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 the 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. 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 full of joy, wonder and adventure! Whether that be here in Basel or exploring the mountains of the Bernese Oberland, I'm your girl when it comes to fun, exciting and adventurous photos here 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!
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 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 on podcasts 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 15 years we've been partners in crime to live adventurously.
Here's five fun facts about my life up till now:
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!
Let's go and have some fun. Like a really, really good, kick up your heels kind of fun! My goal for every session is for you to enjoy yourselves! I'm NOT about posing you in multiple, stiff and awkward poses that result in photos that remind you exactly how you felt stiff and awkward every time you look at them. Nope. I like to give you lots of fun prompts, sometimes bordering on the silly side of things to ensure I get truly authentic, natural and joyful photos that ooze happiness!
I’m gonna get to know your story so I can photograph the way it actually FEELS. I'm gonna capture who you really are, your quirks, your laughter and your love. I want to see the way you light each other up or laugh so hard you snort, making you all laugh even harder. Because THOSE moments are fun, joyful and worth remembering! If you feel the same you've come to the right place!!
Because the experience of getting your photos taken MATTERS. It’s how I’m able to make my families and comfortable to get those giggly, intimate, candid and joyful photos that make you FEEL your happiness. It's not just about pretty photos for me. I’ll be honest, if you are just looking for any person with a camera, or you need a photographer for just a few snaps, I’m not your girl, and that’s ok! I believe the right photographer is out there for everyone! The reason I'm so successful is because I REALLY care about you and want to make your photo session one for the ages. I’m crazy passionate about people who invite me into their lives to document their story.
Eloping in the mountains? I'm there in a heartbeat. Roaming the old town of Basel with the fam? Sign me up for that! I specialise in outdoor sessions that make the most of our stunning old towns and grand vistas of Switzerland, but honestly, no matter where your adventure takes place, if you value the experience over perfectly posed photographs, we'll be perfect for each other. My style is clean and modern, with a hint of mood; photos that are raw, candid, and tell a story. That's why I'm in this, to tell YOUR story. I believe YOU have so much to offer this world and YOUR legacy is so worthy of being told. Let me tell it.