- 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, adapt to the flow and pretty munch banter with anyone.
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
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 (who I sadly lost to cancer in 2017) 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!