Most days you can find me out and about with my kiddos as I try to keep up with their shenanigans and very active social lives! Although I have a long history of working with the rich and famous on board multi million dollar private jets (true story and I'm happy to talk about it!!), these days my unique skills include (but are not limited to) chief lego picker-upper, expert vegetable hider and Elmo level cuddler. I believe in the power of jeans with elastin and that a fresh baked cookie can brighten anyone's day. Acts of service is totally my love language and I thrive on the energy of good company and a steaming pot of tea.
I was born and raised in the wilds of New Zealand before my American husband swept me off me feet and introduced me to the magic of shopping at Target (if you're coming from the States...please bring me brown sugar and ranch dressing!). After eight years in the USA, Switzerland came a calling and we didn't hesitate to pack up our lives in Savannah, GA and move to Basel, Switzerland.
I love to capture families that are messy, joyful and full of adventure! Whether that be here in Basel or exploring the mountains of the Bernese Oberland, I'm your lady when it comes to fun, exciting and adventurous photos in Switzerland. We live in such a vibrant country with amazing vistas and quaint old towns and I love using these backdrops for your photos! That means you won't catch me at the local park snapping generic images. Instead, l make the most of these views that literally make jaws drop. As for you and your loved one's........you're bang, smack in the middle of it all!
1 - I’m a Kiwi born and breed, and Switzerland is not my first expat experience. I lived in the USA for eight years before we arrived in Basel. I lived in both Florida and Georgia and loved my time there. I still miss Target....a lot.
2 - Before mummy-hood came calling, I used to crew on private jets. Getting paid to travel the world in luxury was exactly as amazing as it sounds!
3 - I almost always stop to help tourists who look lost. I'm a helper at heart and being able to make someones life a little easier by lending a hand can truly make my day.
4 - I don't love to cook, but I can whip almost anything up out of necessity. I can thank culinary school for that (I did that for the private jets!). I have a terrible habit of making up a fantastic new dish and then not writing down what went in it. My date and orange scones are killer, and so are my cinnamon rolls. (See my recipe here)
5 - My family are my everything. I never imagined I would be the mum of two boys, but I seriously have no complaints about being surrounded by good looking men every day. Don't get me wrong, they have their moments, but they are perfect for me, and me for them. I can hardly believe my good fortune.
I grew up in a beach town and there is nothing in Switzerland that comes close to the sticky salt air of home. But these days, instead of at the beach, you'll find me out and about in Basel with my two little boys; taking advantage of all our city has to offer. I love to drink tea, binge listen to show tunes and I need sunshine and the company of beloved friends to get me through my days. My husband is the Yin to my Yang and for the last 20 years we've been partners in crime to live adventurously.
Here's five fun facts about my life up till now:
From your first enquiry to your final delivered product, my #1 goal is to make your entire experience enjoyable and effortless. Let me and my team take the reins so you can focus on the people you love, the life you live and the joy they bring you.
From sending you a comprehensive Prep & Style Guide to taking charge and directing your entire session. There is no stone unturned to ensure you have all the information you need before, during and after to make your session a successful one!
Not one image on my website is a happy accident. Each and every moment was set up and captured using one of my many fun games, super easy prompts and flattering poses to ensure I capture you and your favourite people sharing belly laughs and piling loads of love on each other to boot! Nothing beats capturing real connection and I have all the tricks and trade secrets to do just this so you'll never feel awkward in front of the camera.
The old saying goes: never to work with children or animals. Not only will I work with these beauties, but I also work with grouchy dads who don't even want their photos taken! I even enjoy it!! Experience is on my side and I know that everyone always ends up having a great time; I have the photographic evidence to prove it! I photograph over 800 children a year, half of them being under the age of four, so just between you and me, I'm quietly confidant that I'll be able to capture all the smiles you are dreaming of and more, and that includes Dad's too! I promise!
The time you spend with me having your photos taken is time where all you need to do is simply soak up the goodness of your spouse and family. Once you've booked we'll send you my Preparation and Style Guide to help you pull your outfits together for our session. All you need to do is show up with your glad-rags on, ready to have a great time with your favourite people (and me too!) and go with the flow so I can bring out and capture the very best of YOU!