I feel very lucky to be a photographer.

I originally trained as a photojournalist, and I’ve travelled extensively throughout Australia documenting myriad lifestyles and environments. I much prefer being behind the lens than in front of it, so I take great pride in helping others who aren’t too keen on being photographed. I can honestly say that every day is different in my line of work!

My assignments have ranged from photographs of special things, like rare snails and exquisite jewellery; to special people from the Dalai Lama to the Queen. I’ve been under dam walls and in mine shafts as well as in hot air balloons and Bell Jet rangers. Clients have booked me to rally from Sydney to Darwin in 4 wheel drive vehicles and I’ve spent a couple of memorable weeks capturing images in the jungle in Northern Borneo.

Nikon is my equipment of choice. I have always used their 35mm gear, starting my working life with the trusty FM2. For medium format work, I used Mamiya 6×7 and square format Hasselblad cameras. I now have the latest mirrorless bodies and a range of Nikon lenses, a dedicated studio, and use a mobile studio when I travel.

I am known for my discretion; I am often engaged to photograph during sensitive or closed-door events and am always respectful of those I interact with. I have a broad, long-term client base in the National Capital and am the preferred photographer for many corporate and government bodies. I hold a security pass for Parliament House, Canberra, am familiar with most conferencing and event venues and enjoy excellent working relationships with others in the industry.

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I’ve been very fortunate to work with a range of wonderful clients: click through to see feedback from some of them.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ASIC)

ACT Corrective Services

ACT Legislative Assembly

Advertising Standards Bureau

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd

AeroPM

Airlines for Australia & New Zealand (A4ANZ)

Airservices Australia

Alzheimers Australia

Amnesty International

These photos are great! A huge congratulations and thank you from our entire team here at Amnesty.

 Emma Shiller

AMP Asset Management

Arrhythmia Alliance Australia

Asia Society

Athletics Australia

Austbrokers Holdings Ltd

Austrade

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Thank you very much for your calm and professional presence at our functions.

 Michelle Haskard

Australia China Business Council (ACBC)

Just a note to say the photos look fantastic! Thanks again for all your help.

 Jette Radley

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia New Zealand Screen Association

Australian Academy of Science

Australian Automobile Association (AAA)

Australian Bar Association (ABA)

Australian Border Force

The Commissioner was very appreciative of the shots taken of him.

 Matt Wardell

Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

Short note to say the pictures look fantastic. Thanks so much for your great work.

 Imogen Reid

Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF)

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI)

It was lovely to meet you and work with you today. You are very professional and made the process enjoyable and easy, thank you.

 Michael Griffin

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Australian Crime Commission (ACC)

Australian Doctor

Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Australian Federation of Aids Organisations

These are fantastic. Your work this morning was greatly appreciated. Our CEO and Deputy CEO could not commend you highly enough.

 Daniel Storer

Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)

Australian Gas Association (AGA)

Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO)

Australian Greenhouse Office

Australian Hearing

Australian Hotels Association (AHA)

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Your photos are being well received. One person said ‘I never look good in photos but I’m happy with this one’. You did a great job, thanks! Some of our senior executives look like movie stars. I’m going to stand in the queue next time for my photo!

 Tulip Penney

Australian Institute of Quality Surveyors (AIQS)

Australian Institute of Sport

Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Australian Logistics Council

Australian Made

Australian Maritime Safety authority (AMSA)

Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT)

You did such an outstanding job for us and were the best photographer we have ever had! I have also had many comments from colleagues about how fantastic you were.

 Heather Sommariva

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Australian National Audit Office

Australian National University (ANU)

Your photos are superb.

 Graham Farquhar

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Australian Nursing Council

Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Australian Pharmacy Council

Australian Red Cross

Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Australian Science Innovations

Australian Seafood Industry Council

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian Sports Commission

Australian Tax Office (ATO)

Australian Trucking Association

BAE Systems

Baulderstone Hornibrook

Bayer

You are the best in the House!

 Adrian Dolahenty

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Beyond Blue

You’re wonderful! Thanks so much for doing this for us at such short notice. It’s really appreciated.

 Claire Quinn

BHP Billiton

Blackie McDonald

Bob Jane T-Marts

Boral

Bovis Lend Lease

BP Solar

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Bruce Stadium

Bureau of Meteorology

Bureau of Rural SciencesBusiness Council of Australia (BCA)

Photos are sensational, management and in particular Jennifer are so happy with them! You bring a great skill and eye to our events.

