Award-Winning Photographer

Belle Verdiglione is a Perth based creative, speaker, and pioneer in embodied Potent Identity® Photography. Using her leadership and legacy as the example, Belle personifies what's possible when we let our most vulnerable edges conceive new levels of creativity that truly change how we see ourselves.

After 9 years as an award-winning and published birth photographer, deep personal growth paved a new path in Belle’s professional career, to elevate the power, purpose and potential of creative entrepreneurs and visionaries that bring radical rawness and authenticity to the forefront of our world.

Her work mirror's her own fierce stand for women's empowerment, with importance in celebrating the identity of all women, irrespective of size, culture and age. By emulating what her previous work created for the birthing world, Belle hopes to attract widespread exposure to Potent Identity® Photography through her role as a speaker, to revolutionise how all humans around the world are seen in their intimate stories.

 

Awards

2022 National Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - Creative Entrepreneur

2022 Honorable Mention  International Color Awards - Portrait 

2021 Honorable Mention Black & White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2021 Gold 1st Place Winner Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA Creative Entrepreneur

2021 Silver 2nd Place Winner Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA Women's Champion 

2021 Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA People's Choice  

2021 Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA Women's Champion 

2021 Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA B2B Service

2021 Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA Creative Entrepreneur

2021 Finalist - Ausmumpreneur Awards - WA & SA Women Will Change the World 

2021 Honorable Mention - International Color Awards - People

2020 Nominee - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2020 Honorable Mention - International Color Awards - Children of the World

2020 Honorable Mention - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition

2020 Top 10 Finalist - World Photographic Cup - Reportage/Photojournalism

2019 Honorable Mention - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2019 Honorable Mention - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2019 Highly Commended - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2019 Honorable Mention - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2019 3rd Place Winner - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2019 1st Place Winner - Birth and Beyond Photography Awards - Newborn Unposed

2019 Shortlisted (3)- Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2019 1st Place Winner - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Labour and Birth

2019 1st Place Winner - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Babies Born Still

2019 1st Place Winner - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - People’s Choice

2019 3rd Place Winner - Rise International Photography Awards - Birth

2019 4 Silver Awards - Rise International Photography Awards - Birth

2019 Finalist (4) - Rise International Photography Awards - Birth

2019 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Labour and Birth

2019 Finalist (2)- Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Babies Born Still

2019 Finalist (2)- Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Postpartum

2019 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - People’s Choice

2019 Finalist - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA) - Documentary

2019 2 Silver Distinction Awards - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA)

2019 2 Silver Awards - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA)

2019 Finalist (3) - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2019 Honorable Mention - Monovisions Photography Awards - Photojournalism

2019 1st Place Winner - Documentary Photographer of the Year - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2019 1 Silver Distinction Award - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2019 3 Silver Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2019 Print Handlers Award - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2019 Semi-Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2019 2nd Place Winner - Shoot and Share - Birth

2019 Finalist - Shoot and Share - Birth

2019 Honorable Mention - International Color Awards - People

2019 Nominee - International Color Awards - People

2019 1st Place Winner - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition

2019 1st Place Winner Members’ Choice Award - International Association of Professional Birth PhotographersCompetition

2019 Honorable Mention - International Association of Professional Birth PhotographersCompetition

2019 2nd Place Overall Winner - Birth Becomes Her Image Contest

2019 Overall People’s Choice Winner - Birth Becomes Her Image Contest

2018 2nd Place Winner - Chromatic Awards - Photojournalism

2018 1st Place Winner - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2018 Honorable Mention - Black and White Spider Awards - People

2018 Nominee - Black and White Spider Awards - People and Photojournalism

2018 Honorable Mention - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2018 Honorable Mention - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2018 Honorable Mention - Australian Photography Awards - Documentary

2018 1st Place Winner - International Photography Awards - People

2018 2 Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards - People

2018 3 Silver Awards - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA)

2018 Finalist - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP) - Documentary

2018 3 Silver Distinction Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2018 3 Silver Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2018 Nominee - Fine Art Photography Awards - People

2018  Ranked #2 as Australia's Top 10 Black & White Photographers

2018 2 Silver Awards - World's Top 10 Black & White Photo Contest - People

2018 Bronze Award - World's Top 10 Black & White Photo Contest - People

2018 Shortlist - London International Creative Competition - Photography

2018 1st Place Winner - International Color Awards - Photojournalism

2018 Nominee - International Color Awards - Silhouette

2018 Final Round - Birth Becomes Her Photo Contest - Birth

2018 Final Round - Birth Becomes Her Photo Contest -  Postpartum

2017 3rd Place Winner - Chromatic Awards - People

2017 Honorable Mention - Chromatic Awards - Photojournalism

2017 Runner Up - People's Choice Award - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2017 1st Place Winner - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Pregnancy

