Who are you? Lana Bell, 29, Brisbane Australia, photographer and owner of Little Posers Photography and doula (My Birth My Way)
Describe yourself in five words: Driven/impulsive/friendly/busy/mother
What is your passion/what do you do? I photograph very new babies (usually around 7 days old) and capture a really special and fleeting time in a new family’s life. I’m also passionate about birth choices and working with brand new mums and babies has lead me to also take on the role of a doula (professional birth support person) to help women have a really amazing, satisfying birth experience.
When did you develop this passion/choose to follow your passion? I’ve always known that I wouldn’t work for someone else. I trialled so many career paths before finally landing back where I should have always been – working as a photographer. Once I fell back into this role, doors started opening and haven’t stopped since.
What inspires you? Beautiful things, I’m a really visual person – Pinterest.com is a daily habit. I also get excited about the endless possibilities that run around in my head, knowing what I’ve achieved so far.
Best advice you received on following your passion? Work out what your priorities are and ‘make it work’. If it’s the right path to be taking, everything else will fall into place. Also that fear can hold you back from so many great things, be bold, don’t hold back and don’t let the fear stop you from achieving your goals.