Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families who have experienced stillbirth or have children with serious or life threatening illness.
Heartfelt is dedicated supporting families in crisis, in a caring and compassionate manner, with all services free of charge.
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 has its origins in an organisation which 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 leadership team:
Gavin Blue - President
Emma MacDonald - Vice President
Karen Anderson - Secretary
Michelle Dracoulis - Committee Member
Viv Hayles - Committee Member
Adrienne Myszka - Administrator
Debi Mac - Treasurer
You can find the contact information for our leadership team and the area representatives in Australia and New Zealand.
If you are a photographer or retoucher interested in becoming a member, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to make a donation to Heartfelt, your support is deeply appreciated.
Thank you so much to all our members and the generous community who continue to support Heartfelt so selflessly.