Yes absolutely! While I specialize in equine and canine photography, I have photographed hundreds of other animals and pets over the years.
Living on a farm in a rural area, I also regularly photograph livestock including cattle, sheep and poultry both for Fine Art and commercial purposes.
Yes I do. While equine and canine photography is my specialty, I do also offer children and family lifestyle photography sessions.
The human-animal bond can be so strong it becomes almost tangible. I love to capture and document this bond and always encourage owners to be included in at least some of the photos of their horses, dogs and other pets.
I am experienced with re-touching people portraits to a professional level so rest assured that photos of you will show you at your beautiful best!
Very early morning and late afternoon (the two hours after sunrise and before sunset) are the best times for good lighting for outdoor portrait photography, especially in summer when the sun creates strong shadows.
Overcast are great for photography throughout the day if the cloud cover is even and not too dark, although the shine on horse coats is not as obvious on overcast days.
The most beautiful time of day is what is known as the 'golden hour' - the hour before sunset when the atmospheric light helps create beautiful, dramatically lit photo’s with a magical, golden warmth.
I am an internationally collected award winning artist and photographer who has combined lifelong passions for horses, dogs, art and photography to immortalize the beauty and essence of these amazing animals in works of art as unique as they are.
With today's affordable digital cameras and even some mobile phones, most people can take reasonable snapshots to record their day to day lives. Snapshots have huge value of their own and you really don't need a professional photographer to capture those type of images.
However, when you want to create beautiful, lasting memories of your beloved equine or canine partner that you can enjoy everyday as beautiful artwork in your home, choosing a professional photographer who personally understands these animals and can create timeless fine art that vividly captures the emotional connection and how you feel about your special relationship is essential.
My photography is heavily influenced by my background as a Traditional and Digital Artist and I am fortunate to have my artwork and photography in private collections throughout Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, several European countries and the United States.
I have a solid knowledge of the relationship between Composition and the elements and principles of art and design that I apply to all my Fine Art and portrait photography work. I believe that creating beautiful photography is far more than learning the 'science' of aperture, ISO and shutter speed relationships - its about melding that 'science' with an intuitive and emotional understanding of the artistic rules - how and when to apply them - and how and when to break them.
My 20+ years experience with horses (and lifetime with dogs) allows me to work safely and respectfully with the beautiful animals that we share our lives with while obtaining stunning images that portray them at their very best. My family and I currently share our lives with nine horses, five Border Collies and two cats that are not just animals or pets - they are all part of our family. It is other people who feel exactly the same way about their own special companions who I hope to reach out and touch with my work.
The whole portrait experience from start to finish is customized to suit your individual needs. When you choose me for your Portrait Photography session, you are engaging me to not only create a series of photographs, but to create personalized fine art from your precious memories that you can hang proudly in your home for years to come.
I am a full-time professional Artist and Photographer with an ABN, Public Liability insurance, Working With Children Check and PCAWA Accreditation.
I normally book portrait sessions Monday to Friday however if weekends are the only time you have available for a session let me know and I can provide weekend dates that I am available.
Please note that a surcharge applies to weekend sessions.
If the weather is really un-favourable (heavy rain, strong winds) or someone is sick then we can re-schedule for another day.
The session retainer fee paid to reserve the date and time is non-refundable if you are unable to schedule another session.
Payment for Private Portrait Session products can be made by cheque, cash, Direct Deposit or credit card at your Image Reveal & Order Session.