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About Me

I am a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing Bathurst, Orange and surrounding areas. I specialise in fresh, contemporary, colourful and whimsical child and family portraiture, as well as pure, simple and beautiful newborn & baby portraiture. I have been told that my unique style and approach to photography is instantly recognisable.

I have been photographing babies and families professionally for almost 10 years, and  consider myself a ‘lifestyle’ photographer. This means I have a relaxed, interactive approach to documenting the people who come in front of my camera. There is no ‘one size fits all’. Perfect moments unfold in front of me, but there are many imperfect ones too. And to me, that’s what it’s all about… It’s about being real, and remembering your family moments authentically. I want to capture the unique personalities and quirks of your children, and the way your family feels when they together – without the interruptions and distractions of everyday life.

I am the kind of photographer who strives for variety – my aim is to provide my clients with the most amazing collection of images. Every. Single. Time……  Images that tell the story of your family, and work beautifully together to create art in your home.

I have photographed families from all over the Australia (from Qld to Victoria, and many places in between). I regularly have families travel to Bathurst from all over Western NSW – from Cobar to Mudgee, from Dubbo to the Blue Mountains.

In 2015 I was selected (for the second time) as a Finalist in the National Portrait Prize (Photographic).

In 2014 I was awarded the prestigious NSW AIPP Photographer of the Year, the NSW AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year, and I also won the NSW AIPP Highest Scoring Print Award.

In 2013 I was named as Finalist for the NSW AIPP Family Photographer of the Year. I have won numerous Gold, Silver Distinction and Silver Awards for my work on a national and state level.

I was a Finalist in the National Portrait Prize (2012), a double semi-finalist in the Moran Contemporary Art Prize (2012) & a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize (2011). As a result, I have had my work exhibited in art galleries around Australia, and my images have been published in various high profile media.

Photography is a huge part of who I am, but my best work to date is my family. As a wife, and mum to four children aged between three and ten. I am constantly in awe of kids and family. Every day is an adventure. Everyday I laugh at the funny things they do and say. Everyday I go insane because putting on shoes shouldn’t take 15 minutes! Everyday I look at them and wonder how on earth I ever did without them.

Creating beautiful imagery for my own family has been one of the most rewarding parts of being a photographer. It truly is the best tangiable gift I can give my children, and I think it probably is for most people! I am so fortunate to have photography in my life – it’s my creative outlet, and part of what makes me, me.

I would love the opportunity to document the wonderful people in your life. If you think we would be a good fit for one another, please get in touch via the contact form on this site.

Jen x

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