good picture, there is so much more to it. That’s why my workshops are a whole weekend including the evenings and then I’m still not done talking about it. Being a birth photographer is not only a profession, it’s a lifestyle.
In July 2015 I became a mom myself. My daughter Liv was born on the 6th of July and of course I had the birth documented. These photos I treasure the most.
DEMO – 1:30 SAT 6th AUG
During the demo class we will go over the period right after the baby is born. The checks from the midwife or doctor, the first time the dad holds the baby, visitors. Everything that happens the first few hours after birth.
KEYNOTE – 1:30 SUN 7th AUG
In my class we will go over different types of birth, water births, home births, hospital births and c-sections. We will discuss what you can document in different situations and how you can approach staff, midwives and doctors to make sure you can get the photo you like, without disturbing them.