 Rebecca Austin

Cable & Wireless Optus

Calvary Health Care

Campbell Page

How wonderful you were to work with. You’ve made the whole process very easy for us so thank you very much. The photos look beautiful and bright.

 Ella Driver

Camping World

Canadian High Commission

It was so nice to work with you again this year and I just finished looking at the wonderful photos you took… They are splendid and they do a lot to commemorate the event.

 Jennifer Sutton

Canberra Convention Bureau

Canberra Data Centres

You were an absolute delight and I really appreciate your time and the guidance you gave to everyone for their best photo.

 Susana Newman

Cancer Australia

Capital Pathology

Carmelite Monastery

Casino Canberra

Cattle Council

CEA Technologies

Centre of Economic Development in Australia (CEDA)

Thanks again for your usual stellar performance!

 Sharon Braun

Centrelink

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Charles Sturt University

Chemistry Australia

Many thanks again for your work on our National Launch a few weeks ago, and for the fabulous photos you captured for us.

 Krista Imberger

Chief Ministers Department

Child Support Agency

CISCO Systems

CIT Solutions

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Colliers Jardine

Comcare

WE are extremely pleased with the photos and the level of professionalism.

 Gretchen Irvine

Comcover

The photos are great and certainly capture the events of the day.

 Julianne Hyland

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Commonwealth Motors

Commonwealth Ombudsman

Complimentary Healthcare Council

Conference Coordinators

Conference Logistics

Conference Solutions

Construction Control

CorePak

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Country Energy

CountryLink

Cricket Australia

Thank you for the link and your work yesterday. The photos look great!

 Sebastian Kipman

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia

Crosby Textor

Crowne Plaza

CSIRO

You are thoroughly professional, and made what was not a natural process for me, an easy experience. I am very grateful.

 Angus Vickery

Cure for Life Foundation

Deafness Forum of Australia

Defence Housing Authority (DHA)

Defence Security Authority

Delegation of the European Commission

Deloitte Consulting

Dementia Australia

Department of Asian Relations

Department of Defence

A massive thank you for all that you do and capturing the D+I events again this year, the event pics are fantastic.

 Aaron Shearing

Department of Education and Training

Thanks for sending that link. Wow! We are really impressed with the photos, thank you.

 Sarah Swain

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

We received the photos for credentials yesterday. Thanks Irene they look fantastic. Louise Abbott and Can’t thank you enough for your efforts to support us and the Minister. As always, you were professional and charming last night. Such a great job to make the individual presentation shots slick.

 Mark Snowden

Department of Home Affairs

You are amazing! Thank you so much! It was an absolute pleasure working with you again.

 Kristy Strangman

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Photos are in and look fantastic as always, thank you so much Irene!! Working with you was fantastic as usual!

 Kaji Vivekananthan

Department of Justice Victoria

Diabetes Australia

Thanks for everything. The event was a huge success and I really appreciate your help and support.

 Liam Ferney

DIAGIO Australia

Distilled Spirits Industry Council of Australia (DSICA)

DPG Advisory Solutions

Electoral Education Centre

Elizabeth Broderick & Co.

Emergency Management Australia

Environment ACT

Ethical Strategies

European Australian Business Council

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Family Court

Federal Golf Club

Film Australia

Football Federation of Australia

Foxtel

Fujitsu Australia

GE International Inc

Geelong Football Club

Geelong Grammar

Godfrey Hirst

Goulburn Murray Water

Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

Griffith University

Group of Eight

Hardie Grant

Harvey World Travel

Health Insurance Commission

Heart Foundation

Helm Wines

Wonderful as always. Many thanks.

 Ken Helm

Hepatitis Australia

Hewatt Earthworks

High Court of Australia

Holcim

Housing Industry Association (HIA)

Photos were excellent, just what we were after- thanks for helping out at such short notice.

 Greg Weller

Hoyts

HSBC Bank

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Independent Property Management

Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA)

photos came out really well and were exactly what we wanted.

 Ruth Underwood

Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

Insurance Council of Australia (ICA)

IP Australia

We were really really pleased at how the photos turned out! Thank you so much, it was a pleasure working with you!

