Heard of Chatbooks?

“Hold on to the things you love” – that’s the motto of this company. And geez, you’ve got to love that. I’ve just ordered my seventh Chatbook and thought it might be high time I shared this great company with you. Chatbooks is an American company that started in 2014. It’s an app that can […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Why my Business is leaving Social Media

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of being screamed at. Everywhere you look today it seems, there are people and brands only too keen to spell out exactly what they think and what they want you to know, in the loudest terms possible. As the volume continues to climb, I begin to […]

Galentines Day is almost here – time to celebrate with a giveaway!

“What’s Galentine’s Day?” Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate our Gal Pals, our Tribe, our Best Friends – those who keep us sane by encouraging our crazy. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s the best day of the year! This year I want to […]