Image by  Kylie Garner

Image by Kylie Garner

About me

I am an award winning Canberra portrait photographer who creates beautiful portraits of faces and spaces.  I am an artist, not just a photographer.

I specialise in creating beautiful, timeless, handcrafted portraits of children and teens; images which can be treasured for a lifetime.   

I am a mother and I love to photograph my own children.  My children see their printed images in our home and recognise their importance in our family and they cherish our numerous albums and photo books.

My other love is architecture photography.  I capture beautiful spaces for architects, builders and designers.  To me, architecture photography is also a form of portraiture; a portrait of a space.

My Story

I came to photography after life threw me a curve ball.  I'm fine now, but for a while I was really unwell, and I had to reassess my priorities.  I became involved in a project with Canon Australia and broadcaster Lisa Wilkinson. Originally Lisa was taking photos of me!   You can view a short film about it on my Media page.

Working with Lisa and Canon sparked sparked my interest and I began to learn how to use a camera in ways I had never dreamed of.  It was really gratifying when things came full circle and Lisa allowed me to photograph her.

Now I have decided to focus on children and teen portrait photography.  Childhood is so fleeting.  It is so important to capture their innocence and lack of self-consciousness before it is gone - and it always goes too fast.

About my work

I am an Accredited Professional Photographer and a member of the AIPP.  Read more about what is an accredited professional photographer.

Over the past few years my work has won the following awards:

  • 2018 AIPP ACT AWARDS - HIGHEST SCORING PRINT
  • 2018 AIPP ACT AWARDS - EPSON SIGNATURE WORTHY AWARD
  • 2018 AIPP ACT AWARDS - FINALIST, LANDSCAPE
  • 2018 AIPP ACT AWARDS - 1 GOLD, 5 SILVER AWARDS
  • 2017 PORTRAIT MASTERS - 3 SILVER AWARDS
  • 2016 APPA AWARDS - 3 SILVER AWARDS
  • 2016 AIPP ACT AWARDS- 4 SILVER AWARDS
  • 2016 AIPP ACT AWARDS- FINALIST, EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • 2015 APPA AWARDS - 2 SILVER AWARDS, 1 SILVER WITH DISTINCTION AWARD
  • 2015 AIPP ACT AWARDS - 3 SILVER AWARDS, 1 SILVER WITH DISTINCTION AWARD
  • 2015 AIPP ACT AWARDS - FINALIST, EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR