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My vision is to transform precious memories into beautiful, authentic, expressive art that will be treasured forever.

I've been a professional portrait artist (pencils, pastels, acrylic & oils) & photographer since 2004 creating art with meaning, portraying pets and people in a way that shows not just what they look like, but who they really are.  Capturing personality, character and authentic emotional connection has always been the focus of my art.  (You can see some of my older work here.)

I believe the most valuable thing we have is time and nothing marks its passing quite like being a parent and a pet owner.  As time passes our memories fade.  It's an honour for me to be able to document my clients lives with beautiful imagery that will keep precious memories of time spent with loved ones fresh in their mind forever.

I'm a happily married mum of 3 amazing young adults, 5 border collies and 6 horses who all live on our small farm in the beautiful south west of WA.

I could be described as a coffee guzzling, down to earth old country girl with wild curly hair, a fourth generation horsewoman (as a baby I was bottle fed alongside an orphan foal and a german shepherd puppy), crazy animal lady, a chaser of light & visual storyteller who loves working with authentic, down to earth people who love the land and their two & four-legged family as much as I do.

With decades of personal experience with kids with ASD, ADD and ADHD and high energy, sensitive and reactive dogs, I understand the concerns you have about your session and want to assure you that no matter how sensitive, energetic or crazy active yours are, I will be able to create beautiful photographs that you are guaranteed to love.

If you love natural, expressive, personality filled photographs, please get in touch for a chat - I'd love to help tell your unique story with photographs that will become your most treasured family heirlooms.