Victoria and Cassie are two of Australia and New Zealand's most experienced and recognised Birth Photographers. Joining forces, these two women are shaping the acceptance of birth photography and playing an important role in raising the value and awareness of the genre amongst society. Cassie and Victoria are experienced key note speakers and continue to be invited to industry conferences locally and internationally.
Victoria Berekmeri is a birth photographer from Adelaide, Australia and founder of Adelaide Birth Photographer and Australian Birth Photography Workshops. Since deciding to shift her photographic focus towards the birth genre in 2010, her career has steadily flourished as her powerful images continue to win awards in AIPP competitions at State and National levels along with the International LOUPE awards. After being awarded as 2013 Canon AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year, Victoria has followed on to be named the 2014 Canon AIPP Australian Birth Photographer of the Year.
Every day is full of opportunities and Victoria continues to shoot births for clients whilst mentoring and facilitating workshops around the country to help educate photographers to best serve this emotive genre. With years of photographic training from her own Grandfather, renowned Hungarian photographer Steve Berekmeri, along with Diploma’s in Business and Project Management, Victoria understands how to leverage photographic skill and business knowledge with balance, sensitivity and flare.
Cassie Emmett is New Zealand's first full time Professional Birth Photographer. She is a passionate birth photography specialist who has solidified her experience in both New Zealand and Australia. Her dedication to her birth clients and amazing support from her family has allowed her to photograph over 70 births within the last 2 years. Cassie is now looked up to by many of her peers and because of this she has chosen to share her vast knowledge of Birth Photography Genre and has joined forces with Victoria to facilitate workshops and mentoring
Cassie's hope is to not only educate photographers in this amazing yet challenging genre of photography, but also to 'normalise' birth within the community, showing women that they so have choices with their birth, and to have those amazing memories documented is priceless.