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.
Little Big Adventures, Bayside Melbourne VIC
Melbourne Early Childhood Photographer
How did you get started as a photographer?
The usual being locked out of the big boys club when you have a baby and the corporate world no longer fits.
What did life look like before photography?
I studied Psychology at uni, which was a great fit for a career in Sale and Marketing in the Paper/Print industry. I loved working alongside so many creative and funny people.
Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …
My day is different from most, I work in a very niche field that not many photographers can cope with – high paced with lots of varied personalities, both big and small, with no real control over light or scenic backdrop. My day is very high energy and requires the ability to pivot constantly and react and adapt to any situation with a smile.
Do you have a special story to share?
I have the most brilliant conversations as my clients are all 2-4yrs old. I learn about pets and get asked personal questions about my age/weight/hair colour/dress sense that keeps me humble and onthe straight and narrow. A sense of humour is a must!
If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is the best thing about your job?
Taking real quality images, the type you would pay a lot of money for in a private session, and making them available, often to families that have never had quality photography in their life ever.
Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …
It’s 10% photography, and 90% everything else!
Honestly! Your skillset and knowledge do need to be honed and perfect, your camera needs to be an extention of your arm and your brain, you need to be able to read light and spin dials in your sleep … but that’s just the beginning ..
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?
Something with my hands – I like to make, to build, to be constantly engaged in both mind and body. I like creating somethings out of nothings.
Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?
A duplicating machine so I could have another me.
If you could photograph a celebrity, who would it be?
Helena Bonham Carter, I adore her.