Hi there! I’m Christella… I live on the east coast of Australia, but enjoy traveling all over the world to capture love stories and special moments! One of my favourite portraits from Siberia, Russia reached the top 20% in the global Shoot & Share contest. Other destinations sessions have taken me to Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria and Newcastle beaches. Yet the charming countryside and people of my local Northwest NSW are my main joys!
I joke that my love for photography is nearly as old as I am. But it was when my mother and I became a journalist duo, my part being the visual side, that my passion started to really develop. Seeing a full spread of my images published in magazines such as R.J Williams Outback, Country Living, Hunter Lifestyle Magazine, Border Living and Highlife was a dream come true.
Back then, houses and gardens were my main subjects, but now its people: their lives and loves. Since those earlier days, I’ve invested in education, honed my skills and frozen some incredibly special moments.
I was thrown into the deep-end with newborn photography when my sister had triplets. Getting sweet, peaceful images of her precious girls without one or all screaming was a feat that took hours of effort and patience. And I’ll never forget the family session which happened to be the last to include the late father. He died only three days later after a brief battle with cancer. But these photos and memories live on.
Photographing weddings is something I particularly enjoy, since it’s such a once-in-a-lifetime event and I’ve always adored everything wedding related! I’ve sung at several and sewn my first bridal gown. Behind the camera, I seek out all the special details, from the spark between the couple to the simple, yet significant little decorations… including the florals and stationary.
Whether it’s for your wedding, anniversary, maternity, newborn, birthday or any other wonderful excuse for photos, your moments are worth saving up and remembering!
I can’t wait to become friends and do that for you!