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About Me…

About Me - Shelley Mills Photography

Photo credit: Kasey Funnell Photography

“I believe in the power of story and that our lives should be tales worth telling…” ~ Jeff Goins

Hi…. I’m Shelley! And I’d love to tell your story….

I’m an on-location natural light, lifestyle photographer.  Which basically means….I shoot in whatever light is available & I don’t use a flash. Lifestyle photography is all about capturing you just doing your thing…. it’s basically me being a fly on the wall, with minimal direction, while making sure that you’re in the best light possible……no posing, no looking at the camera, and no “smile” or “say cheese”….

I specialise in families (incl. newborns & children), couples and women’s portraiture…. I really love natural expressions & interactions…..the ones that just happen when you relax & have fun…..those in-between moments….. the ones that make you feel something every time you look at them…..

I LOVE to shoot in people’s homes….. YES, I come to you!! Especially when the weather is super cold……perfect excuse for some snuggly winter photos…all you need to do is get yourselves ready & relax in the comfort of your own home….

ShelleyMillsPhotography_AboutMePhoto credit: Kasey Funnell Photography

So….a little about me….in case you were wondering……(if not, feel free to skip this bit & just check out my photos!):

  • I’m a mama of two (who were my main inspiration for starting this photography journey)…..
  • The glass is ALWAYS half full!  Haha……not literally…..well, maybe sometimes….
  • I love everything Italian….the food, the coffee, the culture, the language, the lifestyle….but most importantly….the man (my husband…of course!!)
  • I’m kind of obsessed with quotes….particularly inspirational ones….you’ll often find me quoting other people’s fabulous quotes on lots of my photographs….(who doesn’t need a little bit of inspiration sometimes)…..?
  • I love dogs…I’m a volunteer photographer for ACT Labrador Rescue and get to photograph their gorgeous rescue dogs that are ready to find their forever homes after being so lovingly cared for by amazing carers….. It’s so hard not to take them all home with me though….
  • You’re only as old as you feel…..which makes me reeeaaaallly young!!
  • The beach is my happy place…..
  • I need exercise to stay sane….whether it’s at the gym doing Les Mills classes….. or trudging up the local mountain with friends…..the pain is totally worth it once you finally reach the top…..I promise!
  • I love a good catch up with friends for coffee or lunch…..but never seem to be able to do it as often as I’d like….
  • I have a bit of an obsession with scarves & boots…..
  • and music……I’ll listen to almost anything…..As long as it has a good beat & I can boogie along….! I’ll often think I can sing too…..until I turn the music down….!!  And I’m always up for a Just Dance dance-off with the kids!

My main aim with every photo session is just for everyone to have FUN!  I want you to forget that I’m there…..to just be yourselves & let me capture you as you are now…..I want you to be able to look back & remember how much fun you were having at this moment in time….how loved you were…..and to all the mum’s out there….how beautiful you were right now….even when you don’t think you are & don’t want to be in the photos….!! You’ll thank me for it later…. promise!

So enough about me……if you’d like to know more…..or you’d like to discuss your own photo session…. I’d love to hear from you! Just click on that “Contact” button at the top of the page or send me an email!!

Shelley
xox

 ”If you don’t think photo’s are important…..wait until they are all you have left….!” ~ Missy Mwac