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As a youngster, you would have been hard pressed to find me doing anything other than taking photos. I was addicted to the process of being able to capture and manipulate light and movement, evoke moods and distill moments in time.
“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” — Sam Abell
It wasn’t until I started sending those photographs into competitions collecting the blue ribbon against seasoned experts, and submitting my pieces to high-end magazines where they’d be published in the pages not long after, that I realised my passion could well become my profession.
Following a corporate career and the birth of my son, I set about refining and honing my professional photography skills. You see, anyone one can pick up a camera, set it to automatic and shoot, but there’s a real art and science to getting the best possible image.
It takes confidence with the camera, built over weeks and months and years of testing and pushing the boundaries. It takes a sophisticated appreciation for settings, and knowing how to respond to light, weather, people and landscapes. In fact, that’s one of the most exhilarating elements of being a professional photographer; striving to control all the variables to bring the best out in photos and situations.
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” — Alfred Stieglitz
Then, there’s the polishing phase. In an era where amateur photographers push towards brightness and boldness in colours, the nuances of tones, textures and moodiness are often overlooked. For me, it’s all about evoking the most appropriate emotion from the picture in the editing phase. And unlike many major photography companies, nothing in my process is outsourced. I’m there from the initial discussion, to the live shoot, to the tinkering and tweaking in the edit. It’s a highly personalised process performed with a whole lot of love.
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” — Diane Arbus
With digital presences and quality branding proving crucial to any organisation’s reputation, growth and conversion, companies big and small are investing in professional photography.
Where daggy stock images and blocks of text one sat, quality photographs that capture the colour, momentum and feel of the people, places, products and services you offer are more powerful. It’s all about helping new clients and customers fall in love with your brand, standing out from the crowd.
Social media’s insatiable appetite for stunning photographic content continues, corporates, businesses and organisations are investing in making sure their content is successful on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
I look after creating captivating visual content for businesses to repurpose on social media. To see my social media work, check out the website and social media accounts for Gold Coast Turf Club. From fashion to facilities, events to equine friends, stock photography is not acceptable in 2020 and beyond!
For couples tying the knot in South East Queensland, I am the photographer of choice for many brides and grooms at weddings from Toowoomba in the Darling Downs to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and throughout the Gold Coast where I am based.
As a bride only a few years ago, I know how important it is to achieve quality (over quantity) images of the special day. That’s why I provide my professional opinion early on to the bride and groom as they plan the timings of the day, outlining the people, places and purposes of each shot.
Born into a family of equine enthusiasts, marrying one and breeding two, it’s a privilege to the the photographer of choice for prestigious horse shows from the SHC Grand Nationals,Toowoomba Royal Show to the EKKA, state events in both Queensland and New South Wales including the Welsh Youngstock show, Rising Star and Newcomer Show, Country Hack Championship, Horse of the Year, Riding Pony State Show, and many others throughout the year.