As so many of us do after finishing high school, I moved out of home when I was 19. Having grown up on the idyllic Gold Coast I decided to make the move to Cairns. I couldn’t wait to wake in a different bed, walk unfamiliar streets and meet new faces – Cairns was good to me and it was where I got my start in television, but it wasn’t all that long before I got itchy feet and made the move south to Sydney to continue my television career.
Fast forward two years and I was on a jet plane to discover the world, landing in London where I cut my teeth in the fast paced newsrooms of the BBC, CNN and SKY. I loved every minute of working as an editor in London, though something was calling me back home…and I returned to Sydney in 2005 where I worked on a variety of high-rating television programs such as ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Biggest Loser’.
After the birth of my first son I decided to follow my passion and opened my photography business. It was a natural progression – from one lens to the next, though this time I traded newsreels and bachelors for babies and families…and I’ve never looked back!
Having lived in Sydney for 13 years my husband and I decided it was time to go back to our roots, be closer to family and raise our kids in a part of the world that has never left our hearts, Queensland.
One of the best things about working as a photographer is that I can take my lens anywhere, and just as I felt when I was 19, I can’t wait to meet some new faces, catch up with old ones and share the joys of Brisbane with my children. I read a great quote the other day that sums up my return home perfectly – “The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave and it feels even better to come back” – Wendy Wunder.
So for those of you in Brisbane looking for Family, Children or pet photography, I’m back in town with my roots firmly replanted and I’d love to meet you!