2017 Honourable Mention - Black and White Spider Awards - Photojournalism

2017 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Pregnancy

2017 Finalist - Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards - Birth

2017 Finalist (2) - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2017 3 Silver Awards - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA)

2017 Honourable Mention - Monovisions Photography Awards - Photojournalism

2017 1st Place Winner - Documentary Photographer of the Year - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2017 3 Silver Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2016 Finalist - The Award: Noeline Kelly Award for Excellence in Photography

2016 Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2016 Semi-Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2016 Silver Award - Australian Professional Photographic Awards (APPA)

2016 Highly Commended - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Photojournalism

2016 Highly Commended - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Children

2016 Highly Commended - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Street

2016 2 Silver Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2015 Nominee - La Grande International Photographic Awards - Photojournalism

2015 Nominee - La Grande International Photographic Awards - People

2015 7 Silver Awards - WA Epson Professional Photography Awards (AIPP)

2015 Finalist - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2014 Finalist - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Competition  

2013 Runner Up - People's Choice Award - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2013 Finalist - Fremantle International Portrait Prize

2007 Finalist - Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

2004 Finalist - Iris Awards

Accreditation

Associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

Member of International Association of Professional Birth Photographers

Member of Birth Photographers Australia

Front Covers

Australian Breastfeeding Association Calendar - Australia

Breastfeeding Today - USA

Carried Away Baby Wearers Western Australia Issue 2 - Australia

Holistic Parent Magazine - USA

Rockstar Birth Magazine Issue 6 and Issue 13 - Australia

The Natural Parent Magazine - New Zealand

Projects / Community Work

Heidi Anderson's Shed Your Shit + Jarna Saunder's It's Safe to Be Soft Group Sunrise Beach Photo Shoot 

Heidi Anderson's Shed Your Shit + Jarna Saunder's It's Safe to Be Soft Group Sunset Salt Lakes Photo Shoot 

Heidi Anderson's Shed Your Shit + Rosie Rees Stop Sucking It in Group Sunrise Beach Photo Shoot 

Founder of the Camera Queens

Founder and facilitator of The Birth Folk

Co-founder of The Birth Femmes

Collaborative photographic project - One Heart

Heartfelt Photographer

Personal photographic project - Heart on my sleeve

World Breastfeeding Week's community photographer 2012-2016

Solo Exhibitions

The Art of Birth - 2016

Writing on the Wall - 2007

Tres Años Más Tarde - 2007

Self Titled - 2002

Group Exhibitions

Curator of I AM Self Portrait Exhibition - Canvas at Collective - 2022

WA AIPP Epson 2019 Photographer of the Year Digital Exhibition at Yagan Square - 2019

WA AIPP Epson 2018 Photographer of the Year Exhibition - 2018

WA AIPP Epson 2018 Photographer of the Year Digital Exhibition at Yagan Square - 2018

