Here's 2018 wrapped up in a blog post / by Belle Verdiglione

This year has been a wild ride. 

I can’t even count the amount of newborn, family and maternity photo shoots I’ve done this year, not to mention working another job (I know, estoy loca right?!) being a mama and juggling on-call life. 

2018 has seen me capture 20 births, 10 girls and 10 boys - how even is that?

Not all were thriving births but all babies have left a place in my heart so deep that I am forever changed. I may not be the most outspoken person on social media but I hope that my work has left a little piece of love in cyber world. I am insanely passionate about shooting my birth and motherhood sessions and I hope you can see how much I love what I do.

20 Babies in 2018 - 10 girls and 10 boys!

20 Babies in 2018 - 10 girls and 10 boys!


Lacey Barratt  and I giving  Bree Downes  (winner of the ACM birth photography awards) a love sandwich

Lacey Barratt and I giving Bree Downes (winner of the ACM birth photography awards) a love sandwich


  • Lacey and I did a podcast together!!! I was shitting myself LOL You can hear me talking shop here

  • I was guest Instagrammer (is that even a word?) on Birth Becomes Her - gah I nearly died when I was offered the password to Jenn and Monet’s IG feed

  • Cat Fancote and I founded The Birth Femmes and organised an evening chat about birth photography which expanded into an all day workshop - SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  • I was a finalist in the WA AIPP Professional Photography Awards in Documentary - sooooo exciting!

My Silver Distinction Awards on display for the WA AIPP Professional Photography Awards opening night

My Silver Distinction Awards on display for the WA AIPP Professional Photography Awards opening night


  • Lacey hosted an Intimate Mother photography workshop in my studio and we had a blast with Krystal Miller & her daughter as our amazing models for the day! I’ve been following Krystal and her journey with a “bag” for years now so it was incredible to meet her in the flesh- she’s a rad human being.

Lacey Barratt, Cat Fancote, Krystal Miller and Me xxx

Lacey Barratt, Cat Fancote, Krystal Miller and Me xxx


I’m probably going to sound like a bit of a wanker right now but these are the photographic achievements that I received in 2018. It really blows my mind to reflect back on the year!

1st Place Winner -    Black and White Spider Awards    - Photojournalism

1st Place Winner - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism


And………..

there’s that time I was in New Idea!!!!

My photos of a maternal assisted caesarean birth were published in New Idea!!! Carley shares her birth story and how she came to the decision to have this empowered birth. I’m so proud of Carley rocking her caesarean birth. Go mama!

Belle Verdiglione Photography - Perth Birth Photographer and Doula.jpg

My photos of Carley Valikoula during her maternal assisted caesarean were published in New Idea!!!

Belle Verdiglione Photography - Perth Birth Photographer and Doula.jpg
Belle Verdiglione Photography - Perth Birth Photographer and Doula.jpg

How can I wrap the entire year up with 9 photos???? Well, Instagram took care of this for me by showing me my most loved/favourited photos for the year from my IG feed - here’s my Best 9 for 2018.


So freaking proud of myself for an amazing wild year! But most of all, I have met some incredible people, photographed beautiful souls and connected with freakishly passionate warrior goddesses who I am honoured to call my friends. Stay true to yourself and the rest will follow.

Merry Christmas from my fam bam to yours x

Merry Christmas from my fam bam to yours x


May 2019 be the year of prosperity and joy for you and your loved ones. I count my blessings every single day. This little heart is happy and full. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and continues to support me. I love you all.

Love Belle x