Gift Cards at Salt Mama Studio

Give the gift of a beautiful experience with a portrait session with Amanda. Reconnect to what matters to you with a family portrait experience that includes a pre-session consultation, your photography session and a cinematic viewing and ordering appointment at the studio and up to $150 towards a product order. Gift Cards are available in […]

Listening More…

The most amazing thing happened today and my portrait photography turned an interesting corner! I love what Helen and I created for Granderella and I don’t know what the future holds for this project, but I’m damned excited to travel the road. This is the beginning of the story telling era. Hello. I’m Amanda Waschevski. […]

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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 – GranderellaūüĖ§. The Grandmothers, the Elders, the Wise Women, the Crones My hope is to hold a space for Grandmothers to be themselves – to be […]

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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 […]

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 […]

A Portrait of Motherhood

This! I’ve wanted to create a portrait like this for a long time now and I’ve finally done it. It took a while, but it was worth it. The idea for this portrait began last year – to create a beautiful, dreamy piece of art about the Mother in Motherhood. As Mamas, we are always […]

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Studio Photography vs On Location Photography

Why would you pick one over the other? I’ve got a few thoughts.¬† Let’s explore them together.   To me, On Location Family Photography is all out fun. We pick a beautiful location (usually somewhere special to your family), meet on the day and get busy playing games that evoke particular expressions. The kids get […]

Photographing the Photographer

I’ve had some lessons in vulnerability lately. As a Mama, a Wife, a Friend and a Professional Portrait Photographer it’s very easy for me to see the spark in others.¬† I can find something beautiful in everyone I meet. To me, beauty is something you feel; not something you see and “seeing” you is an […]

What is a portrait?

“A picture is of a person. A portrait is about a person.” Arthur Rainville To me, a portrait is more than just a picture of a person. The aim of portraiture is to capture the story behind the face.¬†We are drawn to portraits because they are of human beings and we are human beings. We […]