A little about me...
My work has been described to me as feminine, dreamy, sensual, real, warm, earthy, free, authentic & emotive. From mothers I have been told I capture deep love, their exact mood, the exhaustion, the real moments, the warmth & sensitivity. At their sessions mothers have described feeling like they are in a dream, the time together with me being a breath of fresh air, a time to open up, to be present and connect, each minute helping them to feel comfortable behind the lens to let their love for each other shine through the images. I know my work is organic & honest and at each session we really get to know each other, we go on adventurous and form beautiful friendships.
I’ve had 20 years experience in the photography industry and 16 years of professional shooting. I started as a lab assistant printing film when I was 18, 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, eventually shooting there, I slowly started my own business during the year of 2006. I still freelanced for other photographers in this time, I was also in a partnership shooting weddings for 5 years. In 2017 I solely put my focus on my own business Emma Wand Photography capturing Maternity, Motherhood, Newborns, Families & Couples.
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’m always looking to get myself into nature in anyway I can. I’m super social catching up with friends every week over picnics, bush walks, beers or beach time!!
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.
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 of our life. Ben was in a touring band for over 10 years so we have seen 1000’s of bands together, endless festivals, tours up and down the East Coast, party after party, those were the days……..take me back. My fav moment would be being backstage at the Foo Fighters show where I got to stand 1 metre from Dave Grohl as he sang his heart out, I also got to chat to him on the phone!! I think my love for music came from my dad as every weekend he would blare 1960’s rock & roll from 9am onwards. A memory I will hold close forever.
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