Bohemian beauty

Beautiful wild and free
She follows no rules but her own……

A recent collaboration with some pretty amazing women shot at the gorgeous Illawong Beach here in Mackay on a very rainy day….. lucky the universe gave us a break to shoot the lovely Ash

Such a beautiful team to work with,
big loves to
Ash Anderson - MODEL
Jenna Quast - MUA from Lush Beautique
Alecia Beth Elsing - Assistant extraordinaire

love working with strong minded women who share my passion for Art, beauty, fashion and nature!


Ash & Ben

I had the recent pleasure of meeting this beautiful family and capturing some incredible memories whilst they were together celebrating the engagement of the gorgeous Ash-Kate and Ben…..

Location, location, location!!!!!!
Ash & Fran’s INCREDIBLE family home was the perfect setting for the party and was so beautifully styled by her sister Jody, so lovely to see the family pitch in and create such an amazing atmosphere!
I love to be part of family reunions… Its always nice to come together and celebrate love
and i find it so special to see family bonds
the way they’ve missed each other and the little ‘things’ they share that haven’t changed thru time apart

Thank you for having me in your beautiful home was a pleasure meeting you all and capturing the love

much happiness to all…….


Fight like a girl.......

LOVED spending an afternoon at a dirty old Servo with these babes talking all things denim and hair!

I love the confidence, the sass
and the way these incredible young women know what they want and how to get it

the freedom
to be themselves and live their truth

the intelligence
to listen, learn and grow

So excited to see them use their feminine super powers and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL


House of Caicos

Was such a pleasure to meet the lovely and talented Gemma Binder from House of Caicos Boutique here in Mackay on a recent Shoot for DUO Magazine
Gemma’s style and love of Interior design was born out of inspiration from traveling adventures that lead to an unforgettable cluster of beautiful islands in the Caribbean. A place that is home to some of the best beaches in the world.
House of Caicos showcases all things coastal, relaxed and luxurious, “Caicos”
delivering coastal trends, unique home wares, gifts and furniture to inspire your soul…
oh yeah some pretty amazing coffee!


Edge of Seventeen

‘Well he seemed broken hearted
something within him,
but that moment that I first laid eyes on him all alone
on the edge of Seventeen’

~ Stevie Nicks

These guys are THAT cute!
been hanging around them for months so I had to hit the streets and capture their love
how inspiring to watch this connection grow
their love of music, festivals & each other

makes me remember when I was on the edge of 17



I love formals!
the excitement and months of preparations
it’s so glamorous, sexy & like something out of a Fast & the furious movie
so much fun to see what hot car, truck ,tractor, motor bike or other mode of transport these superstars will turn up in

I had the recent pleasure of meeting Emily & her boyfriend Luke,
their families & fabulous friends for some formal photos at the gorgeous Shoal Point beach
What a location…. wow, the light!!!!!!

Thanks to all for a great shoot x

Urban romance.....

What does it mean to call something romantic?
Does it mean flowers, chocolates or candlelit dinners with your honey
do you need a special occasion
a reason
or should it have to cost money?

Is romance for showing the person you love that your thinking about them or is it just for you, to feel womanly or pretty

what is romance to a woman?

being a woman is incredible
we are everything all at once
women love romance & its mysterious nature
the way it stirs our soul and makes us feel

to channel a goddess of years before her to aid in her expressing a part of herself that she never knew existed, to be her despite everything else she was committed too

Don’t wait for the tomorrows, the reasons, the partner, the money or the special occasion to celebrate romance. go after it EVERY SINGLE DAY
fall in love with yourself
be free
wear your favourite clothes and dance alone

There is nothing more beautiful than a woman being un-apologetically herself:
comfortable in her perfect imperfection


When two become one.....

These guys are AWESOME!

Met Jo & Geoff over a year ago when I shot their gorgeous beach Wedding at
Dolphin Heads Resort in Mackay, lovely ceremony joining not only man & wife but both have their own children who that day became family

I was thrilled to hear from them recently for a family shoot with both their sets of parents,
how beautiful to see the connections that LOVE creates by joining these two families as one


Thanks for the many laughs and conversations we've had creating beautiful memories for
you all to cherish.... 




Vama Music

Shooting in the glorious sunshine last weekend covering an energetic gig for Vama Music at the yearly
G & S Food & Wine Festival here in Mackay....

So pumped to photograph the fabulous Vama Music Collaboration with Muso friends
Levi Cameron, Kaz Donnelly and Fleur Warner who played an awesome mix of covers & original songs
throughout the afternoon with special guests Grace and Viviana joining for a few songs.......
such talented local artists!!!

The fabulous Pelican Zen & the Vama Music Choir hit the stage for the last song which was a cover by
The Proclaimers called '500 Miles'... was so incredible!
I have heard that song covered many times but this was really vibrant and great to see everyone having such a good time


Well done guys



a lookout with my loves.....

LOVE a nature mission with my little eco warriors... we are actually nature addicts & there are so many beautiful places to be explored around Mackay

Walked up the Cape Hillsborough lookout for sunset recently
just can't get enough of this beauty
such grounding, inspiration and energy from walking this incredibly electric earth
to feel
to love
to connect

besides the health & mind benefits of being in nature i also love to teach my children about mother earth
about being open, kind and loving
to explore, breathe & release

to let go
to learn
to find our wild  x


beautiful Selina.....

oh wow.... I LOVE THIS SHOOT!
what a beautiful mummy this goddess will be soon

this gorgeous earth mother is Selina,
a client for some years that has become a beautiful friend.
I am so grateful that i got to take some special memories of this gorgeous baby bump
Selina lights up when she talks of becoming a parent & it brought back many special memories of my own experiences
such an awesome time of life......

wishing you an incredible journey into motherhood & falling in love xx



Girl on fire........

