My Column for Juno Magazine

It’s been four years since I started writing my column called Birth in Pictures for Juno Magazine. I thought I’d share with you how it all started, what I love about the magazine and why my column is important to me.

It was a little while after I started my birth photography business (six years ago) that I first came across Juno Magazine on Instagram. I loved their ethos, the articles they wrote and the aesthetic of the magazine.

A few months later I reached out via email with an article proposal about birth photography. Back then, birth photography was still quite new and most of the birth images I was seeing online were coming from overseas.

At this time, I had a few births in my portfolio which meant I was able to show home births and hospital births. To my delight, they accepted the article and it was published in the next issue of Juno (issue 49 Summer 2017)

When Juno landed through my letterbox, I couldn’t wait to find the article.

My jaw dropped to the floor when I laid my eyeballs on it!

It was all about hands at birth, here it is…

It received such an incredible reception from Juno’s Readers and on social media.

There is something quite special about seeing your work printed in a magazine. When I saw that two of my images occupied two full pages,

Well, that was next level joy!

Shortly after, I wrote to Saffia (the editor) to submit an idea I had been contemplating.

I wrote asking if she would consider a regular column called Birth in Pictures. In each issue, I would share details, images and my reflections on birth.

(the wait was agonising)

Finally, I heard back.

Saffia and her team loved the idea – – > I was Deee-lighted!!

That was four years ago and I’ve not looked back since. It’s so important to me that we are seeing honest and raw images of birth and Juno Magazine is a wonderful platform to share my work and love of birth with its readers, old and new.

Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Saffia on my podcast The Adventures of a Birth Photographer – Listen to Episode 26 Here!

In it, Saffia shares how Juno started, how she took the leap and took it on, her team members, the process of creating the magazine plus a ton of other things.

It’s a great episode!

Juno is loaded with inspiration for gentle parenting, sustainable living, well-being and community. A stunning natural parenting magazine that covers an array of topics from pregnancy through to teenage years.

It’s full of interesting articles you’ll keep coming back to, beautiful photography, gorgeous illustrations, salivating recipes and epic book recommendations. One of my favourite sections is hearing from their community of readers. Since its launch in 2003, Juno has successfully built a strong following and community.

I love being part of the Juno team and family.

Did you know that (with permission) most of my clients get featured in Juno for my column? It’s something my clients LOVE!!

It’s not very often that you see yourself or your babe in a magazine is it?

These copies become treasured and kept for when the child is older. I’m always so grateful to my clients for allowing me to share their birth images. Seeing and normalising birth is vital.

Good To Know Things:

Did you know that you can buy back issues of Juno?

And if you visit their shop you can find gift packages (perrrrrrfect for new mums and mums to be!)

They also have a subscription you can sign up too.

There is something kinda wonderful about a physical copy landing on your doorstep on a bi-monthly basis. Having a coffee (or tea or something stronger!) holding a magazine and flicking through the pages is almost a forgotten indulgence.

The experience is a true gift.

If you’d like to give Juno a try, I have a 10% discount code you can use to make any purchase you wish in their shop. Digital copies and subscriptions are available worldwide too.

Click Here to be taken to the shop and website and use this Code: NNJROB21 to get 10% off.

I can’t quite articulate how much I love being part of Juno and how much I adore collecting each issue. I still can’t quite believe I have a regular column in such a beautiful magazine.

Thank you for saying YES to my idea Juno!

And if you’d like to be featured in my column and are tempted to look into having your birth documented – Go Here to find out more and Go Here to get in touch!