Most artists have a point in their life where they knew this was meant for them. Do you have that moment?
Documenting our children’s lives is so important. What is your secret to not getting bored with your daily life?
I don’t think so much that I get bored with daily life, but life gets busy and chaotic and I think it’s always important to pick the camera up and capture the small moments whether or not your in the mood to. If I find myself in a rut I think about things we do on a day to day basis I have not captured yet or in a while or perhaps even a different perspective of a daily occurrence.
If there was only one moment you could photograph for the rest of your days, what would it be?
The family together on holidays.
Personally I find more inspiration from things outside of photography. Where do you find inspiration most?
Definitely stories! I find most of my inspiration from connection and getting to know my client’s story. Hearing about who they are and what they like to do and all their quirks inspire me to capture things in a certain way. I always enjoy learning from other photographers who may see things differently to me.
We all go through periods of mental blocks. How do you push past times of not finding inspiration?
Who in your life inspires your art the most?
My kids and I was heavily influenced by Gabe McClintock and his use of shadow, mood and connection.
What inspires you more - light or movement?
Documentary and lifestyle photography are different to some. How would you define them?
So many photographers mix this up and there is a huge difference. Documentary is capturing true moments. The photographer is a fly on the wall while the subjects engage as normal. Lifestyle is a more natural approach to traditional portraiture that ‘softly’ sets the scene. The photographer still directs the subjects into poses but aids connection between them all.
Would you rather continue with your life or restart it?
Sometimes I do fantasize about where my life would be now – especially during the chaos – if I had of not met my husband. We met when I was 16 and have been together ever 10 years. I feel like all of my life events played such an important part in creating the person I am today; which I would not change for the world. I love the beautiful kids we have made and the people we have helped become. My husband bought my first camera to take on our travels while I encouraged him to pursue his career. My kids inspired me to capture my everyday.