I get a real connection to my portrait and wedding clients with repeat photography sessions over the years. This connection is made even stronger when we have known each other for so long and worked together in the past.
Ben and Natasha both worked at Scotch Oakburn College when I was there as the School Publicity and Marketing Photographer for 8.5 years. I first met Ben on the senior campus where he had the role of physical education teacher and coach of the first’s football team. Over the years I watched Ben’s development and transition from a PE teacher on the senior campus to deputy head of the junior campus with a passion and aptitude for teaching in the classroom environment. In both roles I saw that he was loved and admired by students and staff.
Natasha joined Scotch Oakburn College as a dance teacher in my last couple of years there when my daughter Kate was in year 10. I remember how much she enjoyed having more formal choreography from Natasha with gentle direction for someone who didn’t have any past training for the musicals Grease and Cabaret. Natasha worked with so many students on the senior campus in many different genres and the result was always outstanding.
Natasha now has her own dance school in Launceston, the Dance Academy 34 specializing in Ballet, Contemporary and Highland Dancing. Natasha represented Tasmania in the Highland Dancing Championships in Scotland in 1999 and is also passionate about her love of dancing and teaching dance!
So, you can understand that I was very excited to be asked to photograph both their engagement and wedding many years ago, capturing the essence of who they were both as individuals and as a couple. And now I get to see them become a family and that makes me so very happy!!
What an honour to see this beautiful family grow. Thank you Ben and Natasha xx