Ok - so that's a bit of a dramatic title, but I've got some lovely news to share.
Now if you've been here, read my blogs or seen my Facebook or Twitter pages, you'll know that for about seven years now I've been banging on about the importance of safety during newborn photography sessions.
Our industry remains unregulated - which is quite terrifying really when you think that, as newborn photographers, we are working with tiny little human lives.
As more and more newborn photographers are beginning to talk and blog about the subject of safety, and with organisations such as BANPAS being established and professional bodies such as the Guild of Photographers and the British Institute of Professional Photography asking for evidence of safe practice in their qualification processes, things are definitely moving in the right direction.
I will always, however, continue to talk about this important subject and was therefore thrilled to be approached a few weeks ago by international digital photography magazine Bokeh and asked to write an article for them about safety in newborn photography.
The only slight problem was that I had a tight deadline to work to, I was really busy with shoots and processing and I remember working until the early hours to get the article written. Don't get me wrong, I am over the moon to see it "in print" but now I have I'm inwardly cringing at some of my grammatical errors. I would therefore like to apologise wholeheartedly to my past English teachers and ask them to please put my grammatical oversights down to some very late nights and far, far too much caffeine!
Thanks very much for reading!