Happy days! Since I picked up my camera again in 2013 (after a couple of years of not shooting very much at all) I had hopes and dreams of one day becoming a fully accredited professional photographer with the AIPP, The Australian Institute of Professional Photography. The industry standard in the photographic industry.
You might have never even heard of it and wonder why it's important to you. And does it make a difference?
Well, yes, it actually does. Should you be on the hunt for a photographer, look for the AIPP logo because it will basically give you peace of mind that you will get a high standard of photography, service and products. We are bound by strict industry standards which are in place to make sure you, the client, get exactly what you expect and pay for. To me, that means everything.
So of course I am super proud to have been accepted into the AIPP and had to share it with you all! And I am even more excited that I can now proudly say to all my clients, current and future, that yep, I am now a certified, bonafide, 100% professional photographer (*insert hop, skip and happy dance*)
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Personal branding shoot for motivational & inspirational speaker Kathy Wong
A few weeks ago Sandra came to me to update her personal branding images. Just over 2 years ago she said goodbye to a successful career in the corporate world and decided to jump into the world of small business.
Look, I'm gonna be real honest with you, I hadn't planned to take any photos at the shooting bays at the Palm Springs portrait conference back in September (*a shooting bay is a station set up up with a back drop and a model ready to be photographed). And I certainly didn't plan to photograph anyone without planning an actual shoot! My inner control freak rarely lets me act all sponteneous and carefree....because that means I don't know what the outcome might look like and let's be honest, THAT freaks me out! Are you nodding right now? Uhuh...you know them feels.
So you have booked your portrait session, pencilled in a trip to the hairdresser and already decided on a fresh manicure. Just one last question remains; what the heck am I going to wear?
Fear not friend, I got your back.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Cathy. A wife of 20 years, mother, auntie and sister, Cathy came to me to create a unique 20th anniversary gift for her husband, George.
Palm Springs was amazing. The portrait conference was amazing. The people were amazing. Everything was just amazing and one week there was nowhere near long enough. Read about my trip of a lifetime and see some gorgeous photos taken there.
See the highlights from Bel and Nicks' stunning Sydney wedding at the Grounds of Alexandria.