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My mentor, Tim Coulson, set our photography group a task, to share with our audience who we are, what we shoot and why. And to do so with a photo of ourselves.

*cringe* I thought, self portraits. But I did it. Because this little business of mine is more important to me than you’ll ever know.

I did my hair and makeup, put on a dress and set up my tripod and self timer.

This photo right here, this was my “test shot”. Before I put my sick baby boy to bed, and before I put on my dress and brushed my hair.

Whilst looking through the 17,941 photos that I took of myself looking awkward AF, I realised that none of them truly represented who I am. As a person, a mother, a photographer. Hair done, make up done, a dress!? Who was I kidding?

This right here, this Mum bun, this dribble, snot and smooshed banana stained t-shirt, this baby attached to me 23/7, this is me.

I’m a mother, a wife, a photographer, and I also work *almost* full time as an emergency services worker. Like all mothers, my life is crazy. It’s busy, it’s hectic and I’m tired. But most of all, it’s filled with an amount of love that I didn’t know my heart could hold and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Second to my kids and my husband, my biggest love is capturing the magic of all things motherhood. Pregnancy, newborns, families, cake smashes— and hopefully one day soon I can add birth and fresh 48 sessions to my list.

I’m thankful for my babies for giving me the patience, understanding, and deep desire to capture the magic that I do. Because I’ve been there— pregnancy, birth, the newborn stage, the toddler stage. I understand it all. It’s hard, like really hard. But it’s magic. And it needs to be captured. Your memories will fade (thanks sleep deprivation), but photographs will not.

I’m so thankful that you’re here, supporting this dream of mine, of ours