We love sharing these personal profiles of our favourite Australian professional photographers! Find out all about the person behind the lens in our Q&A series.
Elena Skoullos – My Little Photography, Bulleen VIC
How did you get started as a photographer?
When I was pregnant with my first child I decided to do a maternity shoot. I truly embraced the beauty of pregnancy, the life inside me really gave me a glow and I felt beautiful. After the maternity shoot I knew I didn’t want to be an Accountant for the rest of my life and wanted to find something that I enjoyed and gave me the time to be a mum. I began to research newborn/child photography and the more I learnt about it the more I realised I had a genuine passion for it. I knew that I wanted to become a Photographer. After having my second child I started to attend workshops and practised photography at every opportunity. I then started ‘My Little Photography’…the rest is history.
What did life look like before photography?
Juggling full time work as an Accountant and mum life.
Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …
– Communication with clients and responding to questions
– Catch up with clients before sessions to ensure I understand their needs
– Preparing all the props for the sessions
– The fun happens when I finally get to meet my clients. My visions turn into reality.
Any memorable moments?
Photographing newborn boys are always funny – there is never a dull moment when changing their nappies…
If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Children – their innocence, cheekiness and happiness is priceless. I could watch them all day long.
What is the best thing about your job?
Capturing that moment in time and knowing that photo will be treasured forever. “A photo is the pause button to life…”
Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …
The journey doesn’t end when the photo shoot ends. There is the time taken for post production and then the best part of it all is seeing, hearing and reading my clients reactions once they have seen their images.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be a full-time mum, part-time accountant wannabe casual photographer.
Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?
If you could photograph someone famous, who would it be and why?
Photograph my children along with my nieces and nephews who live overseas – these little humans are famous to me and sharing these moments together would be priceless!!!
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'I will always have your back brother…' It was an absolute pleasure photographing handsome little Gabriel's newborn shoot and capturing some brother love! Both of these boys were just devine!!! Please note this image is unedited. —————————- Chunky Knitted Blanket by @princesspeaprops Wrap by @loulous_propshop —————————- Newborns are best photographed between 6 to 14 days old. This is the age where they are more content, and we can capture all the beautiful, sleepy and angelic images. After 14 days newborns can become more alert and this can interfere in capturing those gorgeous sleepy poses. While it is ideal that your newborn is between this age, gorgeous photos can still be captured with older newborns. —————————- #newbornshoot #familyshoot #melbournephotographer #babies #mum #dad #naturalbeauty #naturallight #newbornphotographer #melbournenewbornphotographer #family #life #children #love #joy #babyphotographer #parents #canon #babyboy #babygirl
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