I am a traveller at heart. I love my family and cherish our time together. I love music, art and food, movies and fun. I love swimming and by contrast, love snow! Who doesn’t love to make a snowman? Yes, I am just a big kid!
When I was 18 I went travelling round Europe, but when I returned home, I left my heart behind. I love Europe! I love the languages, the culture, the food (wow the food!). I love the lakes and mountains, the history, the art and the architecture.
I am from Sydney originally and my husband from Edinburgh – Scotland and we have lived in some beautiful parts of the world in our many years of marriage (+15 now… wow how time flies!): The Lake District – England, Brisbane – Australia, The Alsace – France and the 3 Frontiers (this is where I officially started BAC Photography) and now we are back in Brisbane while our boys settle into school.
I love to capture special moments and document life, whether that be children playing, a dramatic landscape, crazy animals or spring flowers. To me photographs are precious memories that last a lifetime.
My photography journey
My father was always a keen photographer and bought me my first Camera, a Pentax ME Super. It is an old manual wind on camera which I still have (but don’t use). I took that camera around Europe when I was 18. When I married my husband a year later, I came home with 36 roll’s of undeveloped film which he inevitably paid for in developing over the coming years as we didn’t have a lot of money.
He upgraded my camera in 2001 to a Canon 500N. Still a film camera, but I was rationed with the number of roles I was allowed… well tried to ration. It wasn’t until our twin boys were born in 2006 that we finally bought my first digital camera. The Canon 400D. It is a great little camera and I still use it in my kit as a back up to the Canon 7D. For the techno camera nerds, I have now moved to Canon 5D full frame cameras and have a large selection of lenses in my bag (some of which my husband doesn’t even know about..)
I studied part time at the Brisbane College of Photography and Art and have attended various independent studio lighting courses etc… because I believe you can never stop learning or experimenting… especially with photography and I love watching Creative Live!