I am interested in our human stories I believe that when we share our stories we find courage, strength and joy that helps us live more meaningful lives.
I tell stories with photographs. I photograph the love of family even in difficult times. I believe if we love wholeheartedly the world will be a better place. It's simple really.
I photograph the more challenging chapters of life, the newly diagnosed terminally ill, end of life care and goodbyes (memorial services and funerals). Providing families with special memories at the end of life, portraying the love and kindness that can be experienced at this difficult time. Memories that heal.
I also photograph pets at the end of their lives. Our pets hold a special piece of our hearts.
I have had extensive involvement with families undergoing traumatic and stressful times in their lives through my work as a paediatric intensive care nurse, as palliative care community volunteer and in my role as a Heartfelt photographer.
Services also include photography for people not in palliative care that are terminally ill. These services can be provided in hospitals, residential aged care facilities or at home.
I am always compassionate and respectful in my photographic work and approach each situation with the sensitivity it deserves.
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature births or have children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Being a volunteer for CAPS in the community. I visit people in their homes who are cared for by the palliative care service either with a life limiting illness or a terminal diagnosis. My service also includes photographing families as part of the art therapy services offered to families.
Im also an End of Life Guide or Death Doula providing services to communities and those at the end of life. Please go to my website gracefuldying.com for more information.
You'll find a photo of the beach most days and some bright and colourful art.