Here are some fun facts you may not know about the lady behind the lens…
I thought I was going to be Indiana Jones.
I majored in Archaeology at Uni and honestly thought I’d travel the world and discover things about our civilization we haven’t yet found. But then the reality of living away from my family sank in and it just wasn’t for me. Plus, I don’t look great wearing an akubra…*jokes*
I use to be a Hip Hop dancer.
Legit. I even won the National Hip Hop Championships back in the early 2000’s. I’ve been a dancer since the age of 3 (probably even before that, but I don’t know if dancing around the lounge room counts?!) although it’s been a little while since I’ve been in the studio. I love how music and movement allow you to be so present in the moment, with nothing else to think about except the rhythm …. My kind of meditation
I’ve worn many hats throughout my career.
Including Makeup Artist, Visual Merchandiser, Real Estate agent (literally lasted 6 months, it was NOT my jam), Retail Planner and Store Manager. They were all a lot of fun, but none of them set my soul on fire.
I was told that the creative arts would never make me a career
I never knew what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’. I knew what I loved to do, but I went to a private school and was told that the creative arts would never make me a career…. I’m so very glad to be proving them wrong now! It’s never too late to find your WHY….
Photography has always been in my blood
I have a photo from when I was about 3, holding my dad’s Nikon film camera. I have such vivid memories of always asking to use it, trying to steal it away when he wasn’t looking, so I could capture my world. I’ve had a camera in my hand most of my life and if I wasn’t taking pics, I’d be losing myself in my parent’s photo albums, soaking in all the memories and moments hidden in them, trying to hold onto the feeling it gave me to see what their life was like before I came along, or even from when I was a child.
This is my WHY…. I want to give that same feeling to my beautiful clients. The feeling of magic, love, that warmth in the heart that comes from remembering and reliving times in our lives that have been.
We all say ‘time goes so fast’ and the reality is, it does. But the power a photograph has to freeze that moment, to encapsulate the feeling that moment had, so that it can be re-lived over and over again, is why I do what I do