Q&A with Kelly McDonald of Garden Babies Fairy Art, Mornington Peninsula VIC

There is more to being a photographer than just taking great photos. Have a read through today’s Q&A feature and find out all about the talent behind the lens.

Garden Babies Fairy Art, Mornington Peninsula

How did you get started as a photographer?

I was an artist, and started messing about in photoshop to get my vision more lifelike. Then moved to europe and wasnt allowed to work, so began manipulating pictures from all over the world that were sent to me. On my return to Melbourne, i began to study the art of photography to complement my other skills.

What did life look like before photography?

Child care, art, magician and storyteller

Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …

Edit day, get up, do school runs, shop.. come home edit. Shooting days.. same but with a photoshoot and uploading and sending of images.

Do you have a special story to share?

There was the day I turned around and split my toes apart with the door.. and didn’t actually swear…. and continued with the session.

If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


What is the best thing about your job?

I love following my vision, my dreams, and getting others excited about what i see when i look at their image. where it can go… what stories it can tell.

Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …

Clicking the shutter is the easy bit.

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?

Magic and art.

Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?

A studio on a few acres with a gentle pony or two… an old barn…. lots of beautiful nature.

If you could photograph someone famous, who would it be and why?

Nicole Kidman. I grew up in the high country and The Man from Snowy River was filmed there. She was dating Tom Burlinson at the time. She was a foot away, only a bout 4/5 years older than me, and she was beautiful. I knew her films back then, and she was just.. beauty and success. Now she is a legend, and I’d love to give her my artwork







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