Welcome to my journal.

As a documentary family photographer and filmmaker, I specialise in capturing candid and real moments of life. My aim is to show you the beauty in the ordinary through unscripted, emotive photography.

As a brand photographer and filmmaker, I create outstanding visuals for your small business so you can show off your products and services and connect with your audience.

On this page, you can read about anything I find of value for you as well as my projects, plans and whatever I find worthy of documenting. Follow me into clients homes, behind the scenes of businesses and to exciting places far away.  And in between I’ll talk about the importance of documenting life, creating keepsakes for your family and telling your own story authentically.

best time for a family photo shoot

When is the best time for a family photo shoot?

Thinking about family photos but wondering when it's the best time for a family photo shoot? I've got some thoughts on that I'd like to…

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Why my camera gear doesn’t matter

Does camera gear matter when booking a photographer? Let me show you why a good kit is only half the equation.

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7 tips on how to deal with impostor syndrome

Have you ever felt like everyone around is just a moment away from calling you out and exposing you as a fraud? It’s what we call Impostor…

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Guest post: Learn to feel comfortable on camera

Here are 4 easy tips that will help you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Presentation skills coach Heather walks you…

Defining my style through my 5 favourite photos

Defining my style through my 5 favourite photos

To define my style and the word of my photography, I analysed my favourite photos from the past few years. This is what came out of it.

Why your personality matters in business

Why your personality matters in business

Personality is what sets people apart from each other. As freelancers and small businesses, this is our super power to connect with our…

Mirrors, selfies and the truth about portraits

Mirrors, selfies and the truth about portraits

There is a reason why most people don't like photos of themselves. Let me explain...

my books of 2020

my books of 2020

I didn't count how many books I read in 2020 but it was a lot - some good, some not so much. There are some that definitely stuck with me…

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5 reasons why winter in-home family photo sessions are the best

Winter is a time of change and perfect for an in-home family photo session. Don't believe me? Read my 5 reasons why I think it's perfect…

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Personal Branding vs Headshot Photography – What’s the difference?

What's the difference between a headshot and a personal branding photo session? Isn't it both juts portraits? Yes. but they're not the…

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Using photography to appreciate life

I've documented a whole year of my life by taking photos every single day. This is what I learned.

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How to make your small business stand out with a brand film

Are you a small business owner? Have you ever thought about having a promo video produced for your brand/product/services? If not, have a…