I need for you to forget about your camera for a minute.
If you don’t possess the emotional foundations to make your technical skill sustainable your chances of burn out are high. I mean really high.
Think; what good is it to have amazing, technically sound images, if you can’t book a client or hold space for the mother?
In this course, we cover both!
Do you know you can’t keep doing it unless it starts giving TO your family instead of taking AWAY from your family?
Don’t worry babe. This was me, 3 years ago. I loved birth work so much, but when my husband started to have to take off of work for me to go to work – it wasn’t making sense for our family and a decision had to be made.
We made the right one.
We took a massive risk, but deciding together, he quit his job.
We were scared. I knew that I could build a sustainable business but the question was – could I build it in time?
I began to understand that my business life was a reflection of my personal life.
Until I sorted my shit, and deep inner trauma, I wasn’t going to sustain anything – more on this later.
What I learned was…
No one was making money
Because they loved birth, photographers didn’t feel worthy of getting paid for their work.
Or their time invested.
Or their camera equipment.
Or their car tune-ups.
Or, anything, really.
No one sold products. Was it because as women we feel obligated to serve?
Or is it because we have issues accepting money?
The exposing birth photography
e-course will show you…
Lacey Barratt is everything you would want out of a photography and business mentor. She is savvy and patient and 100% selfless. Her passion is infectious and when you work with Lacey she gives you every last bit of herself.
I started my business in 2007 but let it take the bench while I followed my husband around the country for his career and took time out to grow our family. This year, after nearing the end of 12 months of maternity leave, I decided to quit my day job and give my business my all. I signed up for Lacey’s mock births, became a member of her Lacey + Live platform and spent hours upon hours mentoring with her both in-person and online. She lifted me up and made me believe in myself, in fact, she accepted no less. She pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me think outside the box. Within one month, I had shot my first two births and booked two more for later this year. I had completely revamped my website and increased my prices twice. Then, after speaking with Lacey on entering AIPP awards I decided to do that too. What did I have to lose? Nothing. I entered four images from my very first two birth jobs and three of them went on to win silver awards. Then from the scores, those prints had accumulated, I went into the running to win the 2018 AIPP NSW Documentary Professional Photographer of the year…and I won that too. None of this would have been possible without Lacey. She is worth her weight in gold (and some because she’s actually really tiny!). If you are hesitant about your path in birth and documentary photography, hear me now: give yourself just ONE conversation with Lacey and you’ll soon see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Sarah Wid – Life and Lens Photography
So, I created Exposing Birth Photography to do exactly what it says.
In this course,
60-day money-back guarantee
Every ounce of my knowledge, soul, and heart is in this course. I believe in you.
I believe in you so fucking much that if after 3 modules, you haven’t had an “AHA” moment, I’ll refund your money.
No questions asked. Well, maybe a question for marketing purposes?
What do you have to lose?
Lacey Barratt is a pioneer in the birth industry, paving the way for a more inclusive, dynamic and unapologetically raw content through visual arts.
As a doula, she pushes the boundaries of what women think they are capable of; helping them to break free of any societal norms or standards by understanding they are their own individual with individual needs. Lacey makes sure that her imagery is nothing less than artful and educational, striving to help women gain knowledge through her images.
For the last 5 years, Lacey has not only created a stir with her controversial images promoting women’s rights, but she has also cemented herself as one of this country’s most talented and outspoken birth photographers.
Lacey has been known to be unapologetically raw. She encapsulates the depths of the human soul in a single still image. Lacey has even been known to post herself nude up next to Kim Kardashian…why not? Ballsy and emotionally attached, Lacey strives to have women empowered through her imagery.
I was struggling with feelings of resentment towards being thrown into the bog of the eternal stench of solo parenting my 6 children. Specifically the fact that I don’t get any time away from my 4yr old & 2yr old to work on my business.
I knew I had to change something but had no idea how or what. I posted in my local Earth Mother’s Facebook group asking if any pregnant mums would allow me to photograph their birth for my portfolio. I literally had no idea how I could possibly make it work without a babysitter but still told the universe clearly what I wanted.
THEN Lacey’s birth photography course popped up all over my newsfeed. I love the shit out of Lacey and instantly signed up for her webinar. Right away I knew I was going to do this course. I ALMOST hesitated to purchase, knowing that part of Lacey’s success is due to her husband staying home with their kids. Who would watch my kids while I ran out the door to a birth? How can I justify spending this money when I could use it for a million other things my kids need? All money blocks and upper limits I needed to smash if I wanted to change my life. I said out loud to myself “fuck it, I don’t need a husband at home, I’ve overcome so much on my own already, I’ll make this work somehow” and clicked purchase, ACTIONING my manifestation to the universe.
THE SAME DAY I received a heap of comments on my post looking for a pregnant mum for my birth portfolio.
2 hours later my sister in law messaged me saying SHE WILL WATCH MY KIDS WHENEVER I NEED!
Whether you believe in manifesting or the stars aligning or whatever, there is definitely something powerful about setting your intentions and actioning them.
I’ve got your back babes.
I want you to succeed.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Look at me as a doula for your business.
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