Putting myself out there. Being judged. Being rewarded. Hard work. Paid off.
This is a personal blog post about my journey as a newborn photographer. I’m a Queensland Girl, so moving to Melbourne was a big deal, a little spare of the moment, and probably not well thought out entirely, but here we are almost 4 years since we’ve moved here.
I’m a neonatal nurse and I think I’m good at that. I’ve been told before I do a great job. I look after babies very well. I also own a restaurant, and most of the time I hope I do that well too. But photography as a professional is relatively new to me. 3.5 years along, it’s daunting to be judged. I know my families love the images I capture of their brand new precious little bundles, but what do others think? Baby Photography is in my blood, I’ve been doing it since I started nursing almost 20 years ago (eek!!!!!, that’s a scary thought)
My peers now believe in me too.
Peer review is never easy and especially by the AIPP. They are tough and not everyone gets accredited. So with daunt I sent in my portfolio of these 20 images to be critiqued and judged and decided upon as to whether I could really consider myself an accredited professional and not just call myself one anymore.
It is with great joy and pride that yes, on my first attempt, I was accepted and now fully accredited as a Newborn Photographer Melbourne. Yep, this Melbourne Baby Photographer is now a fully fledged professional.
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