Thanks for stopping by! My name is Cilla and I'm an Adelaide-based photographer specialising in portrait photography. Life is too special to simply rely on our memories to treasure special moments and that’s exactly why I love photography. It not only preserves memories with those you love the most, but creates new ones! New opportunities to focus on what really matters, to enjoy being in the moment. Whether it’s a wedding, engagement, family, maternity or newborn session, it’s my joy to share the story of your lives.
Photography has always been part of my life, but the moment I fell in love with it was during a family holiday in Queensland. I borrowed my mum’s DSLR and zoom lens and discovered depth of field (for the non-photographers out there, that’s the beautiful blurry background you get in images that makes the subject stand out!) Love at first sight was definitely true in this instance, and Mum then had to compete for the use of her camera until I finally got my own DSLR the year I graduated high school. My journey in photography started there and has continued over the past 5 years and since then I haven't stopped trying to make the most of every opportunity to create beautiful images and creatively document the things around me. I’m amazed by all the wonderful people I get to meet. I love discovering their stories and creating beautiful memories for them to treasure forever. I guess you could say photography is more a passion to me than a job. Those times during family photoshoots when someone cracks a joke and everyone dissolves into fits of giggles, when a golden ray of sunshine peeks behind the trees and frames the newly engaged couple with light, when a sleepy newborn wakes up and looks at me with those beautiful big eyes, these are the moments I live for and it’s my privilege to be able to capture those moments to share them with you!
I like to keep things simple during sessions. For me, photography is all about having fun as we create beautiful memories. Not to making everything look perfect, but to bring out unique personalities and to capture the natural interactions, little moments and love between couples, friends and family members.
Aside from photography my loves in life include my wonderful (American) fiancé Matt, my parents and 3 beautiful sisters, food in all shapes and sizes (but most of all the peanut-butter-ice-cream kind), sunlight, music, art (especially watercolour!) and most of all God who has given us an amazing hope in Jesus and the promise of a future Kingdom here on earth!
I’d love to connect with you and have the honour of telling your story. Feel free to head over to my facebook or instagram pages to check out more of my work.
Hope you have a sunshiney day!