professional photographer magazine – column 7 – finding the space to be a photographer

First published in July 2014 I’m writing from our hotel room in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. Kristen is sitting in the next room reading and I can hear the sounds of men yelling downstairs, trying to sell fruit and vegetables to people walking past. The noisy traffic is rolling by at nearly an idle…

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Brandan and Kelly's Colourful and DIY wedding at the Warrawong Woolshed near Bacchus Marsh and Melbourne photographed my Melbourne Wedding Photographer Lakshal Perera

Brandan and Kelly’s Colourful and Emotional DIY Melbourne Wedding

I often think about why bad things happen to good people. So frequently, I meet amazing people who are tacking some of the biggest challenges that life can throw at us and I feel my chest tighten. It just seems so unfair when they exude so much wonderful positivity and kindness towards others that the…

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Staci and Simon's amazing colourful DIY Backyard wedding in Melbourne photographed by Melbourne Wedding Photographer Lakshal Perera

Staci and Simon’s Amazing and Colourful DIY Backyard Wedding in Melbourne

I think about the person that I was when I was 14. I was painfully shy, awkward and very focused on doing well at school. I had basically zero emotional intelligence and girls were still pretty much foreign to me, I was more interested in soccer and The Simpsons. Things didn’t change for quite a…

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professional photographer magazine – column 6 – defining success

Before Kristen and I ran our ‘be nice + take nice photographs’ workshop last year, we wanted the attendees to spend some time to think about a few things. The main element was around how to define success and what that means to each person. The style of workshop we run isn’t so much a…

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