A little about me...

I’m a lifestyle photographer who loves to capture raw moments of people living in the moment.

I’ve had more than 16 years experience in the photography industry and over 12 years of professional shooting. I started as a lab assistant printing film, there was no digital at all. Here I learnt the art of colour, bought my first film camera and began by photography journey. After this I studied photography for 2 years, worked at a boutique photography studio in Balmain Sydney for 5 years where I looked after post production in the digital world and then slowly started my own business.

This profession has taken me across the wide lands of Australia. The travel has seen my creativity flourish year after year. Along the way I’ve been lucky enough to meet a huge variety of creative, kind and memorable people and hear their stories as I capture them.

Each photographic adventure has strengthened my love of the beauty within places and the individuality of people.

EMMA WAND PHOTOGRAPHY

Let's get personal...

Sometimes knowing more about a photographer can make you feel like you are spending an ordinary day with an old friend, rather than engaged in a staged photo session with a stranger.
So…here are some everyday details I’d like to share with you.

 

I’m married to my best friend, Benny K. We live in a red brick 1960’s unit in the southern beaches of Sydney with our Frenchie Betty. The ocean feeds our souls. Nothing beats being bare foot on the sand, relishing in the moment we can dive underwater or float weightlessly on our backs. Somedays I seriously feel like I live on a little island in the middle of nowhere. I’m always extremely grateful I live 1 min walk to the big blue sea.
I bush walk with friends and I’m always looking to get myself into nature in anyway I can. I have a hungry appetite for travel. Every year I get myself to a new destination and explore different landscapes, ways of living and culture.
I’m also a yoga teacher and student. I have studied over 400 hours in Yoga foundations, Vinyasa, Yin and Pre & Post Natal. I teach beach yoga Spring – Summer at Shelly Beach for Cronulla Bootcamp and run a yearly yoga & fitness destination retreat with them.
My favourite food would have to be peanut butter. If my hubby buys a jar it’s all gone within the week before he even gets any.
I’m a sucker for red wine on the couch watching a classic 1990’s movie with my man or beers at the beach as the sunsets with my mates. It’s all about balance, right?!
Going to see bands play at grungy bars keeps me young at heart. Some of my fav bands are Nirvana, Descendents, Face to Face, Dope Lemon, Queens of the Stone Age and the list goes on and on. Often Ben and I will be home blaring music, singing as we dance around our loungeroom. Music is a huge love in my life.
I find I super hard to write about myself so I asked my hubby to tell you a bit more about me, so here you go.
– She is bubbly and positive (I can call her Bubbles)
– Way too loud and energetic in the early mornings
– Chocolate is never safe in the house
– Messiest cook in the world
– She’s vegetarian so I love she never asked for a bite
– She’s is my favourite girl in the world…..and Betty