WA AIPP Epson 2017 Photographer of the Year Exhibition - 2018

PhotoLive Expo2017 - Novotel Langley -2017

Fremantle International Portrait Prize Retrospective- 2017

Portraits and Paella - Art Space Collective - 2017

Fotofreo "Backyard Blues" - 2012

Sex in cars and love motels - 2007

The Space Between - 2006

Fotofreo "Sex, Tripe and Bowling" - 2006

Perth Centre of Photography's Members Show - 2005

Alterego - 2005

Iris Awards - 2004

Supermart - 2004

Education & Training

Adelaide Birth Photography Workshop with Victoria Berekmeri

Angela Gallo Dynamo Doula Training

Angela Gallo Radical Resurgence Retreat - Bali

Anja McDonald Workshop

Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia - Edith Cowan University

Childbirth International Birth Doula Training

Clarity Project with James Simmons and Kelly Tunny

Hayley Carr - Superabundant

Hayley Carr - NLP 

Jesh De Rox Workshop - Where Falling in Love & Photography Meet

Jesh De Rox Workshop - Photographer of the Future

Love Her Wild Workshop

Moment Design Workshop with Jess Chia

Monet Nicole Birth Film Workshop

Optimal Maternal Positioning Workshop with Ginny-Phang-Davey

Studio Lighting Workshop with Steve Wise and Stef King

Public Speaking/Workshops

2022 North Metro TAFE - Guest Speaker

2022 Creating an audacious brand - Jessie McGarry - Guest Speaker

2022 Creating an audacious brand - Rosie Rees - Guest Speaker

2022 Vicki Hobb's Doula Training Academy - Guest Speaker

2021 The importance of community - Courtney Wilder - Podcast Guest Speaker 

2021 How they have scaled their business BTS in the Scale Squad - Erika Cramer - Podcast Guest Speaker 

2021 Photosynthesis 2.0: A photographer's retreat - Organiser and speaker

2021 Soulful SHE-E-O Event - Organiser and Guest Speaker

2021 Vicki Hobb's Doula Training Academy - Guest Speaker

2021 Beyond Branding - Helle Weston - Guest Speaker

2021 Money Money Money - Jessie McGarry - Guest Speaker

2021 Creating an Audacious Brand - Claire Davies - Guest Speaker

2021 Creative Risks - International Association of Professional Birth Photographers - Guest Speaker

2021 Photosynthesis: A photographer's retreat - Organiser and speaker

2021 Lacey Savell, Your Go-To-Girl - Styling Confidently Creating Impact - Guest Speaker

2021 Potent Branding Photography - Laura Elizabeth Gillett - Guest Speaker

2020 Kombi 2.0 Photography Workshop - Organiser and speaker

2020 Captured  Portrait Photography Workshop - Co-organiser and speaker

2020 Family and Motherhood Photography Workshop - Organiser and Speaker

2020 Vicki Hobb's Doula Training Academy - Guest Speaker

2020 Potent Identity® Photography - Fremantle Camera Club - Guest Speaker

2020 Photo Inspo Festival -“From Potential to Potent: Portraits that make you go Oooh!”Guest Speaker

2020 From Potential to Potent Birth Photography Online Course - Organiser and speaker

2019 Birth Photography Workshop - Co-organiser and speaker

2018 Selecting and Judging Award Images - Lacey Barratt - Podcast Guest Speaker 

2018 Birth Photography Workshop - Co-organiser and speaker

2018 Birth Photography Evening Chat - Co-organiser and speaker

2017 Family Photography Workshop - Organiser and speaker

2017 Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) and Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) event - Guest speaker

2017 Decathlon Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) - Guest speaker

2016 National Homebirth Conference - Guest speaker

2016 The Waiting Room, Mother & Midwife - Guest speaker

2014 The Positive Birth Movement Fremantle and Midland meets - Guest speaker 

Judging

2022 International Association of Professional Birth Photographer's Competition

2021 Birth Photographer International Image Competition

2021 D+AD Awards 

2021 International Association of Professional Birth Photographer's Competition

2020 Birth Photographer International Image Competition

2018 Australian College of Midwives Birth Photography Awards

Published

Alberta Health Services Pregnancy and Birth 2nd Edition

Alberta Health Services The Early Years 2nd Edition

Australian Breastfeeding Association September 2013

Australian Breastfeeding Association Calendar 2014

Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) Journal March 2019

Baby Wearers Western Australia INC. Carried Away Magazine March 2014

Blissful Herbs

Brigitte Mom Issue 03/2019

Channel 9 July 2019

Chat Magazine January 2019 edition

Chromatic Awards Annual Book 2017

Chromatic Awards Annual Book 2018

Daily Mail September 2018

Daily Mail July 2019

Empowering Birth Magazine August 2013

Empowering Birth Magazine February 2014

Holistic Parenting Magazine September-October 2014

Holistic Parenting Magazine May-June 2016

Hoofbeats Volume 38 No 1

International Color Awards 11th Annual Winners Book Vol.2

Natural Parent Magazine Summer 2014

Natural Parent Magazine Winter 2014

Natural Parent Magazine Autumn 2015

Natural Parent Magazine Winter 2015

Natural Parent Magazine Summer 2016

Natural Parent Magazine Autumn 2016

Natural Parent Magazine Spring 2016

Neuf Mois December 2017

New Idea Magazine December 2018

Nurture Parenting Magazine December 2013

Rockstar Birth Magazine Issue 6 and Issue 13

Schweizer Illustrierte March 2017 No.9. edition

Silvershotz Magazine January 2019 edition

Stern Magazine May 2019

Take 5 August 2019

The West Australian April 2017 and August 2017

12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards The Journal Collection No.9.

13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Winners Book Volume 2

XLSemanal Magazine Spain May 2019

WA Today 2016

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