My beginnings started with printing in a Kodak lab, printing colour film for the public. Unbeknownst at the time, these years of part time work were the start of my photography apprenticeship, underpinning knowledge of light and colour and subsequent skills in digital image manipulation.
During this time, I started degrees in both Science and Fine Art, then discovered the Applied Science degree in Photography at RMIT. Following the completion of this degree which included a stint at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, I completed my apprenticeship in the photography industry by working with Melbourne photographers, assisting, shooting, scanning, retouching and honing skills in image manipulation.
After five years of rewardingly working for others, my husband and I joined forces to begin our own successful photography business - LIGHTSPACE.
I now also teach students from year five to VCE, in Visual Art, Media, Photography and Visual Communication Design at Beaconhills College. My first six years in education at Korowa Anglican Girls’ School.
Currently I enjoy shooting fashion, portraiture, weddings and my personal work.
My prior work as freelance photographer with the Financial Review must have paid off and I chose RMIT for the commercial degree.
Our clients have included: AAMI, RACV, Ford-Tickford, Holden Special Vehicles, Parks Victoria, Merleni, Genazzano, Ballantines, Bunnings, IGC Dorel, Mothers Choice, Bertini, Metricon, Peet Land Developer, Brown Brothers, Coogi Australia, Freshwater Place, Victorian Government, Melbourne Aquarium.
Continuing to diversify, I have studied software development and also work in this sector. I now have the opportunity of choosing to work in landscape photography and portraiture.