- Owner & Photographer
My Connection Statement
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Basically, I’m a professional People Photography Specialist
I help the people of solo and small businesses, look and feel confident when in front of the camera, with professional guidance, support, and posing during their photo session, even if they’ve never had professional photography before … and then give them images they love!
Using my specifically designed Image Blueprint, we work together to customise exactly the images needed, that are authentic, purposeful and really connect with their audience.
About Me - My Biography
My background is very corporate. Armed with a Bachelor of Business in IT & Marketing, I’ve worked in legal, enforcement, IT, and policy & procedure writing arenas.
I like the details, the accuracy, how things work together and co-ordinate. Data, facts, and planning (made me very popular with wedding clients who were accountants, we were very much aligned into planning their day on spreadsheets)
Then, I picked up an SLR
This began my journey for the last 20+ years, studying formal photography for 2 years, working with some of Australia’s best wedding photographers. Then, starting Affinity Photography in 2007 and all the amazing people I’ve had the privilege of meeting and photographing.
Since meeting my extremely supporting husband 10 years ago, I focus on travel, enjoying life and work/life balance.
I have been a family, corporate and local council photographer for just over 20 years now.
After studying photography formally for 2 years at the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, working with some of Australia’s top wedding photographers, I found my own style and started Affinity Photography in 2007.
Throughout my journey, I have had some fantastic opportunities to explore many different aspects of photography. These include weddings, events, deb balls, family, commercial, corporate, local council, bubs, and pets … whew!
Photography is the place where I see the world differently through my lens. I remember touring in China and taking loads of photos. One of my tour friends said that I’m missing out on the sights because I was taking so many photos. I showed them a few through the back of the camera and they said they never saw half of what I did through the lens.
I love capturing people in their best angle, light, expression, and helping them to relaxed and enjoy the session and of course, giving them great images.
Besides photography, I fill my life with as much as I can cram in! You only get one go so make it a good one.
I have a love for cooking. I took a sabbatical from photography in 2016 and became a professional commercial cook in a variety of kitchens for a few years. Met some wonderful people who are still great friends today but sadly saw the down side of hospitality with some not so good employers.
Today I cook for family and friends and charity groups.
And the break re-ignited my passion for photography!
I enjoy a good coffee, a good red wine, good food, and good friends, seeing as much of Australia as I can, and being grateful for a good life with my wonderful husband.
In my spare time I cook, garden, travel, excursions with the camera, cook, bike riding, exercise, crochet, cook, catch up with friends, read, draw, and then cook some more.
Photography has remained a constant through the last 20+ years so that’s a winner!
How I Can Help Other Members
I am looking for complimentary businesses to connect / align / collaborate with. If you think this could be you, let’s chat! I’m based in Bentleigh, Victoria.
Having worked in large corporate businesses, been a photographer for 20+ years, and a small business myself, I understand the need for excellent quality visual images in marketing. I love using my skills to help small businesses and solo practitioners to shine in their on-line marketing!
Her Business members will get a 10% discount off their photography sessions – use HERBUS10 as a voucher code when you book on-line at www.affinityphotography.com.au
My Member to Member Offer(s)
My 2022 offer to HER BUSINESS members
Her Business members will get a 10% discount off their photography sessions – use HERBUS10 as a voucher code when you book on-line
Have a look around my website and email for a MEET ME link to connect and chat over zoom. We’ll talk about how our business may align or how my skills can help you to make your visuals excel!