I’m not the photographer for everyone. And that’s OK! I’m totally alright with that.
If my intention and philosophy resonates with you then I’d love to work together.
My Mission. My Purpose.
I truly believe that now, more than ever, in a world where we are constantly bombarded by meaningless images, that we have an obligation to our children and grandchildren, to invest in and thoughtfully create meaningful family portraits that define who we are and how we choose to be remembered. Portraits that’ll be brought out at your special occasions with pride, or shown to your daughter when she needs to know how loved she’s always been.
This is my purpose and my passion!
Sometimes we can be so focused on making it through- making it through the hour, the day, the week - that we one day realise that six months have passed us by, and all the things we’d promised ourselves we’d do - the milestone cards, the baby book and, yes, the professional photos, have been pushed way, way down the list of priorities. But I’m here to remind you that these thing ARE important! They are SO important! In another six months these days will be a blur, and you’ll no longer remember that adorable baby-babble sound they make first thing in the morning, or that little curl at the base of their neck, or the exact shade of their baby-blue eyes. Please don’t put off preserving these little things that mean so much!
I try to avoid putting myself in a box by defining my photography style. But I do need to tell you about my shooting style and how my sessions run.
My sessions are organic. They have a mind of their own and can go off in any which way, depending on what kind of person you are and what you feel comfortable with. I don’t have a ‘set photo shoot’, meaning no two of my sessions will ever be the same. I don’t have a ‘shot list’ and, apart from styling ideas which we decide together beforehand, and a vision of what we’d like to achieve for your photos, I don’t have a plan.
Does this make you nervous? Let me tell you why I work this way. Firstly, it keeps me passionate about my job. I can show up to session after session without feeling burned out when I don’t know what to expect each time. This is how I create my best work for you! Secondly, it means that each of my clients receives a set of images which are completely unique to them. Magic moments that they’ll treasure because they’ll look at them and instantly be transported to that time in their life. It’s all about emotional attachment. You need to feel a connection to your photos or they’ll mean nothing to you. So, if you’re looking for a photographer to give you perfectly-posed, cheesy-grinned family portraits, I’m sorry, but I’m not the photographer for you.
If you are looking for a photographer who’ll find the magic in your every day moments. who’ll see real emotion and connection and capture images that are completely ‘you’. who’ll go above and beyond for you. who’ll find the epic light. who’ll give you memories to treasure! Then gosh, am I the one for you!
If you love openly and fiercely, if you laugh out loud together, if you live intentionally and intimately with your loved ones, then I hope you'll see me as the perfect photographer for you. I love working with families who, like myself, value images created with heart, and with the purpose of being kept for generations- images full of natural, raw emotion and intimacy.