A little about me
Photography became an obsession for my whilst I was studying to be a Park Ranger (over 25 years ago!). I started capturing the beauty in the Parks with film and thats when I got the travel bug, I travelled around Australia taking photos (the rest is in my artist profile: http://www.carolineellisgallery.com).
I started wedding photography seriously when I realised people were interested in having the natural setting as a part of the photograph. I photographed my Husbands sister’s wedding in a professional manner and was really happy with the results. I then started wedding photography professionally. I am still amazed by the magical photos I capture! I love being part of a very special day, every one is happy and excited and look great!
The Process: I like to get to know you and your fiancé, hopefully get to meet you both before the big day and maybe go on a little photo shoot to get you used to the camera and my style of photography.
On the day I spend up to 2 hours with you taking photos of you and your loved ones as they help you get ready; taking photos of the special details you have chosen for your day (i.e. dress, flowers, shoes…).
During the ceremony I blend in and capture moments.
I like to do the Photo shoot with bride and groom in natural settings. Why natural? I find that nature relaxes people, including me. I also like using rustic houses etc as a backdrop… becuase of the textures and contrasts.
I like to have a bit of fun with the wedding party, again it helps everyone relax and be themselves.
I like to take a lot of my photos from a distance, this also helps you to relax and be natural with each other, this is when I can get my best shots. I also like distance photos as the effects are great (out of focus background, focus on you guys).
After the wedding I like to play with different filters and effects to create art from your photos.
I enjoy taking photos! I love it when I know I have captured a special moment. I like incorporating wedding photography into my nature photography as it gives the photos another dimension.
Other than taking photos I am an artist of other mediums; I create art with oils, pastels, and graphite pencil.
I also run art classes for adults and children.
I am a mother and wife and I love my native garden and Gallery on our farm at Mystic Park.