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I am a perfectionist and have spent quite a deal of time getting really good at what I do. But my images have energy because of my passion; they are timeless and authentic. I am professional, yet warm and friendly. I'm also very discreet.
A bit about me? I am careful and considerate in the way I work with my clients. I tailor each Brisbane photography experience. My clients say that I'm friendly and professional. I am authentic, no airs and graces. You get what you see.
If asked, my husband would tell you that I am a cotton-wool-wrapping mother! And, if I'm being honest, I admit that I have a ridiculous passion for accumulating handbags! So, when I'm not swapping my wallet over, or wrapping a child in cotton-wool, I'm creating exceptionally romantic, candid and unique wedding photographs in and around Brisbane. Aaaaand, I also love coffee, or a good hot chocolate.
I've been photographing people for a while. I got my first job as a corporate photographer for Mount Isa Mines in 1995. Of course, now I specialise in photography in Brisbane. I have been fortunate enough to receive state and national awards for my work. I am a very friendly and down-to-earth person, with a passion for perfection. I am technically very proficient at my craft - every photo is sharp, exposed correctly, composed effectively and created through planning. My work is not just a hobby or a weekend job - it is my career, my focus.
I've attended a lot of workshops in my time, all aimed at improving my photography; posing, directing, lighting, communication skills, time management, and equipment and workflow techniques. My ongoing training ensures that I am abreast of industry trends, the latest techniques and demonstrates my dedication to the industry and my clients.
Participating in the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers annual awards each year allows me to measure my expertise against the industry and enables me to network and grow my business. Mixing with other professionals and having my work critiqued regularly keeps me focussed and motivated. Receiving regular awards for my work is pretty rewarding too!
I mentor other photographers. Newcomers to the industry have so much to learn about social media and software, let alone how to run a successful business, keep your clients happy and take fabulous photos!
You'll notice I have a limited number of publications (both print and hard copy) that I sell to novice photographers and learners. I find writing is a marvellous way of articulating the skills and techniques required whilst developing a solid understanding of the theory behind photography, and beautiful photographs. I like to write in very simple terms.
My Background I have been a photographer for 20 years, with the last seven years focussed on photographing people. I started, like most photographers, covering a wide range of subjects but developed a skill and passion for wedding photography. I have trained under some of the best wedding photographers in Australia and the world .... and that was a privelege and an enormous learning experience.
I am a master practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), which makes me an excellent communicator and gives me the ability to comfortably relate to a lot of different people. I am a Reiki practitioner which demonstrates my ability to connect to people in a special way. My husband and I have three sons and live in Brisbane's west.
Please contact me if you might be interested in having me as your Brisbane or Sunshine Coast wedding photographer on 07 3300 5618.