SABPA empowers parents, photographers, hospitals and healthcare providers by providing them with the necessary tools, resources to uphold the integrity, safety and privacy of the birth space and its role players while allowing parents to have their birth stories captured.
Birth is a life-changing experience and a memorable event for parents. SABPA provides parents with breathtaking, emotional, and beautiful photographs of the first few moments of meeting your little one. SABPA provides parents with qualified and professional photographers that are knowledgeable and updated with all the rules of the industry, so they feel confident with their decision.
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Founded in 2013, The South African Birth Photographers Association (SABPA) represents professional birth photographers in South Africa. It aims to encourage the development and growth of the professional birth photography industry in South Africa. The association is guided by an independent advisory board, consisting of various medical professionals. The SABPA Oath of Conduct is the cornerstone of the association and provides a benchmark for the birth photography industry in South Africa.
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The association provides a stable platform (built on trusting relationships with other healthcare professionals and institutions) for birth photographers to grow their businesses from and build communities. SABPA ultimately strives to bridge the gap between medicine and the humanities by integrating existing clinical excellence with positive patient experiences.
SABPA was founded in a time when no birth photographer was allowed at a hospital birth in South Africa. It was established to help birth photographers get and keep a foot in the proverbial door, protect the industry and connect with relevant people. To this day, we have greater access success than any of the other global birth markets. We achieve this by acting as a platform and facilitator for birth photographers. All our members have to write and pass their SABPA Entry Exams and take the SABPA Oath of Conduct to become a registered member of the association. SABPA photographers are credible and trustworthy, so parents can rest assured that their photographer is reputable and knowledgeable and continuously remains informed and educated on the industry to help serve their clients to the best of their abilities.
As a new parent, choosing the right birth photographer to capture your experience is a big decision, but SABPA strives to make your birth experience one to remember. SABPA is not an accreditation or regulatory body. Instead, it empowers parents, photographers, hospitals and healthcare providers by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to uphold the integrity, safety and privacy of the birth space and its role players. The platform allows parents to have their birth stories captured beautifully and professionally by a registered birth photographer.
We have affiliations with more than one non-profit organisation supporting women in birth with many of our members allocating time to volunteer services. Ten percent of practice and membership fees go towards HATCH. Hatch is a starter kit for new moms from underprivileged areas, giving them and their babies some of the essentials for those first few weeks that most people take for granted.