Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate manner.
All services are provided free of charge.
Click on the links below to contact a Heartfelt Photographer or call
1800 583 768 (Aust) 0800 583 768 (NZ)
"Beautiful precious moments with our babies, you capture forever – a gift to a stranger in their darkest moments. That IS HEARTFELT! "
Founder and President of Heartfelt, Gavin Blue, has been honoured with a 2019 Order of Australia Medal.
“At counselling, we met other bereaved parents, some who only had a single Polaroid of their child. And a grieving mother who had no photos of her baby... she was so worried about forgetting what her baby looked like, she had commissioned an artist to create a drawing of her baby from her description. With my experience as a professional photographer, in leadership roles in photography industry associations, and with many connections in the photography industry, I thought I could make a difference and offer beautiful, professional photographs for parents experiencing the loss of a child. My vision for this service has always been to have the service be available, for free, to all families experiencing this loss. And for these photos to have a meaningful impact on families in this heartbreaking time.”
Resources for Families and hospitals
We have a collection of resources that we have created or families have suggested that can be useful for a family that needs our services. Click here for more information.
Winter Donation Goal
Each month, Heartfelt gifts free photography sessions to approximately 130 families who have experienced stillbirths, premature births, or have children with serious and terminal illnesses. These sessions come at a cost of $65 each and are funded by the generosity of people who are touched by what we do. We invite you to help us reach our monthly target so we can concentrate on looking after the families that request our services.