Hi, I’m Emily and I have a thing for photography.

It’s taken quite some time to get to this point though. My first exposure to photography happened from birth; my father carried his Minolta wherever we went. When I was a child my parents’ extensive collection of prints, including the majority of baby photos of my brother and myself, were destroyed in a flood. Now I have my own family, it really hits home how precious these images were, and the actual value of the loss. Photographs are worth their weight in gold.

After high school I studied a Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) at Charles Sturt University. Photography subjects were part of this course and developing negatives and creating prints in the dark room were a great experience (the true wonder of photography is really lost in this digital age). In the coming years my love for photography continued to grow. Initially I was primarily curious with macro photography of flora and fauna (a natural progression from my love of animals and nature). When I had my son in 2009 my focus was diverted and this is when my love of portraiture developed. I embarked on a photo a day project of my son’s first year of life. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has passed and looking back on those images, it brings back so many fond memories, and snippets of his life so readily forgotten. Capturing his life has become somewhat of an obsession. It is my wish that he has a record of his childhood to share with his own family when he is older.

To further improve my skills I've done short photography courses with Nicola Hill, Terry from the National Photo Training College and Peiro Kwong. I have also been lucky enough to attend a lecture by iconic Australian landscape photographer, Ken Duncan OAM.

 My focus is candid, spur of the moment shots. When photographing portraiture I'm looking to capture the real you with minimal direction from me, the more natural the better. Like the sakura or blossom flower, life is a fleeting flash of beauty. That is my hope for you, lifelong memories of a childhood that is so very brief.

My commercial photography experience includes shooting the studios of designers Strummer, Shibori and artist Brad Robson.