Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand who have come together to form an organisation dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses. Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate and heartfelt manner.
Heartfelt was founded in 2010 by Melbourne Photographer and current President Gavin Blue along with Sydney Photographer Casandra Anguita-Deep and a handful of committed photographers. Heartfelt had its origins in a organisation that operated from 2007-2009 called the Australian Community of Child Photographers (ACOCP) which was started by Siobhan Cowell and Jessie Broome.
Since 2010, Heartfelt has grown into an international organisation, with over 320 volunteers who have provided photographic services to over 9,000 families.
The current leadership team is:
Gavin Blue - President
Emma MacDonald - Vice President
Viv Hayles - Secretary
Adrienne Gilligan - Administrator
Debi Mac - Treasurer
If you are a photographer or retoucher interested in becoming a member, we would love to hear from you. Please visit this page.
If you would like to make a donation to Heartfelt, please go to this page.
Thank you so much to all our members and the community who continue to support Heartfelt so selflessly.
Your support is greatly appreciated.