Sarah Stirk Photography
Serving London, and the surrounding areas
I am a London based photographer specializing in pregnancy, birth and newborn photography. I studied fine art at university and completed a Masters in Photojournalism (Distinction).
I grew up in Maida Vale, London, 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 Chelsea today. Pregnancy and birth have always been a part of my life and work. I witnessed my first birth at the age of nine. My mother was called out to attend the birth of a friend, and with my dad still at work the only option was for me to tag along. It was a home birth and I remember being totally at ease throughout, and then utterly awestruck at the arrival of a new, tiny human in the room. I went on to attend the births of numerous clients and friends, and was lucky enough to welcome my god children into the world.
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 photographs.
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 make sure that I deliver not only beautiful portraits but creative images that are unique to you and your family.
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