 Fiona Goggins

Isuzu

Jackson Wells Morris

Jaguar Australia

James Hardie

Jewellers Association

Joint House Department, Parliament House of Australia

JTEC Pty Ltd

King & Wood Mallesons

Thanks so very very much for the photos. They are teeeeeerrrrrific!!!

 Helen Weldon

Knight Frank

KPMG

Law Council of Australia

Lend Lease

Lennock

Liberal Party of Australia

LJ Hooker

Lowitja Institute

MacMillan Education

Macquarie University

Makita

Mallesons

Master Builders Australia

The images are excellent, as usual. We are pleased have such a fantastic record of the event, and grateful for the wonderful work you do.

 Sue Colman

Maunsell

McDonald Technologies

Meat & Livestock

Medibank Private

Medicines Australia

Melbourne Institute

Melbourne University Publishing

Menzies Research Centre

thanks for your excellent photography at The Forgotten People Gala Dinner. Outstanding pics.

 Nick Cater

Microsoft

Photos were fantastic, right on the money. Thank you.

 David Masters

Minerals Council

MinterEllison

all turned out fantastically, and stoked with the group shots. Thanks again for your time and assistance with these.

 David Bennett

Mirvac

Monash University

Monsanto

Morgan Stockbroking

Morris Walker

Irene – the photos are just fantastic! Thank you. Kristen Zotti and Creative, innovative, service and client focussed. Irene has worked with Morris Walker for nearly 15 years and delivers exceptional outcomes for every project, on brief, on time and on budget.

 Danielle Morris

MSS Security

MTAA Super

I just want to send a huge thank you for being so fantastic to work with and producing such quality work.

 Bridie Milne

Multiplex

Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

Murrays Australia

Musica Viva

MXA Consulting

NAB

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

National Australia Day Council

National Convention Centre (NCC)

We are eternally grateful that your schedule was juggled to manage our short lead in request. Look forward to seeing your magic.

 Carla Huetter

National Farmers Federation (NFF)

National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)

National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC)

Thank you so much Irene for sending these through so quickly – you’re the best – love working with you.

 Carly Taylor

National Library of Australia

National Museum of Australia

National Press Club

National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA)

National Skills Commission

National Stroke Foundation

Netball Australia

NRMA

Open Universities Australia

Optometry Australia

Oracle Systems

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Oxfam

P&O

Palliative Care Australia

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

Philanthropy Australia

It was great working with you, I loved your sense of humour – I felt like I’d known you forever!

 Ruth Heenan

Phillips Fox

Plant Health

Thank you for all you attention to detail. Great selection of portraits of our CEO as well.

 Louise Radloff

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Property Council

Qantas

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)

Restaurant & Catering Australia

We always love having you at our events

 Fee Tufevski

Richard Ellis

Rio Tinto

Roads & Traffic Authority (RTA)

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Thanks again to Irene for her work on the day – her professional conduct and ability to anticipate our needs made her an absolute pleasure to work with, and the photos themselves are great!

 Renata Houen

Royal Life Saving Society

That’s fantastic news that you are available. We love working with you.

 Monique Sharp

SBS

I wanted to thank you for capturing our Showcase event at Parliament House last week, and particularly for getting the priority image files across to us so quickly.

 Marina Saggers

Screen Australia

Screen Sound

Shell

Show Pony Events

Client was wrapped (sic) with the photos, thanks again for your excellent service every step of the way – a pleasure to work with you.

 Rebecca Moorby

Singapore Airlines

Sky News

Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority

Sony Australia

St George

St John’s Ambulance

Stoke foundation

Suicide Prevention

Sun Micro

Sydney Water

Telstra

Thales

The Big Issue

The CEO Magazine

The Endeavour Consulting Group

Thank you, the photos looks great. You did a terrific job last night.

 Belinda Selems

The Kid’s Cancer Project

The Office of the Governor General of Australia

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Thiess Contractors

Toll Transitions

Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF)

Thanks again Irene, a pleasure working with you.

 Bonnie Grebert

Trends Publishing

Triathlon Australia

United States Study Centre (USSC)

Thank you so much for accommodating us at such short notice at the last two events. The photos are fantastic.

 Janine Pinto

Universal Magazines

Universities Australia

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney

University of Western Australia

Vision 2020

We were really appreciative of your hard work and flexibility on the night- the photos were fabulous and thank you for doing such a great job.

 Rachel Chan

Weekend Australian

Westpac

Woolworths

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