I’ve long been thinking about a way to combine my 15 years experience as a baby nurse with my photography. I’ve done the odd blog post like ‘5 things you don’t know about how to bath your baby’. I also more often than not find myself addressing questions from new parents during my newborn sessions: breast feeding support, swaddling tips and the like. When they leave our session feeling just a bit more empowered and comfortable I am happy.
Baby nursing was my passion for many years and provided me with many wonderful adventures whilst working for people such as Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Robert Zemeckis, Larry Paige among many other high profile clients. I learned a lot about babies, from reading every book I could find as well as training in areas such as lactation and calm birth. It truely was a privilege to do this work, helping to care for these incredible little ones. I feel I have a wealth of knowledge that I want to share with people who could benefit from it. What’s the point of knowledge if not to share it? So with that in mind I’m going to start a 2 pronged approach to my passions of babies and photography.
First, I will be posting weekly helpful tips for parents. They will vary in focus from newborns to toddlers. If you want to get them in your email then simply sign up on the RSS feed. This will be original content that I’m sharing from my vast experience, not re-posting (is that what its called?) other peoples stuff.
Second, I am going to re-organize my photo sessions so I can fully incorporate ‘newborn consultations’ into them. For many years now I have done the occasional newborn consult for sleep training or colic babies but this way I will offer it as a BONUS for my photography clients if they choose to use it. At no extra cost. To be clear the cost of my newborn session has and will not change because of this. I am simply offering my newborn clients something extra.
The thing is I want to share this, I want to help parents in this overwhelming and wonderful time. It’s scary bringing home your new baby. Knowing this little person is completely your responsibility. If I can provide some help and guidance to a mum who wants it then it is my honor to do so. Now I’m not offering unsolicited advise here. We all know how annoying it is when you’re pregnant and suddenly everyone has advise for you. No no that’s not me. One of the reasons I worked for so many high profile people is because I know when to be quiet. So there it is. I’m so excited about ‘birthing’ this new beginning. I hope you’ll find some valuable stuff in it. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about EXTREME GENEROSITY and how to live that and I feel like this is it for me.