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.
Whiteroom Studios, Wollongong NSW
How did you get started as a photographer?
I feel like I have been a photographer from the age of 11. I studied it in 1997 and have always been in the industry until I opened my own studio 8 years ago. My dream.
What did life look like before photography?
I have always been a photographer.
Tell us about a day in the life of a professional photographer …
Wow. All days are different. It might be a retouching orders day or photographing a gorgeous little client, or making a beautiful dress or prop for an upcoming shoot.
Any memorable moments?
As I specialise in Princess sessions, I find the little girls always come into the studio very quiet and shy but by the end of the shoot they are striking a pose and telling their parents it “it was the best day of my life”. I have the best job ever.
If you could photograph 1 thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Princess sessions! I have couture dresses, tiaras and lots of magical backdrops to create a lovely image.
What is the best thing about your job?
I love seeing the reactions of the little clients. It makes it all worth it.
Tell us something we don’t know about professional photography …
As digital photography becomes more accessible I love to find ways to make my portraits a little different, something amazing that you can’t just do yourself. I see every child with rose coloured glasses and thats how I can draw out fantastic expressions and the best of them.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing?
Crying! Im lucky I don’t have to make that choice. I do love being a mum. Thats the best job in the world.
Here’s a blank cheque! What are you going to spend it on for your business?
Aahhh! Where do I start. New lighting and backgrounds and lots of Anna Triant couture dresses.
If you could photograph someone famous, who would it be and why?
Julia Roberts. Her amazing smile and warmth.
www.findaphotographer.com.au Find A Photographer Australia Professional Photographer Australian Professional Photographer Find A Photographer in your area Find a photographer near me Whiteroom Studios Wollongong Kids Photographer Wollongong Princess Photographer Wollongong Children’s Photographer Wollongong Creative Photographer Wollongong Portrait Photographer