Hi and welcome to my website. I first began my journey in photography during my employment at Woman's Day Magazine back in 1990. At the time I had dreamt of becoming a journalist however after experiencing the magic of food photography and the glamour of 90's fashion editorials my love of telling a story through photography took over.
Throughout the early years I also performed as a professional singer and dancer which is where I honed my love for photographing live stage shows, bands, circus acrobats and dancers. More than thirty years down the track and I have worked on many music videos, film sets and concerts one of my biggest highlights being Kylie Minogue Live in Sydney.
Fifteen years ago I switched to child / newborn photography working with large companies such as Bonds, Mini Haha and Bambini Magazine. Still to this day I absolutely love the spontaneity and fun involved in working with children. The naughtier they are the more of a challenge I feel it is to accomplish a great shot and that is why I never tire of it!
2011 I built my studio in the Sydney Hills District and it has grown from strength to strength. Twelve months ago I also became the head photographer for The Parra News a weekly publication by the Western Sydney Publishing Group. I absolutely love my job and over the years my clients have become my close family. I always endeavor to go that extra mile with building sets and a relationship with everyone who I work with. Each photo is more than a still image captured in a single moment but a wonderful story and memory we pass on to the next generation.
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