The joy and positivity people experience simply by having photographs they love is my constant inspiration. It’s irresistible!
I love photographing people – this is my specialty. So that means Portraits, Families, Kids, Babies, Weddings (You know, a wedding is the perfect combination of all my photographic adventures!), Events and Fashion. My style is evident across all of these, and yet each occasion calls for it’s own approach, it’s own flavour. I’ve never met two individuals who are the same, so why would I want to make images look the same?
One of the genres of photography I’ve always been drawn to is Lifestyle Photography, and it’s time to really draw attention to it, particularly for my family, baby and kids photography.
Lifestyle Photography is about celebrating ‘normal’ everyday life by capturing it in artisan photographs.
I love the chance to reveal to people the beauty and significance of the little things around them. I LOVE being able to freeze in time the expressions and behaviours of kids – AND parents – that come so naturally to them when in their home environment. This is real life, but wow, the images can be magical. Sometimes hilarious. Always heart-connected.
As a photographer and an observer of life, this is hugely rewarding for me, and you become the proud guardians of artisan photographs which are testament to your story, as a family and as each individual within it.
My Wedding Photography is also very much influenced by this approach, this way to see the world. I’ll tick every box in the list of photos that you want, and then get those extra ones, the quiet or fleeting things, the surprisingly loud and funny things, the expressions of emotion – the moments in between.
And yes, I can still direct and light a subject to look like a movie star, or wrangle 50+ attendees into an awesome group portrait. These are skills I worked hard for and enjoy every second of. I will always do portraiture in all its forms.
One other way to share the wonder of this visual existence of ours is through teaching. I’m an educator in photography and retouching, also running regular Adobe Photoshop courses at Northern Beaches Community College in Brookvale. There are also options for private tuition and workplace training. Classes are diverse and lots of fun – learning Photoshop should always be fun.