I'm Australian, now living in Bangkok with my husband and our son who was born here. I've traveled the world since I graduated from uni with a Law degree in 2010 and knew I didn't want to practise law. Growing up, my Dad always said I should be a graphic designer and pursue my creativity. I should have listened to him because being creative, especially behind the lens, truly gives me satisfaction.
My photography philosophy is to take the damn photo. As someone who doesn't like having their own photo taken, this is something I'm conscious of living by. Why? For my kids, my family and even myself to remember moments that would otherwise be forgotten; so my children feel connected to who I was and where I came from, and to document our journey with people that mean the most to us. Moments are incredibly fleeting, but having these photos gives me peace of mind that each phase will never be forgotten, as we transition into the next one.
If you just pushed out a baby, you may feel bigger, swollen, softer or just different to the you, you knew before. At least, that's how I felt. But now's not the time to worry about an extra chin, a soft tummy or your bloated reflection (note to self). Now, is the time to take the damn photo and celebrate what you have achieved. These are the photos you will cherish in years to come.