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Documenting Life

I am a documentary photographer, every aspect of life and death

Prologue

I am interested in our human stories, I believe that when we share our stories we find courage, strength and joy that helps us live more meaning lives.

I have a special interest in photographing the final chapter of life, the newly diagnosed terminally ill, end of life care and goodbyes (memorial services and funerals).

My medium for story telling is photography, providing families with special memories at the end of life, portraying the love and kindness that can be experienced at this difficult time. Memories that heal.

My photography is primarily documentary style, standing back and photographing the stories as they happen.

I have had extensive involvement with familes undergoing traumatic and stressful times in their lives through my work as a paediatric intensive care nurse  and in my role as co-ordinator for  Heartfelt.

I am always compassionate and respectful in my photographic work and approach each situation with the sensitivity it deserves.

I am a fully accredited member of the AIPP and I am proud to be a volunteer with  Heartfelt: giving the gift of photographic memories, please visit our website for more information.

 Please call me for more information: 0412 117 560 or email me: info@helenrobertsphotography.com

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Index

Introduction

Chapter one: The Beginning

♥ Birth

♥ Babies

Chapter two: The In Between

♥ Families

♥Celebrations

Chapter three: The Final Chapter

♥ Palliative care

♥ Goodbyes

Chapter four: Personal

♥ Travel

♥ Art

Chapter Five: Client Galleries

Chapter Six: More work on Facebook

Epilogue

Blog

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This is Ralph those of you who know me know he is a huge part of our lives, at the end of his life we will take him to his beloved beach with a ball. When its time for him to go, I will employ the services of LetMeGO veterinary services so he can die at home. I know I will be taking some special photographs of his last day and the final goodbye.

I provide this service for your pet at the end of their lives. Sometimes we have a choice about the timing for this event. We can then make some decisions about how we spend the little time they have left. Some special time in their favourite places or some special treats. I am available to photograph these special times with your family, leaving you with some lasting memories to have forever.

Please contact me for details. info@helenrobertsphotography.com or

Call Helen  0412 117 560

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Stuart + Olivia Wedding

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I have been photographing families who have had a child who was born prematurely and spent time in  the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. They are making a lovely wall of stories and photos at the entrance way to give current families positive experiences of inspiration. Hamish was tiny and very early, his journey and...

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