Our Q&A series are a fun and fantastic way to find out more about the life behind the lens. We hope you enjoy this photographer feature today on the blog.
Lollie Claire Photography, Wollongong NSW
How did you get started as a photographer?
I have always had a camera glued to my hip since I was 15. I loved to take photos of animals and then found my passion as a newborn & family photographer when I had my daughter in 2016. They love of documenting my motherhood journey was something I wanted to be able to offer to other mums.
What did life look like before photography?
I’ve had a pretty exciting career in marketing having worked with some pretty big names such as Cadbury, Bulla Dairy Foods and even Michael Klim. When I hung up my marketing boots I had been the Marketing Manager for Alucobond International based in Melbourne with our head office in Germany. That was actually a pretty epic job, I was taking photos of the most amazing architect designed buildings in Australia!
Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …
In all honesty, for me its creating a magical experience for my clients. I’m on the phone chatting to them about their special day or I’m in the studio capturing photos of tiny little babies.
If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I really love scuba diving in the ocean so for me it would be turtles! Haha.. probably not what you expected right and of course newborn babies. They melt my heart!
What is the best thing about your job?
To be able to get a glimpse into the life of that family you’re capturing memories for. Being able to witness that pure love they have for one another is the most incredible experience.
Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …
For my clients health and safety, I’ve invested in a hospital grade disinfection device that has been COVID-19 certified. This give my clients the peace of mind that the studio is thoroughly cleaned before coming to my studio, especially with a newborn. On top of that I’m also fully qualified and trained in newborn safety and posing techniques from the Academy of Newborn Photography.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?
I’ve often thought about running a scuba diving centre in Fiji or the tropics. Something that takes me traveling so that I can explore the world.
Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?
Have my studio on top of a mountain with ocean views and my clients come and enjoy a 2 night luxury getaway on me!
If you could photograph someone famous, who would it be and why?
I’ve met the Queen three times and I always get the ‘you’re kidding me’ so next time…. I’m getting that one on photo.