Wednesday, June 21, 2017

little ogre

I’ve never minded a bit of self-deprecation. I appreciate it in others and I offer it back as a warm gesture whenever I can. I’ll partake in the jokes being made about my devotion to board game rules (not for too long though, because we need to get back to the matter at hand of working out whether you can or can’t pull that move with your piece). I’ll tell strangers the story of what happened to me in the middle of a train station platform after I ate something bad in India or the terribly embarrassing things I’ve done in the name of love. It’s easy with the big or the obvious. But then there are the subtler things. I liken them to paper cuts. Barely visible, unadvertisable, but with such a fierce sting. I have entrusted these delicate wounds and flaws only to very few. When there is trust, it’s intoxicating to share our ugliest selves, to put that little ogre out there and see it accepted, loved even. 
Let’s not assume anyone’s perfect. Let’s also not pretend to be perfect ourselves. We can be self-critical and kind to ourselves at the same time. 
And if you’re lost for someone to confide your secret to, feel free to DM me one and I’ll offer you one back in return.

Katia & Rohan

more from this gorgeous pair here

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain' - Henri Cartier-Besson

Monday, April 17, 2017


O.K. I must confess, the Getting Ready Ritual of a wedding would have to be one of my favourite parts of the day to photograph. Everything is unrehearsed. Emotions, vibes and nerves run at different heights, whether people are ticking off last errands or settling back with a champagne; cool as cucumbers, listening to some favourite tunes. As the couple of the moment, you're not busily making the rounds, but marinating in the company of your very closest, sometimes even just the two of you alone, ready to elope. As you're in the midst of transforming, taking in a few last big breaths or a quick ham sandwich, I'm free to move around you in my own time. 

As a nod to those beautiful first butterflies, mimosas and moments, I've popped together a handful of favourites from these small hours of such big days here


This is Kristy, feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good about what the day holds

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Rosie & Sam

Peaches and butterland! Smiles all round. Paper flower garlands and long grasses. All this and more, from beginning to end, now up here





a birth, a birth!

A couple of weeks ago an incredible couple fulfilled one of my dreams and let me document the birth of their daughter. It was the most beautiful and emotional thing to witness. I'm so grateful to them for allowing me into such a sacred space. I've often thought in a parallel universe I may have loved to become a midwife or doula. This was a magical way of living out the possibility for a moment.