Are you ready to hear every cliche' under the sun? It's hard for me to explain why I love what we do without sounding like some soap opera TV show you can watch around 11am every morning. But I mean it. I simply love people. I am so grateful for all the people I meet and who share their story with me.
After working in the photography industry for over 10 years I decided it was time to go on my own adventure. It has always been a deep seeded goal of mine to one day have a studio of my own, but not just any studio a place that just felt like home to anyone and everyone that set foot through those doors. Going through a few years of personal struggles after losing a friend and a family member It really lit a fire in my belly to get started in what I think has always been my purpose. I realised how important those memories and photos are of my loved ones, more so, I wanted to create something for families that I knew would become something overtime and one of there most cherished and precious items.
So Good Life Portraits was created! A space where clients can come and create, and celebrate their life as they wish to see it. We are also selfish in a way because we live vicariously through our client's experiences. Having heard their stories their struggles their success, we get to understand our selves better.
When I’m not working I’m usually at the pub 😉
Yes, I do like a tipple but it’s more the socialising aspect. I love people, always have. They fascinate me and I love learning from different peoples stories and experiences.
I love laughing, whether its making people laugh, smile or laughing myself Life is too short to worry about the little stuff. Focus on who and what is important and be grateful for everything. Gratitude is a big aspect in my life.
I grew up in Ireland where I studied Economics and also Psychology. I’ve had a passion for photos and photography since I was young. Always the annoying one at events taking pictures of everything and everyone. From a young age, I knew it was important to capture those moments in time as they will turn into precious memories. I absolutely cherish my photos with my Nana! I just never thought I could be lucky enough to work in photography as I didn’t study it.
I came to Australia in 2013 where I ended up finding my absolute dream job, working in a photography studio, and I’ve never looked back nor do I ever want to do anything else. It encompasses everything I love in life and I’m so passionate about it. I get to work with a great team, my boss is one of my best friends as we’ve been working together for 7 years. I get to meet so many people when they come in for their photo-shoots, I get to have the most amazing conversations with clients on the phone where I learn about them and also a bit about myself. I am also the designer so I get to see the amazing moments captured in the studio, which I know will turn out to be the most precious memories to these people and also allows me to be creative. I’ve both laughed & cried with clients and I’m grateful for each person.
How did I know I wanted to be a photographer? Easy. The look and emotion that people show when looking back at old photos and the memories that they bring up.
I’ve always been creative but I’m not the type who can draw or paint what they see. Photography allows me to show a persons real character and create something personal and unique for everyone.
Today I still have a lot to learn, but I embrace and work through every challenge that comes my way. It allows me to grow and expand my passion and career in photography.