Watching this beauty bloom into womanhood is amazing.... her fire, strength & passion for life has evolved from watching & learning from the strong wild women before her
I love to see her let go, dance, be free & embrace her beauty

a girl on fire is someone who is completely herself, therefore completely free

her freedom, her fire & her magic is everything & important not to lose
so the motto she chants as she dance's her way into womanhood.......

I  am mine before I am ever anybody else's


Mackay Caberet Festival...........

This week's delicious entertainment was incredible!!!!

Joel Bow Productions really out did himself by putting together a 3 day compilation of local & international artists creating Mackay's first caberet festival.
Held in The Residence at the Dispensary Mackay.... songs about life, love, loss & all things Broadway brought the house down in this intimate setting with a saucy mix of great food & delicious wine that's on offer at this incredible venue.


So lucky to have been the photographer for opening night of this beautiful event & I cant wait to see whats next for Joel Bow Productions




My week with Facebook..........

SO FACEBOOK CAME TO TOWN..... to Mackay, for a campaign called Boost your region NQ
Mackay being the first town to participate we were extremely excited to have them & their
funky vibe here

I was approached by a wickedly cool company called 'Our friends electric' to shoot some local images for the upcoming event that was to be run here over a week
(insert little happy dance here)
So i spent a really cool day cruising Mackay's local businesses with Lachlan shooting for the campaign,

following this a few weeks later was the Boost your region event here in Mackay which i had the pleasure of covering also.
What an incredible experience this was for me
I LOVED every minute of this week & met some really cool cats!

The town went crazy with free Facebook & Instagram business training, breakfast from the incredible crew at the Grazing Goat, dinner thanks to the crew at NE kitchen, workshops, INCREDIBLE local guest speakers, kids festivals, POPCORN  & school visits to spread the word about cyber bullying from the rad team at Project Rockit along with many local businesses hired to make it all happen.....

how cool is that?

Thanks Facebook for coming & shaking up our little town and for hiring me to be your Photographer & capture or town             


Crossroad Arts

so i had the recent privilege of shooting the Crossroad Arts 2018 program launch that was delightfully held at Artspace Mackay.

such an incredible turn out i was really wowed to see the Mackay locals getting behind these incredible young artists for a fabulous year they have planned.

absolutely LOVED the funky tunes from the talented Matt with delicious catering thanks to the crew at Care Kitchen who did an exceptional job!

if you haven't already check these guys out they have many exciting workshops & exhibitions coming up around Mackay.
Go to to download their 2018 timetable or call Alison or Autumn on 49535122 to know more on any of the performances or how you can volunteer your time or expertise as they need lots of lovely helpers!

Cant wait to see more guys, fabulous night thanks for having me
All the best for 2018


a holiday in Cambodia....

so this little shoot is THAT gorgeous!!!

this is my very good friend Brett who came over for a few beers in my yard one afternoon and i made him (reluctantly) pose for me
i love to shoot people just as they are.... to see their soul shine thru
especially men as they hate getting photos taken

anyway Brett rocked it.......
Mackay's next male model i reckon!

so this awesome guy is setting off for Cambodia today in search of the world
i really hope that the world finds him x


Can you believe its another fresh new year...... 2018 WOW!!!!
HNY to all,
I hope you've spent it with those you love, partied, ate and drank way to much, spent all your cash and are exercising like a maniac as your pants are too tight!
well that's my reality anyway

I just wanted to start the year with a message of LOVE
Love for yourself & what is that you do
This year I hope to focus on my passion.... Photography
my wild one is starting Kindy and my beauty is studying year 12.
All important things going on for us here
In our busy chaos though we always need to make space for the things we love, the things that drive us, light our soul and make this crazy world make sense
I love that a new year gives us all time to reflect on where we are & where we want to be
Inspired... yes I am

Whats your plans this year? Are you excited??
Hope to cross your path and make some magic together xx


ps. I am TOTALLY addicted to overalls!

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Finding beauty..........

my favourite thing is finding beauty in the everyday, the ordinary or the simple and to re-create, re-furb or just blend the old & the new..........

I shot the lovely Emma recently in a vacant house in my street, i'd been watching the grass get longer and the sun hitting it in afternoon light kept calling me over!
this is Em's first time in front of the camera and she totally ROCKED it

Local Mackay girl who I hope I have helped see herself for the incredible beautiful woman she is becoming. I always love to inspire and encourage women to believe in themselves and realize their own magic.

Stand in your power,
don't run from your fear
be yourself
love yourself for all the gifts you give to the world just by being you

be the girl who decided to go for it.....................

#woman #selflove #believeinyourself


Wintermoon 2017

So being the weekend of the Springfest festival (so jealous as I couldn't attend!!!!)
I thought that maybe i'd finally do something with the images I took at the Wintermoon Festival this year which is held at Camerons Pocket, just out of Mackay every year on the May long weekend.

It was a very special weekend for my family so you may see our faces a bit but the
festival was incredible as always and I cannot wait until next year to do it all again with my beautiful friends.
If you ever get the chance GO TO WINTERMOON, its such a beautiful place full of nothing
but incredible Art, music & love x