In loving memory of

our little twin Angel ~ 24 September 2010


our beautiful baby girl,

Ava May Akhurst ~ 7th May 2015


For me, Motherhood has been a colourful dance between joyous birth and heartbreaking loss.

Sadly I have also known the deep heartbreak that comes with the loss of a baby.

It was an experience that has led me to feel the deepest of sorrow.

As I moved through the grief and loss after early miscarriage and Ava’s passing, I felt something awaken within me.

I did not expect that anything good could come from such intense pain yet it has happened this way.

I now have a deeper sense of connection to my life purpose.

I feel inspired to use my photography to be of service to others who experience the loss of a baby or a child, and bring light where there is darkness.

I want to help other families who have experienced this most indescribable loss and that is why I have created Healing Hearts.

Understanding the power in healing through the photographic expression of creativity,

I am hopeful that the Healing Hearts sessions will create memories for you to connect, celebrate, honour their place in your life

and also provide you with a tangible keepsake for you to treasure.”


Welcome to our unique Healing Hearts sessions!


Healing Hearts is a creative healing space wholeheartedly embracing the love in which your little angel is acknowledged, celebrated and rejoiced for being who they are; your CHILD; a part of YOU and your FAMILY

Pricing is quoted individually based on what you would like in your session, so please contact me at nicole@hushphotography.com.au to discuss your personal portraiture needs.

Being a Heartfelt volunteer photographer for the past couple of years in the Illawarra region, Heartfelt is our chosen charity to support by donating your session fee of $65 from every Healing Hearts session. Whilst you connect as a family, so to does your gift help another. Your donation will enable one family to have the most priceless tangible memory in photographs of their child gone too soon.

If this kind of sadness has touched your life it would be an honour to be of service to you in this way, please send me a note at nicole@hushphotography.com.au.



The following session was made with love

“In Memory & Honour of Baby Jordan”



bereavement sessions

Information & Support Links

Katrina Cavanough – Therapy Counselling, Wollongong

Sands – Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death Support

Sids & Kids NSW – Corrimal Community Centre Support Group

Pillars of Strength – Support for Dads