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There’s a driving force behind this lens of mine and it all comes back to family.
As a mother of three spirited children and wife to my amazing husband, I love this stage of our lives and the memories created each and every day as a family. I value every second that I get to spend documenting our every day, as mundane and normal as it may seem – in a few years, they will likely be the moments we cherish the most.
My days together are spent on the Gold Coast, either working at home with my husband, chasing our kiddos down the beach or venturing into the beauty of the hinterlands. Having a camera in hand (more often than not) is my creative expression, my preservation of these fleeting days and the family story that I have invested my heart and soul into.
Prior to this season of life with my own children, I worked with others as a Social Worker in Child Protection. My parents embedded in me an open door policy for those in need, our family home being a sanctuary for foster children, many of whom are still a part of our family today. It was a natural progression from there for me to go on and continue this work in a new capacity.
Your heart expands in ways unknown when working in an industry like Child Protection, when you are required to adhere to a system but your heart aches for more; more hope, more love, more unity. During this time I was the person facilitating contact between children and their biological families, often weeks, months or years would span between these visits and I longed for a way to make these raw, unmade, emotional encounters count for more than the ticking clock. So I did.
From there on I carried my camera, I captured something that went beyond the system, I created prints and photo books of the glimpses of family they had and gifted these to the children I worked with. As you might expect, I was all in from there. Documenting people’s stories consumed me wholeheartedly, the real, authentic, honest moments that when everything else is stripped away will always matter the most.
Fast forward a few years and three children later, I now have a thriving photography business where I get to live in these precious moments with my own family and capture so many others. I am invited into homes to document life, love, and authenticity, including all of the extra parts that make up our stories.
During my sessions, there are no rules, expectations or posing. I simply want to capture you loving on your little ones, hanging out with your people and doing the things you love.
When our children have grown up and moved out, only the stories and memories will remain of our time together under one roof.
I want to create images that show the real story of your family. Imagine having images in your hands that beautifully capture the heart of your home, the connection you all share and the little things that you love?
Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it!
I would be honoured to capture your story.
I would be honoured to capture your story!
Memory Keeping ~
The Story Keeper
My other passion is memory keeping, (not increased storage on your iPhone or the time consuming scrap booking kind), but tangible items that embody your story and are simple to put together and maintain for years to come.
We all know that sorting photos is the mountain we never seem to want to tackle or don't know where to start with so I've created a super handy resource for you and lots more info on preserving your own family story.
Just imagine, beautiful images in the heart of your home, held close in your memory but also in your hands. Grab a copy of my eBook today and get started!
Frames of Hope
Fuelled by a calling to document stories that often go untold, rife with hope, resilience and strength I launched a project called Frames of Hope.
This project is my heart work and my way to give back. The families that I work with have experienced loss, illness or heartbreak and are gifted a professional photo shoot and tangible memories to hold dear through a testing time of their lives.
All of this, it comes back to family. Our stories matter.