I am a 2020 approved member of the Family Photojournalist Association and the Lifestyle Photographers Association. Prior to Coronavirus, I worked part-time with Bella Baby Photography at a regional hospital capturing the first hours of baby's life.
I am originally from Perth, Western Australia. I currently live just outside of Washington D.C. with my husband and two children (and I miss living by the ocean). I have lived in many different places -- that's the short story. In 2015, when my children were finally out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I fell in love and dived right in. For over 15 years my day job was development and grant-writing for non-profit organizations. I have married these two professions into Positive Light, a photography service for non-profits to help capture their clients with dignity, in a 'positive light'. I believe family lifestyle photography should be available to everyone, not just those who like to wear coordinated designer outfits and have a lot of wall space.
I am always learning and trying to improve my technical skills. I recently took part in Quietly Loud, lead by Felicia Chang and Kristine Nyborg. I am currently enrolled in the 2021 run of "Creating Deeper Documentary Imagery" via the Documentary Photographers Education site. I use a Nikon D810 and 35mm1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 and 105mm F2.