A lot has happened in the past ten years (that's how long I've been practising photography - isn't that crazy?! Crept up in no time!). When I first picked up a camera, film was the way to go - digital was a crazy new invention to me, and it took a while for my high school teacher to convince me to pursue this strange field. All I wanted to do was hang out in the dark room, stinking of chemicals, and experimenting with my hands.
If it was possible to study film further in tertiary education, I would have been there with bells on! Alas, the only way to do so was with a four year Arts degree, only delving in photography near the end... So I undertook a Certificate in Digital Photography, which turned into a Diploma, which I was going to use to find a studio job, and ended up working for myself. I've now had this business for almost five years!
My style has changed ever so slightly with every shoot, my knowledge bank has expanded, my contacts list is now HUGE, all over New Zealand and spreading throughout Sydney - when I stop and think about it all, it's rather overwhelming. I feel so incredibly blessed to have such a social passion, and the people I come across on a daily basis through the pursuit of this passion just astounds me. Every one of them have taught me a lesson, mostly about myself, but also about life in general. Every one of them has a story to tell, and I love that I can share their lives through my photographs. Every one of them is beautiful, and I'm so thankful that we have crossed paths, and that I am lucky enough to call most of them my friends.
I know that the majority of you will be reading this post, and I want to thank you again for your love, support and encouragement - I couldn't do any of this without you.
So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU - all my love xo