My name is Querida (pronounced Kerida) but everyone calls me Q, my Mum started my nickname and it’s stuck with me. 🙂
The Vision comes from what happens the minute I start to get to know you and your family. What I picture for your session, changes as you share with me your personality and how you describe those you love. The colours, the props, the location I change them all to reflect who you really are. I love to hear your stories and I capture your unique personalities in my images.
For me, your photography session should be fun for everyone involved, we should be able to laugh and giggle and feel relaxed. That might mean that you get to chill out and surf the internet (or sometimes fall asleep) on the couch in a newborn session. It might be that we get to search for treasure and pirates at the beach with your toddler, or go shopping in my studio and serve Mrs Jones the groceries (I have no idea why it’s Mrs Jones, but that’s who my sister Jodie used to serve when we played shopping and it’s just stuck with me). I guess the point is, for me this is what I love doing, this is where I was always meant to be.
My knight in shining armour is my hubby Tony and he is the rock behind me, along with our blended family of 5 children. The little love of my life is Mack my black Scottish Terrier who comes with me wherever I go.
I’m a glass full type of person and love long beach walks, trekking through Kuitpo and you’ll quite often see Mack, Tony and I walking the Patawalonga looking for those gorgeous dolphins. My other loves are travel and food. Especially local food and restaurants, we are so lucky in SA and living in Glenelg to have such great restaurants and wineries close by.
My obsession with photography started when I was a travel agent and I started my Certificate IV in Photography to make sure I got the best shots in Antarctica. While studying, I assisted in a newborn and family shoot and I’ve never looked back, so much so that I’ve now won multiple international awards for the images I have taken for my clients.
I believe that life is short and so precious and every memory is worth capturing forever. I would love the opportunity to share a moment of time with you and your family and ensure you keep your memories alive for a lifetime.