In order to grow, you must push yourself past the point of current capability…

Nothing has furthered my photographic skills and improved my growth more than competition.
By entering professional print competitions I explore new ideas, develop greater skills, am inspired my peers and gain a deeper understanding of the makings of great imagery. Through competition, I have discovered just how possible the impossible can become.

I’ve won more than 50 international awards at multiple professional photography competitions.

The images below are a selection of my most successful, most challenging and favorite award-winning images.


2017 - A SURROGATE GRANDMOTHER

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This image was included in a series of 5 incredible images showing the beauty of surrogacy - an incredible moment where a grandmother (the surrogate) had just delivered her own grandson - a long awaited child for her daughter. These images have won awards in multiple competitions world wide. You can read the full incredible story on the daily mail here.

Shot on Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L at 28mm, 1/250, f4.5, ISO 4000


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2017 Queensland Travel Photographer of the year

This portfolio of 4 images took out the title of 2017 Queensland Travel Photographer of the Year, in what was one of the most unexpected achievements of my career to date. The images received 3 Silver Distinctions and a Silver award and together they were judged against 2 other portfolios to take out the overall title. I was also a finalist in the Pet/Animal Category at this same competition and was very proud to have received a total of 9 awards (5 Silver Distinctions and 4 Silvers) out of a total of 12 prints entered.


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Fly me to the moon....in an aeroplane, 2017

This incredible image is NOT a composite. Captured as a single documentary capture while on holiday in the United States in 2017, it is a very simplistic and abstract take on a travel image. The image received Silver Distinctions in Documentary at both the 2017 Queensland and Australian Professional Photography Awards and was represented Australia in the Photojournalism Division of the 2018 World Photographic Cup. What I love most about this images is the irony that it presents.....is this the future of space travel? How long will it be before we can travel to the moon in a simple aeroplane?

Shot on Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L at 70mm, 1/200, f 9.0, ISO 320


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Development of a MooN Jellyfish, 2017

This image is a composite of 3 photos taken of Moon Jellies from various aquariums around Australia and the world. It illustrates the growth and development of the Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), a common species of jellyfish found in many oceans around the world. I have always been drawn to jellyfish and they way they move and just "exist". It's a reminder in life that sometimes we need to just flow in whichever way the current takes us. This image received a Silver Distinction at the 2017 Queensland Professional Photography Awards and a Silver at the Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Shot on Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L & Sigma Art 35mm


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Lights out, Las Vegas, 2017

This image was captured while traveling in the United States in 2017. It's an abstract shot of a hotel from the ground looking up with all lights turned off (or curtains drawn on all but 3 rooms). The image received a Silver Distinction at the 2017 Queensland Professional Photography Awards and a Silver at the 2017 Australian Professional Photography Awards.
Shot on Canon 5D Mk3, Sigma Art 35mm f1.4 at 1/125, f 3.5 ISO 3200


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Longing for a cuddle, 2016

This beautiful capture of a Mum longing to hold her twin girls was taken in special care immediately after a caesarean section. The twin girls Daniella and Emilia were taken to special care for treatment after an early delivery at 35 weeks. This was the closest that Mum was permitted to get to them initially. She later went on to have a cuddle wit them both on her chest.

Shot on Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L at 70mm, 1/200, f 9.0, ISO 320


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2016 Australian Professional Birth Photographer of the YEar

This incredible portfolio of 4 images contributed to my title of 2016 Australian Professional Birth Photographer of the Year at the 2016 Australian Professional Photography Awards. These images all received either Silver or Silver Distinction Awards and were judged together against 2 other portfolio's to achieve this incredible accolade (for a second year in a row).


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Double the Joy, 2016

This beautiful image was taken at the caesarean delivery of twin girls Olivia and Charlotte. It depicts the 2 sides of the curtain - the side where theatre staff are operating and the side where the new parents are dotting on their new babies. The image received a Silver Awards in Documentary at both the 2016 Queensland Professional Photography Awards and 2016 Australian Professional Photography Awards and contributed to the 2016 Australian Professional Birth Photographer of the Year title.

Shot on Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm f2.8L at 24mm, 1/125, f 2.8, ISO 3200