About SimoneA Lifetime of Passion
Do what you love and never work a day in your life. I have the happiest job in the world and it’s nothing like working. There’s a feeling I get the first moment I see my brides on their wedding day, you cant describe it! Their smile and aura and glow, they always look so breathtaking.
It’s thrilling to think the memories I capture will be talked about and cherished long after your wedding, and long after I have left the earth. Generations will be looking back at those wedding photographs captured. Photography has a purpose and becomes more valuable with time.
A Life of Passion
It all started when my dad bought a Canon T -50 in 1989. I’d go to the basketball and take photos of the Perth Wildcats – I used that camera more than my dad! Then, at 18, I started at the local Kodak express store, completing my one-year traineeship and helping establish a Photo lab in Mandurah.
From there I ran a lab in Fremantle until 2000 when life threw me a curveball. I left my job and headed to Europe. I came back to a position at a wedding studio! My knowledge of labs landed me the job but more importantly I meet the biggest mentor in my life – both professionally and personally.
After a decade of shooting weddings, I took time off to raise my family. In this time, I started thinking about owning my own business and then I got my big break – literally!
I severely broke my arm in 3 places whilst 4x4ing.
Faced with the possibility of not being able to hold my camera, my only option to get movement back was a steel plate,13 screws, a 5-hour operation, and a wicked scar.
My love of photography kept me going and now I get to be a part of the happiest day of most people’s life.
Was it worth it? You bet!