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 […]

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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 […]

Ipswich Family Photography

Generations | Ipswich Family Photography

Deb’s family spans the East Coast of Australia and organising a photo shoot with the Grandparents and all of the grandchildren was no mean feat, but man….it sure was fun! I’m pretty sure the surprise of it all almost lasted until the viewing here in the studio ( almost!). With everyone arriving for Grandma’s 70th […]

International Women’s Day 2019

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of talking with the Ipswich Women in Business for International Women’s Day 2019. Surrounded by amazing women, I was grateful to share a little of my story and my thoughts on the level of connection you can achieve when you remove your mask and consciously step in to […]

How Family Portraits Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem

One of the hidden but powerful aspects of family photography that moms and most photographers rarely consider is how it can help us raise children with stronger confidence in their own worth and abilities. Psychologists and experts have done some work in recent decades exploring the link. A revealing study was conducted in 1975 with […]

Autumn Family Photography on Location

Autumn is on the way and that means gorgeous afternoon sunlit family photos, without the oppressive heat of Summer, are almost upon us! I wanted to share a few photographs of my favourite location with you, just 20 minutes from my studio. I love shooting here.  It’s a beautiful, versatile location that offers a great […]