Thought I’d let you in on a little more about me. I’m an ocean baby at heart, I love live music and I find I’m happiest when I’m travelling and working on the road! Luckily for me, I get to freelance and have paved a career out of taking photos, travelling and shooting for surf, fashion and lifestyle brands all over the world!
I definitely never wanted a proper 9-5 job. I left high school knowing I didn’t want to do the conventional. But, the pressures of society kinda got to me. So, straight after high school I went straight into a double degree in Sports Science/Sports Management. I was really into sport when I was growing up, and for some reason I just felt like that degree suited me. As that first year went on I began to realise it was definitely NOT for me. All this talk about working in hospitals and gyms and doing a masters on top of the degree, I realised this wasn’t going to be the lifestyle job I’d dreamed of.
Half way through the year my eyes kept going back to the RMIT Bachelor of Photography. I kepy looking at the course outline and it was really appealing. I honestly don’t know why I was so adament I had to ‘get a degree’. I’ve definetly never shown anyone my photography degree to get a job!
I struggled alot at uni, the technical aspect of Photography and equipment and gear and photoshop just completely swamped me and gave me no hope. But, I kept going, and very quickly realised that, when I ditched the idea of having to shoot in ‘the way we were technically meant too’ everything changed. I rid myself of that fear very early on and just went for it.
I finished my degree and went straight into freelance and have never looked back! I’ve worked with some of the leading brands in the industry including Roxy, WSL, Cotton On, Billabong, Contiki, O’Neill and more. I had no idea how to run my own business, yet I’ve learnt along the way and found a system that works for me. Everything I’m teaching in ‘The Fearless Photographer’ are skills that I’ve picked up along this journey, that have helped me become exactly that, a fearless photographer.
I am a walking product of having a career dream and living out that dream. Anything is possible, and if a girl from a small coastal town can do it, there’s no reason you can’t too. Fear is only in our own minds and once you eliminate that, that fear of failing, you will honestly be able to do incredible things.
So, that’s me in a nut shell! If you want to learn more, you know where to find me!