HELLO, I'M JODIE

I’m really not one for writing about myself, beating my own drum has never been my strong suit.

It's fair to say that I'm a pretty simple and straightforward human being at heart. I don’t take myself too seriously and although it’s a total cliché, as a West Australian wedding photographer I really do love what I do.

From a young age I loved being creative and I loved being outdoors. Just to clarify, I wasn’t always the most talented at art or drawing (and don’t get me started on how bad I was at pottery) but I felt a real passion for the Arts just the same. I dabbled in photography thru high school but really fell into it (and in love with it) at the age of 19, and as it turned out, it was the thing I had a bit of a knack for and so I never really looked back.

I’ve been a photographer my whole adult life (well, apart from that brief stint as a bartender while backpacking thru the UK/Europe in my early 20’s), it's everything to me, my heart is truly IN THIS. "Merge" as its own entity has been up and running for 10 years now (how time fly’s) and I've grown to be incredibly proud of my baby.

West Australian Wedding Photographer

THERE IS BEAUTY IN EVERYTHING

I’m a firm believer that if you look hard enough you can find the beauty in everything, including the imperfect, the ordinary and the in-between.

Honestly, It took me a while to realize this but genuine connections, the unconventional and even ordinary every day moments are what I love.  Nothing fake, nothing staged just raw emotion, it’s a truly beautiful thing. Those pics of your mum hugging you & laughing thru uncontrollable messy tears of joy, those are the ones you’ll treasure.

People tell me I have a calming and reassuring nature when I’m working (and that my organization skills are killer!). Personally, I get a kick out of being able to help people (a trait I inherited from my beautiful mum) and I believe that your time & kindness are the most valuable things you can offer someone.

So tell you what, lets meet real soon so I can hear all about your story. It’s always nice to get to know each other, plus it gives me a chance to get as excited about your day as you are!   Jodie x

MY LOVES IN LIFE

My partner Justin. Snow capped mountains. Random acts of kindness. Printed books. Traveling the world. Autumn. Refurbished 70’s furniture. Hashbrowns. My hometown Donnybrook.  Good conversation. Clear streams.  Dark woodlands. Photography. RuPaul’s Drag Race. Red Wine. Genuine people. Family.

MY LOATHES

Rudeness. Waking up early. The cold. Salmon. Writing about myself!!!