Hello summer! Nothing else better signals the start of sunnier days ahead than the changing of clocks for daylight savings. That jump of just one hour really makes a difference. I’ve been loving the cycle home from the studio with the warm sun at my back instead of those chilly, dark evenings in winter. The approaching summer also means that sunglasses are now our favourite must-have accessory. So, I was more than happy to create this fun editorial of Tony Bianco sunglasses. We were lucky enough to also have some colourful bedsheets in the studio for a different shoot when I walked by and thought these would make a great background, and so voila! Instant awesomeness!
Summer is fast approaching this year. The recent 30 plus days have been a foreboding glimpse into what could be the hottest summer I’ve had to survive here in Australia. I’m a born and bred Canadian. I may love the sunny skies and endless beaches, but my ability to function drastically slows in those searing 35 plus days. We pray to the air-conditioning gods that the air-con units will be installed in the studio before one of those days occurs.
In the last few weeks we’ve been churning out the summer season shoots. Swim suits, short dresses, and sun glasses galore. Check out the behind the scenes shots of our Icon Sunnies photo shoot. I know the models make it look easy, lying around smiling for the camera, but that’s why they’re pros. Poor Felix had a fresh sun burn on his back and that turf is in no way soft and comfortable. More like scratchy and prickly. Like needles. Every time I asked our models to shift left or right, I was met with a few silent faces of anguish accompanying every move. But in the end our clients were really happy with the results. Thanks for your great work guys!
I was that geeky camera chick who spent her high school lunch breaks in the darkroom. I still miss the smell of those stinky developer chemicals. Sort of.
Born in Canada, I graduated with top honours in Applied Photography at Sheridan College before spending several years assisting and producing for some of the best commercial shooters in Toronto. After gathering a wealth of valuable skills and getting my first DSLR, I bought a plane ticket to Asia.
It was my first backpacking adventure, but I managed to survive nine months from Seoul to Singapore with only some shoddy mandarin and a lot of luck. I had the time of my life. So I did it again. Seven months of zig-zagging around India and Nepal taught me ingenuity with limited resources, clarity when surrounded in chaos, and how to eat with just my right hand.
Sydney became my new home in 2008, and I’ve been enjoying the sunny weather and great coffee ever since.
Today, I’m a fashion and product photographer extraordinaire. Based at Studio 8 in the northern beaches of Sydney, I relish the challenge and precision of studio lighting. My clients are drawn to my clean, stripped back approach to every project. My simplistic yet direct style is refreshing and elegant in a market full of heavily Photoshopped images.
When I’m not in the studio you can find me hand folding dumplings or scaling walls at the rock climbing gym. I’m also really good at winning board games (or my friends are just really good at losing).
Finalist – Shoot The Chef 2013
Top 5 – Australia’s Emerging Travel Photographers of 2010 – Capture Magazine
Winner – Best Marketing Imagery Award 2010 – New Mardi Gras
Semi-finalist – Shutterbug Awards 2010 – Shutterbug
Short-listed – Travel Photographer of the Year 2009 – TPOTY
Finalist – Cultural Explorers 2009 – STA Travel
Winner – World in Focus 2007 – Photo District News
Top Emerging Photographers of 2007 – Photo Life Magazine
4/25 Ashburner Street
Manly NSW 2095
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