Belle Verdiglione is an award winning and published birth photographer who has been featured in National and International publications including The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, The Natural Parent, Holistic Parenting, Breastfeeding Today, Positive Birth, Nurture Parenting, Australian Breastfeeding Association, Rockstar Birth and Channel 9 News.

Belle specialises in birth and motherhood sessions that capture the intricate bond between mother and child and honours the relationship that connects all family members. Belle is the only Perth birth photographer invited to be part of the world renowned Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project and Jade Beall's, A Beautiful Body Project. She is also founder of the inked mamas project 'Heart on my sleeve: the undying art of mama hood' and a collaborative photographic project 'One Heart'.

awards

2017 Runner Up - People's Choice Award - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2017 Winner- Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Pregnancy

2017 Honourable Mention - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2017 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Pregnancy

2017 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Birth

2017 Finalist - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2017 3 Silver Awards in Australian Professional Photographic Award (APPA)

2017 Honourable Mention - Monovisions Photography Awards - Photojournalism

2017 Documentary Photographer of the Year - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2017 3 Silver Awards in the WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2016 Finalist - The Award: Noeline Kelly Award for Excellence in Photography

2016 Finalist -Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2016 Silver Award in Australian Professional Photographic Award (APPA)

2016 Highly Commended - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Photojournalism

2016 Highly Commended - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Children

2016 2 Silver Awards in the Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2015 Nominee - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Photojournalism

2015 Nominee - La Grande International Photographic Awards - People

2015 7 Silver Awards - Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2015 Finalist - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2013 Runner Up - People's Choice Award - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2013 Finalist - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2013 Finalist - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Image of the Year Competition  

2007 Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2004 Finalist - Iris Awards

accreditation

Associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

Member of International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

Member of Birth Photographers Australia

front covers

The Natural Parent magazine - New Zealand

Holistic Parent magazine - USA

Australian Breastfeeding Association - Australia

Baby Wearers WA Inc - Australia

Breastfeeding Today - USA

projects

A regional photographer for Jade Beall's A Beautiful Body Project

A photographer for Leilani Rogers Public Breastfeeding Awareness project

Collaborative photographic project - One Heart

Personal photographic project - Heart on my sleeve

World Breastfeeding Week's community photographer 2016-2012
 

Solo exhibitions

The Art of Birth - 2016

Writing on the Wall - 2007

Tres Años Más Tarde - 2007

Self Titled - 2002


Group Exhibitions:

PhotoLive Expo2017 - Novotel Langley -2017

Fremantle International Portrait Prize Retrospective- 2017

Portraits and Paella - Art Space Collective - 2017

Fotofreo "Backyard Blues" - 2012

Sex in cars and love motels - 2007

The Space Between - 2006

Fotofreo "Sex, Tripe and Bowling" - 2006

Perth Centre of Photography's Members Show - 2005

Alterego - 2005

Iris Awards - 2004

Supermart - 2004

education & Training

Clarity project 

Anja McDonald Workshop

Childbirth International Birth Doula Training - in progress

Monet Nicole Birth Videography

Studio Light Workshop with Steve Wise & Stef King

Moment Design Workshop 

Jesh De Rox Workshop 

Adelaide Birth Photography Workshop

Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia - Edith Cowan University 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

2017 Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) and Australian Institute of Professional       Photography (AIPP) event - Guest speaker

2017 Decathlon Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) - Guest speaker

2016 National Homebirth Conference - Guest speaker

2016 The Waiting Room, Mother & Midwife - Guest speaker

2014 The Positive Birth Movement Fremantle and Midland meet - Guest speaker