What are you really paying for when you pay a “Session Fee” at Salt Mama Studio?

Let’s talk Value! Much the same as a Mechanic charges for labour and parts separately, I charge a session fee and a separate price per portrait product. Currently, the studio session fee is $100 for Individuals and $150 for Families. This fee formally books your portrait appointment and covers your pre-session consultation in her Woodend studio, your […]

Engagement Photography | Salt Mama Studio

Lovers in Love

Lovers. I absolutely love Lovers! When I found out that this very special young lady was getting married, I couldn’t imagine not photographing it for her. She’s such an important part of my family’s life. We recently got together in Melbourne to create her engagement photos with her beau. The drama – gawd…I love that […]

Why Granderella?

There is a true beauty that comes with age. I believe it’s entwined within the wisdom of life. I’m looking forward to exploring this thought through my next project – Granderella🖤. The Grandmothers, the Elders, the Wise Women, the Crones My hope is to hold a space for Grandmothers to be themselves – to be […]

A Mama’s Gift

When Damian came to me to organise a present for his wife, I knew it was going to be challenging, but there’d also be a wonderful element of fun. He and his wife have this thing where they try and outdo each other every year for their birthdays and this year he wanted to up […]

Salt Mama Studio - Ipswich Family Photography

Celebrating the Now!

“Celebrating Now” was Rachel’s why. I love that. I also love that she trusted me enough to capture it. Trust is a big thing – I get that. If you have a specific goal for your photography in mind, when you’re choosing a photographer it’s important that you do your research and make sure you’re dealing […]

Salt Mama Studio - Portrait Photography - The Raw Portrait

Wrapping up “The Art of Showing Up”

Yesterday, I picked up my prints from my first exhibition. What a wonderful experience it was and I loved putting my work out there. I’m already working on the next one planned for early next year. The best part of the exhibition has been talking with the amazing women who participated all over again, and […]

Why my business is back on Social Media…

…just a little more wiser. Almost six months ago, I removed my business from social media. I wrote this blog post explaining why. At the time, my reasoning was relevant to my business and it still is today – but honestly, it was also a little narrow-minded and short-sighted. I love what stepping away from […]

An Artist’s Statement

Last week I tasked myself to write an Artist’s Statement – something I’d been avoiding for a long time. Recently, I’ve come across Steven Pressfield’s book: The War of Art. In it, he talks about the Resistance and Doing the Work. (If you’re a creative, I can highly recommend his books – they’ve become my […]

Ipswich Wedding Photography - Spicers Hiddenvale

Mr and Mrs Cook | Spicers Hidden Vale

Catherine and Clinton were married at the amazing venue, Spicers Hidden Vale in Autumn 2019. They had a beautiful ceremony surrounded by loved ones.

The Art of Showing Up | A Photography Exhibition | Ipswich

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I’m having my very first Exhibition and you are invited! The Art of Showing Up is a collection of 20 portraits depicting amazing women who dared to show up and be seen, just as they are. I believe that everyone is a work of art when they allow themselves […]