​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 work part-time with Bella Baby Photography at a regional hospital capturing the first hours of baby's life. I am an approved member of the Family Photojournalist Association and the Lifestyle Photographers Association; a member of This is Reportage - Family, and Documentary Family Photographers. I am always learning. In 2020 took part in Quietly Loud, lead by Felicia Chang and Kristine Nyborg. This year I am a student of "Creating Deeper Documentary Imagery".

I use a Nikon D810 and 35mm1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8 and 105mm F2.

I have a strong Australian accent. I will defer to using Australian phrases and slang. Don't be afraid to ask me "What did you say?". My husband does this all the time.

My Work

I am proud to have images published online and in print. Selected images can be seen on the web-based photo gallery exhibition “The Kids Are Alright?" juried by Melanie Carvalho (featured online at Six Feet Photography); in The Editors Gallery for "Focus on The Story"; in print for "This Detailed Life" photography magazine. I have won awards from the Family Photojournalists Association Family (2020 v04) and the Lifestyle Photographers Association Maryland Lifestyle Photography Award. My image Family Vacation- Ski Trip was chosen to be featured in Documentary Family Photographers Worldwide inaugural exhibit 'Transforming Perspectives'. My photograph (Pandemic Pantry) was chosen as a finalist in the Documentary Family Awards Spring 2021 round, in the Pandemic category.  I have a profile online at Lensculture.

Testimonials

“Fleur is delightful and talented! She has a keen eye for the beauty of the surroundings and takes a diverse set of photos to capture the moments - we received many beautiful natural photos of our family and gorgeous posed shots as well. She captured the essence of my daughter perfectly even only having met her for 3 minutes. She was efficient and the collaboration was easy and fun. Especially given the pandemic, I found it really helpful that we could manage distance well and still have a session that was”

“Oh! These are so adorable! You totally made my day, Fleur! Thanks so much. I have been wanting to do something like this for ages, but just haven't had the means. These are so incredible for my family!”

“We have been taking our photos every fall since Fin was born (2011) and you are the first photographer we've been thrilled with the results! September 2021”

“You bring so much joy into the lives of others. We treasure your photos as do so many.”

“Fleur, these are stunning! Thank you so much! Bobby and I just looked through them and I have tears in my eyes seeing our precious little babes captured so perfectly"
Jenny.”

“Wow Fleur, your photography is fantastic... I just love your perspective and how you capture these seemingly ordinary moments and preserve them in time.”

“Legal Advocate & Program Director
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“Pro award for Family in the 2020 v04. FPJA documentary family photographers are the best in the industry and know that their images are judged by the most notable and respected working newspaper photojournalists and picture editors in the news industry. Winning an award in these competitions is a true accomplishment.”

“Published in photography magazine 'This Detailed Life', June 2020.”