There’s a fairy at the bottom of my garden

Photographing children has always held a special place in my heart. Since 2010 when our daughter was born, I moved away from the wedding photography world and into the portraiture world. Which I’m told is pretty common among photographers.
Being in this world was fantastic. I taught myself everything from women to pregnancy through to families and newborn babies but I never quite got ‘THE THING’ I truly loved handing over to clients. Don’t get me wrong, I photographed some gorgeous pieces but there was always that element missing I couldn’t put my finger on.

I took a course with a Nowra based photographer, Aimee Louise where she talked about using textures and layering imagery to create the final effect. I felt a little piece of my puzzle drop into place. Since that course I’ve been messing around with digital composites and layering of imagery over the top of another to create a completely different feel and I LOVE it. Whether it is received in the public eye as much as I love it, it makes me happy and that’s really all that matters.

I took my eldest kiddo out into an empty housing block near us late one afternoon after school and we shot a handful of images ‘for fun’. Later that evening I had a play with a few of them while she was sitting with me and she remarked, ‘you’re actually good at this mum’. haha thanks, kid. But I understood that for her, she’s never seen me create or make anything, so to her, it was the first time seeing an image unveil itself.

One of them now very proudly sits above my workspace as a 20X30 high def metal print. I love seeing her catch a glimpse of herself and very proudly comment how much she loves it too. I printed her a mini version in a frame for her room. I feel that where we can inspire the next generations imagination, we create futures for ourselves.




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