Do you want something different?

Can you imagine artwork in your home or for your business that’s unique to you – unlike the standard studio portraiture we’ve been conditioned to expect. Yes?

Excellent. That’s exactly what I enjoy doing the most.

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Personal Branding & Head Shots
Couples, Proposals & Engagements
Lifestyle Family Portrait
Family, Kids & Lifestyle
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Studio Style Portraits on Location


People, Pets and Commercial Portraits

You don’t need an excuse or a special occasion to have professional photos taken, and you certainly don’t need to follow standards on how photography ‘should’ look. In fact, I encourage you to dare to be different when selecting your images for wall art and albums.

We’ll also get the safe shots – the ones with everyone looking at the camera – at some point of the portrait experience, and if they are your favourites then they are the ones we’ll frame. But the most heartfelt moments are often the unplanned ones. They look amazing on the walls of your home and in albums. They are unique to you. This is your life – you, your family, your pets, your everyday – as beautifully printed works of Art.

For you professionals and businesses – Headshots and Personal Branding are designed to best suit the message you want to convey online and in your printed collateral to accurately represent you and your business.

And last but certainly not least, for the loved-upCouples, Proposals, Engagements .You are now two individuals making a completely new thing together, an alchemy only you can be. Have fun creating the images you’ll keep to remember.

ABOUT ME (and you)

Photography is not the only thing I can do, it’s what I choose to do because I get to work with fabulous clients who are creative thinkers and artistic souls.

How do you know if I’m the right photographer for you? The images on this website will give you a good indication, as will the sections ‘about me’, including the picture featured here which is recent, and also a testament to the powers of Photoshop. I love Photoshop.

I am (so my clients tell me) infinitely patient and a master improviser when there are curve balls – which is pretty common when working with kids, pets or the weather.

I’m also very aware of time and how valuable it is, so I work to keep the entire process streamlined and time efficient for you and for me.


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If you’re after a bossy schoolmarm photographer who yells your kids (or teenagers!) into order – I’m not your person. I will do everything I can to get the best possible results in a fun way. 

If you have a beautiful new baby and you want those wrapped, baskets-and-bows newborn portraits – also not me. They are stunning, of course, they’re just not my style. If you love the storytelling magic of photographing your baby at home, in your space, we’re a great fit.

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Do you want to book a photo session online, turn up on the day with no direct communication beforehand and walk away with a handful of digital files that you may or may not print at some stage? We’re not a match there either.

I work with my clients before, during and after our shoot to get awesome images and to create precious printed treasures to enjoy now and for many years to come. 

Whichever kind of photography session you’re thinking of, the best way to see if we’re right for each other is by having a chat – in person, over Zoom or on the phone. It’s a compatibility check as well as an information exchange.

Photo sessions during COVID-19

We’re still in flux when it comes to COVID-19 and it’s really important to me that we take every precaution to stay safe.  For Portraits and Family shoots I’m still booking mainly outdoor locations. This can be at your favourite place to go, in your garden or even on the verandah! Professional Portraits, Head Shots and Commercial projects are generally in your workplace, but can be outdoors as well. There are guidelines we all need to follow for physical distancing and hygiene, but that’s all fine! We can still enjoy it, get great images and stay safe. 

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What is Lifestyle Photography?

  This is is real life, real emotion and interaction, in-your-home photography. It’s where authentic and artistic meet, creating visual documents of this moment in time

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