Meet the artist.
I’m Sollest, the person behind Inspired by Soul.
I’m a newborn photographer, artist and nurse who lives in Southern Tasmania, not far from Hobart.
When I’m not photographing life’s newest arrivals, I’m creating illustrations for fun or sipping kombucha in the sun. I enjoy the simple things in life, but also love the chaos of creating.
This little business of mine began from humble beginnings, emerging over the years from a combination of my nursing background and creative side.
In 2012 I was a graduate nurse in the neonatal intensive care ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Back then, I had to look up the word "neonatal" because I had no idea what it meant!
From there I was thrown into the wonderful world of babies and what an incredible world it has been! I predominately cared for premature babies in the special care nursery, who made their grand entrance into the world a tad too early and refused to believe they had left the comforts of the womb.
I worked closely with the babies and even closer with their parents. The love, the passion, the emotion and the connections I saw was unlike anything else!
After some time in neonatal intensive care, I ventured out into the "adult world". Working in some of our busiest hospitals and wards, whilst becoming addicted to coffee! Kudos to those nurses working the wards day in and out!
In 2014, I was in much need of a creative break, so decided to go to art school and work towards my dream of becoming a professional photographer.
At the end of 2015 I had finished my Diploma in Photography and Inspired by Soul was conceived.
From there, Inspired by Soul has grown into a newborn photography service that honours high quality bespoke archival products, respects that timeless appeal and tailors the session towards it's little clients.
Inspired by Soul lives to capture those beautiful moments within a newborns first few weeks of life; And those details you forget, yet remember so vividly when reminded in a photograph.
Inspired by Soul is me, Sollest and I would love to capture those beautiful memories for you!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Sollest. x