- Since -
- 2008 -
West Australian wedding photographer
HELLO, I'M JODIE
Photographer & owner
I’ll be straight with you - my life is kind of a collision of opposites. On Monday, my office could be the very definition of order. On Tuesday, it could look like a bomb has struck. I take my work extremely seriously, but when it comes to myself, it’s a different story. I’m introverted by nature but when I’m comfortable or in the zone I can flip the ‘extrovert’ switch. You’ve definitely heard this one before, but for me, it’s an undeniable truth - I love what I do!
Ever since I was young, I’ve loved being creative and adored being outdoors. I wasn’t always top of the class when it came to painting or drawing (don’t even get me started on pottery), but I still had an unquenchable passion for the Arts as a whole. My restless creative side craved an outlet. I dipped my toes into photography during high school but fell head over heels in love with the camera at age 19. It turned out I had a knack for it and, well, I never looked back.
I’ve been a professional photographer my whole adult life (minus a brief dalliance with bartending to fund a backpacking excursion through Europe) and my heart is well and truly IN THIS. I formed Merge almost 15 years ago when I committed to becoming a full-time West Australian wedding photographer. It’s been a rollercoaster ride so far and I’m incredibly proud of the business that I’ve created and grown.
meet my loves in life:
They are my inspiration & my motivation
Mum & Dad
Because behind every great creative is their crazy partner and even crazier whippet pup right?
my crazy fur child
my loving partner
When you find people that not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe!
I was born to travel. Fav places:
I actually have an
Wales, Switzerland & Italy
Advanced Diploma in Photography
the moment that changed my life
i grew up in
Losing my Mum to cancer in 2017
A little country town called Donnybrook
I’m addicted to
fav thing to do on a day off
Rupaul's Drag Race.... Since about 2014.
Breakfast at a local cafe... with hash-browns!
i have an eclectic taste in music
Growing out my natural silver hair...
it's a work in progress!
Think David Bowie, Salt-N-Pepa, Rufus and then throw in some 90's classics!
It took me a lot of time and thousands of shots to realise that genuine connections are what I love to capture. Unconventional, unposed, unstaged; just raw, ordinary, unique emotion.
I’m a firm believer that if you look hard or long enough, you can discover beauty in everything – including the imperfect, the ordinary, and the in-between.
Calm & Reassuring
People often say that I have a calm and reassuring nature when I’m at work; I aim to make every single person who steps in front of my lens feel relaxed and at home. My organisational skills have been described as ‘killer’ (and I can’t disagree with this). My beautiful mum passed down many important things to me but one of the most precious gifts was her innate fondness for helping people.
I firmly believe that your time and your kindness are the most important things you can offer someone and as a West Australian wedding photographer, this is what I offer all my clients from day one.
So I’ll tell you what – let’s organise a chat soon so you can start sharing your story with me. It’s always a pleasure to get to know each other, plus it gives me a chance to get as fired up about your big day as you are!