Myheadshot-smallMy love for photography goes back a long way. My mum was always the one with a camera in her hands, snapping photos of my sister, brother, and me as we grew up. First smiles. First steps. First birthdays. First days at school. Mum and her camera were always there, capturing the delightful humdrum of daily life in addition to special milestones. It wasn’t long before we had two “happy snappers” in the house. My love affair with photography had begun.

Between the two of us, we soon had an overflowing bookshelf of family photo albums, and we spent many rainy afternoons reminiscing over them. My obsession with the photo album continues to this day, and I already have an extensive collection of my own. In fact, my own kids love “reading” them with me. The tradition continues.

When I was 24, my Mum unexpectedly passed away. Looking back through those treasured family photo albums, I realised that the great photos of her and I together were limited. One of us was always taking the photo. I can’t tell you what I would give to change that.

Now, I hand the camera to someone else at times. I’ve become a master of the “long arm stretch” to get into photos. And most importantly, I book regular sessions with a professional photographer. I want to be in the pictures. The time is now. Not when I finally lose that weight. Not when the garden looks a little bit better. Not when the youngest is a little bit more co-operative. Now. My family. Forever.

Allow me to capture your family now. The everyday moments. The smiles. The serious side. The silly side. The “little things” that ultimately mean so much. I love to capture them all, and I know how to deal with uncooperative little people (after all, I still have two). I’ll help you select the perfect spot, with the perfect people. I’ll record the story of your family as you really are. Beautiful. Unique.

There’s a session perfect for you, because it’s designed for and by you, with as much or as little input as you want. Your insight is invaluable to the process.

Over the past few years, I have been honoured with numerous awards for my portraiture, including the following:

Over the past few years, I have been honoured with numerous awards for my portraiture, including the following:

  • 2017 WAPPA: Winner:  2017 WA Professional Family Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2016 APPA: 1 Silver with Distinction, 3 Silver awards.  Family portrait.
  • 2016 WAPPA: Winner:  2016 WA Professional Family Portrait Photographer of the Year.
  • 2016 NPPP: Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
  • 2015 WAPPA: Winner:  2015 WA Professional Family Portrait Photographer of the Year.
  • 2015 WAPPA: 1 Gold Distinction, 4 Silver Distinctions & 3 Silver awards. Portrait Open and Family Portrait.
  • 2015 APPA: 1 Silver awards Awarded my Master of Photography honours.
  • 2014 WAPPA: Winner:  2014 WA Professional Family Portrait Photographer of the Year.
  • 2014 WAPPA: 6 Silver, 2 Silver Distinction Portrait Open and Family Portrait.  Finalist Portrait Photographer of the Year.
  • 2014 APPA: 4 Silver awards Family Portrait & Portrait.
  • 2013 APPA: 1 Silver Family Portrait, 2 Silver & 1 Silver Distinction Portrait Open
  • 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize Finalist
  • 2013 WAPPA: 3 Silver awards Family Portrait and Portrait
  • 2012 APPA: 2 Silver Distinctions & 2 Silver Family Portrait
  • 2012 WAPPA: Silver Portrait Family
  • 2011 WAPPA: Finalist WA Professional Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2011 WAPPA: 3 Silver Distinction Portrait Open
  • 2011 APPA: Silver Portrait Open
  • 2010 APPA: Silver Family Portrait
  • 2010 WAPPA: Silver Distinction & Finalist Best Print in Family Portraiture.
  • 2008 Canon: Category Winner Photo 5

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