Hello! I'm Nicky and here's a little about me. I am a mother of four, a photographer, a traveller, a sometime cook and a storyteller. I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe, and I now live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia.
Things I love :
My family & my friends - they are my life.
Weddings - I have found that one of the things I love most is to tell the visual story of one of the most important days in a couple's life. I love weddings that are different and beautiful in their own way. I love country weddings, vintage glamour weddings, classically elegant weddings, little barefoot beach elopement weddings, sixties themed weddings, steampunk weddings, festival weddings, weddings in unusual and beautiful locations, and weddings with lots of beautiful fresh flowers.
My Africa - for it's beautiful scenery, wildlife and lovely, friendly, resilient people. I go back there every year and come back happy and refreshed.
Travel - I love exploring - seeing different places and peoples and cultures and scenery and wildlife. As St Augustine said "the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page".
Photography - my father was a scientist but also a photographer and he inspired me to pick up a camera and learn how to use it and to record the world around me; now I always have my camera (at the very least my trusty iPhone!) with me. Photographs keep memories alive and pass on records for generations to come - like the image opposite that I found when I was going through a very old family album. It is my great grandmother on her wedding day. Her name was Lillie Angell and she married my great grandfather in 1895 - over 120 years ago. She looks very serious and a little nervous in her beautiful high collared wedding gown, and I love the fact that I can see what she looked like and can guess how she was feeling on her wedding day.
And so much more. I love people, animals, art galleries, fun, family gatherings, food, flowers, Italy, slow cooking, babies, cows, test match cricket, walks on the beach, the Greek Islands, dancing, wine, laughter, love, life, light ...
The Technical Stuff
- I am a graduate of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE with a Diploma of Photoimaging and a Certificate IV in Graphic Design, an Associate Member of the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International), a member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) and an Accredited Member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers).
- My equipment : Nikon D4 camera, Nikon Df camera, Nikon D750 camera. Nikkor lenses (70 - 200 mm f/2.8 lens, 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens, 60 mm f/2.8 Micro lens, 50 mm f 1.8 prime lens, 85mm f 1.4 prime lens, 135mm DC prime lens, 35mm f2.0 prime lens), 2 x SB 800 speedlights. All editing done on an Apple iMac using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC.