Being asked to photograph a fellow photographer, especially one whose work I admire so much, is possibly the most nerve wracking thing I have ever done. I am a completely nervous person by nature so you can probably imagine just how I was feeling for this shoot. Natalie is one of the first photographers that I connected with in Maitland when I decided to start a family photography business. Since then she has become a dear friend, sounding board and confidant and a person that I have gone through experiences with that were both amazing and hard. She is a beautiful soul, so when she asked me to do this, all the reasons not to do it ran through my head at a million miles an hour.
Thankfully before I gave into these thoughts, I agreed and we found ourselves on this beautiful evening, creating some of my favourite images of all time. I have heard a million times that magic happens when you push past your comfort zone and boy did I feel that on this day. Trusting in the light, the feeling and the connection was one of the most incredible experiences I have had as an artist. It has set me on a new course for what I hope to achieve in my work next year and it has stirred something up within me. A feeling I have been missing a bit lately. I loved everything about this session and I am so completely grateful to my beautiful friend for asking me to do this for her and trusting me! As a photographer we don't always find it easy to be on the other side of the lens.
To my beautiful friend. You are incredible and amazing and I am so grateful to have you on my side. x