Me with a giant barrel of ageing miso, Takayama, Japan

Me with a giant barrel of ageing miso, Takayama, Japan

About

I am a photographer, illustrator, designer and sketcher, who loves making pictures of all kinds. I first trained as a human geographer – an academic whose work was about understanding people and places. I love snow, ice and cold places. I also love drinking coffee and tea in warm and atmospheric rooms, an almost perfect pair. I love people, and getting to know their stories and capturing their faces and gestures in pen, ink and through photography.

I believe a beautiful image is made through a combination of curiousity and ongoing practice. Creating a great image is the result of seeing it, and having the technical mastery to turn this vision into a successful final product. I love people. I love learning their stories. And, more than that, I love sharing this love and telling these stories through pictures.

I am now based in central Victoria, where I live with my husband amongst the ironbark woodlands, heritage buildings, and good coffee and food that is Castlemaine. 

Reviews

"We were lucky enough to have Anna take our wedding photos for us. Anna was the perfect photographer, never too obvious, but always around to capture the mood and spirit of the day along with all the big moments. The photos are amazing, and are great to look back over and remember a wonderful day. Anna managed to capture the whole day, from both parties getting ready right through to the end of the night. She was great at organising family and group shots, and fantastic at getting candid photos of everyone enjoying the day. After the ceremony we had a great time with Anna getting some photos of just the two of us in the beautiful bush where we were married. Anna made us feel comfortable and relaxed and she captured us having a lot of fun with each other.  The photos we received from Anna were all beautifully shot and edited, and of incredibly high quality. Anna presented us with a great collection of photographs along with some beautiful prints on stone, ready to hang. We also made a book and some large prints and they look stunning. We feel really lucky to have this wonderful collection of memories. Anna did a fantastic job taking our wedding photos, we could not have been happier, and we would not hesitate to highly recommend her." Justin Egan

"Anna has taken many photos for our family including newborn shots of both of our children (at 10 days old). We also had Anna take photographs of the four generations of women in our family ranging in age from 3 to 75 years old. These are some of the most special photos we have in our family and all four of us had a great time working with Anna during the shoot. What strikes me most about Anna is how kind and patient she is when working with children. She allows enough time to ensure she can capture the best photos of the children. This means that as parents, we don’t have to worry too much about ensuring kids are awake, happy and compliant during the photo shoot… Anna will wait to take the photos of the children at their best or change focus to ensure the kids are doing something that they enjoy which results in great natural looking photographs. Anna has captured some beautiful moments for our family, which are now proudly displayed around our home. We have been so pleased with the stunning results that Anna has achieved and look forward to Anna taking some more photos of our children as they grow." Lauren Kiratzis

"I've long been a fan of Anna's amazing photography. I was so happy when she agreed to take photos for our wedding. We wanted authentic photos of the day without too much posing. It was awesome to be able to totally trust that Anna would get real looking, beautiful, photos of the day that showed what it was really all about. I love the photos she took of our wedding, and I love how much she loves her job!" Millie Rooney

In the hills on the edge of Ulaanbaatar, our home in Mongolia

In the hills on the edge of Ulaanbaatar, our home in Mongolia

 

 

From October 2014 until mid 2016 my husband and I lived in Mongolia and Nepal. A blog of photographs and stories of our time there can by clicking the link below: