My name is Liz.
What do I love?
– adventures with my two children
– documenting life through photography and multimedia
– humanitarian work – to celebrate & assist & advocacy work with marginal communities
– bringing communities together
Preserving the moments in your life that make up your stories and celebrating life is one of my greatest joys. My approach when photographing anything is with in a gentle heart-centered way to tell a story, to capture who you truly are, to capture reality, to show the connections between one another, photographing in a natural and relaxed way.
I also love to combine the spoken word, your stories and imagery. Turn up your sound and take a look around on my vimeo site.
I am based in Kialla, just near Shepparton, in central Victoria and enjoy working Australia wide & internationally also. I have been working as a professional photographer for over 20 years, shooting hundreds of weddings. I am a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). In 2010 I am very proud to say that I was chosen as one of Australia’s top 10 Wedding photographers & am honoured to have been awarded international and national photographic awards and present at international artist’s conferences as a speaker the United States. I am also an active member of Regional Arts Victoria.
Humanitarian, community and documentary projects are very important to me – to give others a voice. Part of the funds from all my work is to donated towards these projects.
I feel very much this song relates to what is important to me and a message I’d love to share with you – please press play
Most recently I have been working on the Living Recipes Project for the SheppARTon festival for in both 2016 and 2015 documenting stories around food of different cultures of Shepparton. At the festival these will be experienced in a few different ways, including film, print and eating the food.
In September/October 2015 I filmed and photographed in Nepal visiting some of the most earthquake affected areas including the Sindhupalchok region. You can see a film I made on some of the projects of the Hands With Hands organisation are doing in rebuilding. An exhibition and film showing was held on the anniversary of the Nepal earthquake on April 25th 2016.
During 2015 and 2016 I have done many digital stories for Communities with Children focusing on many of the programs they run in Shepparton. You can see them here.
In June 2014 I completed a project called – ‘Restoring Hope-Celebrating Fathers’ with seven refugee families. A community gathering and exhibition was Shepparton.
In March 2014 an exhibition and shared youth art space was held of the second collection of the ‘A Part of Me – the Light Within’ project .
In 2013 I completed the Think About It Project – a collection of ten documentaries – The eight attitudes associated with the Riddle scale of homophobia are drawn upon as the young peoples voices emerge, sharing their real life experiences in the hope that the broader community will experience these short films, and then think about it.
In 2012 I held two exhibitions focused on the area I live in ‘a part of me – the light within’ exhibition – a social documentary focusing on teens of this area and also the Hear my Heart Project – giving a voice to those that have experienced abuse.
I am a proud volunteer photographer for an organisation called Heartfelt – giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses.
I began photography as a very early age playing with my mum’s box brownie and was given my first camera at age ten, worked in the photographic industry from 14 years of age working after school, weekends and school holidays as a photographic printer. My camera, my darkroom and I were great friends in my late teens where I grew up in Sydney. For over 20 years now I have photographed weddings, families, documentary stories, projects and many other things. My huge love of people and documenting life preserving your stories is what drives me to do what I do.
You have just read about me, but I would dearly love to know about you and hear your stories too. I hope to meet you soon.
Apart from private commissions I am proud to work with the following –
- Communities for Children
- Kildonan UnitingCare
- Multicultural Arts Victoria
- Rural Housing Network
- Relationships Australia Victoria
- St Paul’s African House
- Gallery Kaeila
- Shepparton English Language Centre
- Shepparton Festival
- Mission Australia
- Save the Children
- Lulla’s Family and Children’s Centre
- The Bridge Youth Service
- Greater Shepparton City Council
- Hands With Hands Organisation
- Shepparton Newspaper
- The Age Newspaper
- Dairy Australia
- Quilters Companion Magazine
- GV Bridal Co.
- Bride and Groom Magazine
- JL Productions
- Local schools
- Local MPs
- Melbourne University
- Filipino Community, Shepparton
- Sikh Community, Shepparton
- Chinese Association, Shepparton
- Congolese Community, Shepparton
- Afghani Community, Shepparton
- Shepparton Newspaper