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I am Heidi - photographer, writer, explorer. I'm also mum to Belle and Ashton. We live in Adelaide, South Australia but explore the world as much as we can. Thanks for joining me on this fabulous journey. A journey where you will discover the fun and excitement of taking beautiful photos.

I'm a tourism focused photographer, with curiosity to kill. I love going behind the scenes, seeing what others can't, discovering new things and having fun. And I want to show what I find to the world. I love to dream, plan and escape - even when I physically can't. So why can't you? It keeps us going - til our next travel fix.

Photography is for everyone. And why can't you come home with pics that make you proud? I'm hoping I can change the 'it looked so much better than that; I'm not sure why it's blurry' to 'wow, that is awesome, I can imagine being there'.

 

My Photography Life

I loved taking photos as a child and did Photography as a subject at school until I moved to a different school that didn't offer it. That didn't stop me, though. While studying Craft in the final year, I decided to do photography as my project - and went back to my old school to develop the film and photos in their darkroom. The benefit of living in the country - you don't get lost and forgotten in numbers.

A film image from my wanderings around Europe. I then came home to study photography and make a career out of it.

A film image from my wanderings around Europe. I then came home to study photography and make a career out of it.

After High School, photography was never thought of as a career. I probably didn't think too much at all about a career. After stints as a child portrait photographer travelling through South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Northern Territory I decided to head overseas. I worked in hospitality and tourism, including pulling pints in London pubs. It was in one of those pubs that I became friends with a photographer and decided that is what I want to do. 

On returning home to Australia, I had to make the choice between a travel agent job with Flight Centre or start my own photography business. Two loves of mine - travel and photography. Needless to say, I'm glad I went with the photography. Now I get paid to travel AND take photos.

I've worked as a Photographer since 1998 - in many different forms. I've worked with kids, animals, the elderly and everything in between. Moving and non-moving. Past photography gigs (before I started heidi who photos) have included -

Go with the flow when taking kids photos.

Go with the flow when taking kids photos.

Baby photographer in malls/KMart - why does mum expect the baby to smile when she brings him in with a soiled nappy and due for a nap?

School photographer - oh my this is hard work.

Cruise ship photographer - where I enjoyed the Greek Islands, Croatia and Italy

I loved photographing weddings, but not the constant absence from family and friends events.

I loved photographing weddings, but not the constant absence from family and friends events.

 

 

Photo lab tech

Camera store sales

Wedding assistant - got to see many brides lose the plot on their wedding day

Wedding photographer - loved my casual and fun brides

News Ltd photographer - so many exciting behind the scenes views including photographing Mark 'Chopper' Read and not realising he was the real deal to after

Commonwealth Games sports - great experience, but hated it at the time. I'm not a sports photographer; it's too boring for me

 

 

 

My Awards

I've never got into entering too many awards or exhibitions but am proud of the success I have had when I do. 

Proudest moments include - 

Expedia bought an image from this series.

Expedia bought an image from this series.

  • Intrepid Travel using my images in their brochures
  • Expedia Travel buying an image of my daughter in a tuk-tuk for a campaign
  • Becoming an Associate Photographer with AIPP (Aust. Institute of Professional Photography)
  • Exhibiting my work at ASO, Adelaide Convention Centre, Richmond Hotel and Red Poles in McLaren Vale

 

Clients include

  • SATC
  • Government
  • Tourism operators
  • Hotels
  • Uni SA
  • mid to large corporate
Many jobs take me to places I'd never otherwise get to see, like this one for DMITRE.

Many jobs take me to places I'd never otherwise get to see, like this one for DMITRE.


What else do I love?

In search of waves in Bali. The perfect combo of zen, adventure and exploration.

In search of waves in Bali. The perfect combo of zen, adventure and exploration.

Travel

Explore

Have fun with family and friends

Samba, reggaeton, salsa and anything Latin

Brazil - my second home

Hiking

Surfing

Yoga and soul nurturing


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