When I am not photographing awesome couples, you will most likely find me photographing …
I take photos for a living … and just for fun too :)
I love a good chat over coffee, travelling the countryside, and dogs are the best. One day I plan to travel the country living in a Sprinter van whilst taking pictures of my travels.
I am a Sydney based photographer and where my love of taking pictures began in around 2000.
At the time I was working in the interiors industry in a sales & marketing capacity. While I was debating whether to study my other love, interior design, I purchased my first DSLR camera. The plan was to create photo-based art to sell to interior designers as I discovered digital printing and ability to print on canvas. It’s laughable now as it’s a common household product, but back in the year 2000, printing on canvas was a new printing technique only known to limited industry insiders.
In the process of learning how to use a camera, I fell in love with taking pictures and eventually photographing people. Finally leading me to taking that next step to become a professional photographer in 2009 after relocating to Brisbane in the name of love.
Through photography I have made friends I otherwise never would have and found a wonderful community of photographers and creatives.
I have spent the last eight years photographing weddings, mostly in and around Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW, along with the odd destination wedding.
After 11 years in Brisbane, I have returned home to Sydney. Now as a Sydney based photographer, I look forward to photographing more couples on their big day around this beautiful country.
Images that inspire me capture the raw emotions and connection between two people in love, along with the beautiful relationships they share with their loved ones. I love nothing more than to create images that are intimate, colourful and meaningful while shooting in a candid, natural wedding photography style. Just real moments captured – none of that fake stuff or feeling awkward and I will never take you away from your guests for a two or three hour long photoshoot!
While most of my weddings are relaxed outdoorsy weddings with a hundred of your closest family and friends, I love photographing country weddings on properties and farms, laid-back beach weddings along the coast with waterfront views, stylish backyard weddings and weddings in warehouse spaces. I also shoot pre-wedding engagement sessions, elopements, week-day weddings and intimate weddings & celebrations.
I have been commissioned to photograph weddings throughout Australia – from weddings in Brisbane, regional & South East Queensland, Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Tasmania, Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Central Coast NSW, Mid North Coast, Southern Highlands, NSW South Coast and Sydney. Along with some international destination weddings including Fiji and Thailand.
I am a self-taught photographer who has spent many hours playing with my cameras and experimenting with photography and editing techniques, watching online photography workshops, and attending photography conferences and seminars both here in Australia and overseas. While I don’t seek affirmation from my peers through entering photography competitions, I put all my energy into creating beautiful images for my couples. I would rather let my couples be my judges.
I have been a full-time photographer and sustained a photography business since 2009, and the fact that couples continue to hire me each year, plus all the lovely reviews I have received over the years, are the best judges of my photography.
Life has taught me that when you are passionate about something, your drive and motivation can open you to learning more than you could ever imagine. My journey as a photographer has been life changing. My life revolves around photography and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
For many years I have worked in creative industries, but none has brought me as much happiness as documenting people’s stories. I do believe things happen for a reason, and my past has enabled me to be the photographer that I am today.
I would love to tell your story.