Photography first grabbed my interest at Secondary School some years ago (I refuse to reveal the actual number!) at a time when you needed a dark room or a friendly chemist who would take my roll of film and – after a few days – return my prints with the negatives. I’m sure many of you reading this would not remember those times.
However, expression of any artistic flair in those years came in the form of dance concerts and, later, performing in professional and non-professional productions as a singer/dancer and, eventually, as a dance teacher. The camera and a couple of undeveloped rolls of film were relegated to the bottom of the wardrobe as a husband, two children and life in general intervened. The camera came out occasionally for family events or holidays.
Not too long ago, I rediscovered my camera and a new desire to take photographs worthy of being enjoyed by others. I “graduated” to a camera which actually saved hundreds of shots onto a memory card and I no longer needed a dark room or a chemist, but a professional printer who would faithfully reproduce my images. Membership of the the Melbourne and Casey Camera Clubs, gave me the scope to explore a range of subject matter and I have been awarded many prizes for my images along the way.
I have found my passion in family lifestyle photography and capturing the joy expressed through loving relationships between family members in natural settings. A fleeting giggle, cuddle, a tickle or a kiss as they delight in one another’s company results in an image full of affection and joy that will freeze a moment forever. My current cry is "Don't look at the camera".
Let me produce this everlasting treasure for your family.