Exposing Birth is a podcast about exposing me, exposing you, exposing us and exposing birth. Centered around birth and business, no topic is off limits. This is where expansion and creativity meet to birth babies, families, businesses, and ideas. Hosted by Lacey Barratt, an Internationally decorated birth photographer and doula, we are here to witness you expand and embrace all of your hearts deepest desires.
Have your cake and eat it too
The best way to show up is by being free.
When I am free, you are free. And vise versa.
I believe so much in community over competition. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s deeply ingrained in my ethos. Because when one person thrives, we all thrive.
That’s why I love being in spaces where vulnerability is not just accepted, but encouraged. The vulnerability to say out loud what you truly want, and for those desires to be witnessed and validated.
Come join me. Come be free.
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In between the uplevel
Are you on the verge of a massive uplevel?
You know things are shifting but you’re not quite there so you’re stuck between the old and the new. This was me about a month ago. The old me no longer felt in alignment with the evolution of who I was becoming but I didn’t know how to bridge the gap.
I felt stuck in between... until I started personifying the two versions of myself. The old me and the expanded, upleveled version of me.
So let me ask you...what would the up-leveled version of you be doing right now?
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What we look for when judging the Birth Photographer Of The Year awards
I know it can be so hard to choose an image for a competition!
You can be really proud and happy with an image but it may just not be what the judges are looking for. To help you reflect and choose your photos, I have opened up the judges training to anyone that wants to attend because I want to make judging clear and transparent.
Our judges panel incorporates both experienced and fresh judges because we acknowledge that we need different perspectives from different people experiencing different walks of life who will bring diversity to the judging in the competition. Not just old hags like me!
In this episode, I give you great tips on what I look for as a judge and will share insights from the judges training that can really benefit you when you are choosing which photo to submit. I wanted to share these with you because I want the judging process to be clear and transparent to help you win.
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Why we don't want to grow as birth photographers - a panel discussion from Image Evaluation Educational Event
There are so many incredible educational platforms out there for birth photography. We don’t have a gap in education. What we do have, however, is a gap in the willingness of birth photographers to grow.
I recently teamed up together with some amazing photographers to create the Image Evaluation Educational Event to help bring education to its max. Afterward I jumped on a panel with some incredible women to discuss what growth means for us as an industry. We asked some hard questions, we answered some hard questions and I want to share this amazing conversation with you today.
Raising Our Prices Isn't the Answer
I’m a firm believer that we need more money in the hands of powerful women. And something I’m seeing a lot in business circles at the moment is that we need to know our worth and raise our prices. Although I agree, I think we need to pull it back a layer and go a little deeper.
If you feel unworthy, uncomfortable, or anxious about raising your prices, the question you need to ask yourself is, why? Because there’s no point raising your prices until you’re in the energy to hold that money.
What’s stopping you from asking for money?
What can you do to start holding an energetic space for it?
Why Sleep is Important
A little while ago I did an episode about sleep and why it’s important, which is one of the most popular episodes I’ve ever done. Clearly this is a topic you all want to know more about so I’m going to dive back in and share the story behind why I value sleep as much as I do. It all happened a few years back in the height of my pregnancy photography when I was completely overbooked. I’m going to be completely honest and share the rough times, the mistakes I made and the lessons I finally learned. I hope you can take away something from this so you don't need to push yourself to breaking point like I did.
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Loving your work Lacey!
This is just what I needed