This year I have had the honour to work for a number of companies which I love and one of the funnest jobs was working for Tula Baby Carriers. After we started using our toddler Tula last year I developed a relationship with the business owner, Ula who I cannot tell you how much I admire. I was so happy when she asked me to create some videos to represent baby wearing and the Tula brand. This year with our conscious move to be more aware of where and how we spend our money, supporting a mama-owned business has been a joy to me. It helps that I absolutely love our Tula and it’s easy to promote things you love ;)
In honour of World Babywearing Week I thought it would be a great time to share this video and I hope you enjoy it! It is one of a number I made for Tula and you can check the rest out over on the Tula Facebook Page as they are being shared throughout baby wearing week!
Sometime ago I was contacted by the lovely Rebecca from Parent Prep about coming down to Melbourne and creating a little video to represent her services. Rebecca, a registered nurse, runs Parent Prep which is Melbourne’s parenting preparation, postnatal and settling support and maternity concierge service.
I was so happy to be able to take part in this project and capture Rebecca at work. As she says in the video, so many of us enter new parenthood in isolation and it was so lovely to see all these parents being offered wisdom and support at this special time of their lives. All her methods were very gentle and respectful and I hope you enjoy a little peek at the services she offers.
I wish more parents had access to a service like this… while filming her consultation with expectant parents I was having lots of ‘I wish someone told me that!’ moments. It was a nice refresher for me before our baby arrives.
If you’re in Melbourne or would like to share this service with someone who you think might need it – check out Rebecca’s facebook page.
Be warned, the video includes lots of cute faces like this little beauty, Isis <3 If I wasn’t already pregnant I would have flown straight home from filming this to get pregnant ;)
As I’ve mentioned before - this year my love-affair with our Ergobaby carrier was able to blossom into shooting some imagery for Ergobaby. It is so wonderful to be able to work for a company producing a product I really believe in and to photograph something that has given us so much joy (and all the parents & babies I photographed wearing it!).
This time I was shooting images a little different to last time. I have had so much fun shooting this set of images for their latest campaign ‘Love Carries On’ and was even lucky enough to meet their community manager, Christina on my brief layover in LA in April. Work isn’t work when it’s fun and these were so much fun to shoot.
You can see some of these images in use over on ergobaby.com
Ergobaby lovers – keep your eye out for an exciting #LoveCarriesOn contest starting soon and start tagging your instagram photos!
“And so Iggy, how was your first time modelling for Ergobaby?”
Recently I spent nearly 2.5 weeks in Tennesse documenting the home birth arrival of a little chubby boy into his warm-hearted family. What an honour I have to be entrusted into such intimate times in peoples lives, seeing hearts unfold as a new life is welcomed. Finding that love & family are so very much the same no matter how far you travel.
This is a special birth video not because I travelled halfway around the world to document it but because it includes three parts, the waiting, the birthing and the welcoming of this sweet boy into his family. It was so special to be able to capture the magic of waiting for, birthing and enjoying a new baby and get to know Amelia and her family – now I feel like I’ve left some of my heart behind in Tennessee. This video is a little longer than my birth films usually are but it’s worth the little sit down with a cup of tea to watch and enjoy.
As always, I am honoured by Amelia’s openness to share her video & images from the birth of her sweet little boy with you all too.
As I’ve mentioned before I’ve been a busy-bee lately trying to squish as much work in before I take a long-awaited break to welcome our third baby into our family. I am planning to take a long maternity leave to just enjoy being a new family of five so have been getting as much done as possible before then. I’ve got a few posts to share of what I’ve been up to photography & film wise.
These are some images I had the pleasure to shoot of a gorgeous kids knitwear range called Miou. They are Canadian company producing fair trade knits for kiddos. Supporting fair-trade has been something that has been really important to me lately (as I wrote about here) and so it was lovely to be able to provide Miou with some imagery that reflects the quality and love knitted into each little piece. Our children do not normally like to wear woollens but these were made of 100% baby alpaca wool so they are super soft and durable. The kids were actually (surprisingly to me) delighted when I said they could keep them after they modelled for me!
Hope you enjoyed the images of this beautiful evening we spent photographing and enjoying one of last days of Autumn. Winter is on her way and I am particularly looking forward to lots of snuggling!