I suppose it's only fair when I learn all about you to capture your wedding, family or special occasion that you get the opportunity to know a little about me too!
In high school I found a love for photography and the editing possibilities that technology has afforded us, spending much of my weekends tinkering with a work camera I 'borrowed' from Dad. Growing up on acreage I was lucky enough to have plenty of quintessential country backgrounds available as well as willing friends for subjects.
Then as my interest peaked an art teacher told me photography wasn't a viable discipline in his class, but with the encouragement of other teachers and a local photography group I still persisted with photography as a hobby. In Grade 11/12 I even completed an external Diploma of Photography thanks to to my chemistry tutor.
Lucky to have such a strong support network, I approached a local photographic retailer and printing laboratory for my first job, booked a paid family portrait sitting at 15 and then went on to photograph a full day wedding solo at the age of 16. It seems a little bizarre to look back on now, I couldn't even drive myself there!
After school I completed a Bachelor of Digital Media with Distinction and branched out into graphic design, but ultimately decided to focus my energy on pursuing a career in wedding photography. Currently I've captured over 120 weddings for couples across Queensland and internationally - 15 year old me wouldn't have believed it!
Now 10 years in, providing boutique portrait photography + graphic design services is a
career path I'm so grateful to have gone down. Small business, especially working relentlessly as a one woman show, is exhausting at the best of times but equally rewarding and something I am immensely passionate about.
Everyone deserves to have their memories preserved - photographs are the only way to capture our most precious moments and one of few things that become more valuable to us with time. It means the world to be able to offer such a sentimental service for my clients - every booking and recommendation of Madelyn Holmes Photographics means more than you know.