How has your background or
history influenced you as a
My background is in film photography which I studied
in Portland, Oregon USA (20 years ago), alongside my
Public Relations and Communications Program.
I always offered my PR clients photographic services
as a value-add to my business, which I had for 9 years
before getting married and having kids. It’s only after
the loss of my first baby during pregnancy (at 18
weeks) and the arrival of my precious son, who is now
two, that I made the leap and started photographing
pregnant bellies and beautiful babies. It has been so
rewarding and healing for me on a personal level. I
understand first hand, the value of an image and feel
blessed to be able to create beautiful photographs and
artwork for my clients everyday.
influenced you, and how did
they influence your thinking,
photography, and career path?
There are many incredible new-born photographers
around the world who have helped shape and evolve
my creative style and business model. These include
the likes of Ana Brandt, Stephanie Lemmens, Amy
McDaniel, Sue Bryce and Kath V. Each of them have
inspired me in different ways and taught me to be
confident in the work I create, and to continually grow
and try new things – from experimenting with light, to
editing techniques and with the ideas and inspiration in
my own head and heart… to sometimes break the rules.
Social media makes the world such a small place today,
giving us constant access to the many online courses
and workshops available to us. I believe in investing
time and money into education, which enables us all
to grow every day. I dream is to one day inspire other
photographers just as much!
When have you been most
satisfied in your life?
Now. I am privileged to be a mom and wife, who
is encouraged to express my creative side. My
photography journey allows me to explore life, create
magic and have a positive impact on people’s lives
which is hugely rewarding.