The Birth Photography Symposium 2017
Come and join the Australian Birth Photography Community as we discuss the genre we are passionate about.
This event will widen your understanding of our birth culture, help you grow your business, and establish us as a collective as we work out practical ways to enhance the acceptance and awareness of birth photography in Australia.
Melbourne, VICTORIA | Saturday 28th October 2017
THE LARWELL STUDIO
48 FLEMINGTON RD, PARKVILLE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Early Bird Price from $170*
AIPP Member Price $180
The Baby Summit Ticket Holders $180
Full Price $220
*when purchasing 2 or more registrations - $180 single pricing
This event will include guest speakers from within the industry as well as other birth professionals and advocates. It's aimed at all who are interested in birth and photography, from enthusiast to professional level photographers.
Cassie Emmett - Capturing Life Birth Photography – NZIPP APP
Belle Verdiglione - Perth Birth & Motherhood Photographer – AIPP APP
Rana Rankin - Breathe Birth Photography – AIPP AAIPP
Victoria Berekmeri - Adelaide Birth Photographer AIPP APP M.Photog
Donna Maree Hedgcock - BlackCherry Photography
Angela Gallo - Wombwarrior Doula & Birth Photographer
Along with our Photography presenters, we are also inviting wonderful representatives from the Midwifery and Doula community, along with past Birth Photography Clients who will share their experience and insight.
Our wonderfully knowledgeable and passionate presenters will speak individually and together as the event meanders through some of the dynamic topics birth photographers encounter. Discussing everything from our roles and responsibilities as birth photographers, through to gaining more acceptances within the community for this genre, everyone will be encouraged to get involved and help build the positive profile of Birth Photography.
The proposed topics and format of the Symposium is as follows:
The Landscape of Birth in Australia
Public Perception of Birth and Photography
Etiquette, Role, Rights & Responsibilities
Combining your passions as a Birth Worker and Photography
Prepping, Planning, Shooting and Editing
Value, Pricing and Products – Panel Discussion
Balance and Burnout
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats – Open Floor Discussion on Birth Photography in Australia
Birth Photography Q&A - Panel Discussion
A special Symposium Dinner will be held at the symposium venue for those who are keen to let their hair down and enjoy some fine food, drinks and company. Dinner tickets are optional.
A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia, to help provide a clean and safe birthing environment for women in developing countries, to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality. You can learn more about the project here: www.bkfa.org.au
Please Note: This event is subject to a minimum number of attendees to go ahead. Please don't book flights or accommodation until organisers announce numbers have been reached and the event is confirmed. The organiser or those involved are not liable for any out of pocket expenses (travel and accommodation) incurred in relation to this event if it has to be cancelled. Attendees will however receive a full refund of the booking fee paid if the event doesn’t go ahead.