I'm Bree. I live in Brunswick East, Melbourne with my son Ari, who I co-parent with my former partner Dave. Some years ago I was finishing my psychology degree and wondering what I was going to be when I grew up, when fate stepped in to throw me a curve ball. Nine months later Dave and I welcomed our surprise baby into the world, and I decided that the time was right to act on a secret dream I had held since I first set up a film darkroom in my backyard 15 years earlier; to pursue photography as a career.
The past five years have been the craziest and most rewarding of my life. Simultaneously tackling the two huge learning curves of new parenthood and opening a small business would have seemed impossible to me pre-baby, but motherhood gave me a confidence I had never had before. In fact, I'm not sure I would have ever had the guts to open my business were it not for the perfect storm of joy, hormones, and exhausted delirium that comes with new parenthood. You created a human, and you're keeping him alive, anything's possible!
In my spare time you'll find me riding my bike, op-shopping, obsessing over interior design blogs, and hanging out with my awesome bunch of supportive friends.
WHAT I DO
I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer and I love to work with individuals, businesses, and organisations to create beautiful, custom imagery for websites, social media, and marketing collateral. My particular passion is working with women-led and women-focused businesses and projects.
Lifestyle photography is about capturing the art of everyday life. The aim is to capture natural moments, expressions, and environments with a bit of direction to ensure that the image is well composed, well lit and tells a story. My personal style is candid and fun with an eye for minimalism, and I typically work on-location at my clients' home, studios, workplaces or other location.
I am available for commercial commissions such as custom imagery for websites and social media, event photography, environmental portraits, and headshots. If you like my style and would like to enquire, please contact me here.
*Please note; I am typically booked out four to eight weeks in advance. Make sure you contact me as soon as possible to ensure that I have availability for your session.
Brunswick East, Melbourne, Australia. Servicing inner + outer Melbourne, particularly the inner northern suburbs. Available to travel with notice
I generally book shoots on Mondays, Wednesdays, + Thursdays. Fees apply if a shoot must be booked outside of my normal shoot days
My psychology degree + empathic nature ensures that I make my subjects feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera
Radical Yes Yes! Journal. I'm the chief photographer for this great blog that profiles cool, creative women.
Rosie Respect. I'm the official photographer for this fantastic website for teenage girls developed by the Victorian Women's Trust.
Etsy Awards 2016. I photographed three of the Melbourne-based winners of the 2016 Etsy Awards.
Elle Steele. I recently worked with former Paralympian Elle Steele to create some profile images for her website and social media.
Our Voice, Their Safety. A campaign by the Victorian Women's Trust to encourage women to raise their voices to improve the situation of women and children on Nauru.
Women Talk Money. A fantastic initiative by WIRE Women's Information to help women become financially literate.
lady scout studio
I am also part of creative design team Lady Scout Studio, with talented designer Ally Oliver-Perham. We work with a select number of interesting businesses to create their 'look and feel' with website, branding, photography, copywriting and video services.