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 12 years now (how time fly’s) and I've grown to be incredibly proud of my baby.
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.
Rudeness. Waking up early. The cold. Salmon. Writing about myself!!!
“Jodie is one of those one in a million photographers that if you're lucky to book for your wedding, you will forever be grateful you did. I felt like we were mates hanging out for the day, giggling so much and not once feeling nervous or shy...yet somehow she managed to capture all those special feel-good/tear jerking/laugh-out-loud moments all at the same time. She is a very special person. Thank you Jodie for making our day simply the best xoxoxo – Nikki”
“Jodie is awesome! I could write all day about how good she was, so let me just say that if Jodie is available for your day, stop looking! Thank you for helping to make our day what it was! – Neil”
“How on earth am I supposed to find the words to explain just how phenomenal Jodie is? There honestly aren't enough words to express how supremely wonderful she is as a person, as a photographer, and as a business owner! Jodie, as you know, Brian and I think the world of you and choosing you as our photographer was the BEST decision we made...except for marrying each other! You have made every single step smooth, exciting and beautiful! You are definitely one of a kind. Your skill at capturing the sheer joy of the best day ever is just astonishing. Thank you for absolutely everything – Renee & Brian xxx”
“We can't thank or highly recommend Jodie and her incredible talent enough! The entire process from booking through to receiving our amazing photos was flawless. She was such a joy to work with and we honestly can't recommend her enough. You have captured our day perfectly and we will be forever thankful! Scott and Dana xx “
“We cannot thank or recommend Jodie enough. The photos are one thing - they are absolutely perfect. But on top of that, we organised our wedding from Interstate and had so many balls in the air, however, Jodie of all the many suppliers we had to book over email etc. was organised, prompt on email, reliable and reassuring. She made the process from start to finish stress free! Our photos captured the night perfectly and we are incredibly grateful! Xx - Daisy & Gabe”
“Josh and I were blown away by Jodie's professionalism and helpfulness throughout the planning process and of course also on our wedding day. Not only are her photos out of this world, she is also a lovely person. We can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks for everything Jodie xx - Emily & Josh”
“Jodie, Words can’t express how lucky we were to have such a kind, caring, helpful, supportive and amazing photographer like you. You went above and beyond for us and made everything seem like a breeze on the day. We had the most wonderful day and that is accredited to you and your professionalism. Thankyou for your time, energy, creativeness and expertise in putting on a wedding dress! The photos are absolutely beautiful. Xxx Channy and Dan”