The tears of a Bride, the cheeky grin of a small child, the joy of victory (to name but a few), to photograph of these events is to capture a moment in time.
I love to capture these moments for you to treasure and share.
I am a qualified professional photographer with 2 years training as a Commercial photographer. Whilst training, I received the highest marks in both years, and in my final year won best overall portfolio and best image.
I am a member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) members of which must maintain a high standard.
Photography has given me many wonderful moments opportunities. The most amazing one of which has been to work in Africa.
I now work in Africa on a regular basis, photographing the wonderful people and animals in this incredible country.
Each year a selection of my favourite images are available as fine art prints, as well as a general print selection.
Click on the "How to order a poster" link, details will download as a PDF
I also offer Safari's to Tanzania and Kenya.
My tours generally begin in Arusha, Tanzania. We spend some of the tour staying at "The school of St Jude", where you will be given the opportunity to visit the home of an African family, explore local markets and spend the day at a genuine Maasai village. I am able to offer many other unique experiences not offered by the large Safari Tours. Each Safari is different, but almost all involve time in the magnificent Serengeti and the UNESCO listed Ngorongoro Crater (there are also many other parks available). You may wish to end your trip on the Island of Zanzibar, with its crystal clear waters and abundant seafood. Zanzibar has a rich history, being the historic trade centre of the slave trade. It is also a lovely relaxing way to end your trip, generally this is optional.
Arusha is located within view of Mt Meru (Africa's 2nd highest mountain) and Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and a world famous climbing destination.
My Safari's small group tours, with an emphasis on culture and photography. Please contact me if you wish to join me on a tour.
My safari's are small group bespoke safaris, without the inflexibility and cost of the big travel companies. I am able to offer genuine cultural experiences, not offered by the big companies. I have a great relationship with my safari company, and book directly in Africa so there is no added costs. You can be sure that your vehicle and driver are some of the best on offer.
We stay within the grounds of the amazing School of St Judes' in Arusha, Tanzania, this is the home base for all of my safaris. Arusha is the starting point for those wishing to climb Kilimanjaro and the gateway to the magnificent Serengeti National Park. Tanzania has a number of parks well worth a visit, each with its own unique appeal.
Serengeti offers the world largest animal migration on its wide open plains. It is worth well worth a visit at other times of the year. February offers the calf drop of the Zebra and Wildebeest.
Tarangerie has a huge number of elephant herds, and is a very pretty park. It is a great park to visit for a couple of nights before heading across to Serengeti.
Lake Natron is home to almost 2 million flamingos during the breeding season, and home of Ol Doinyo Lengai, the worlds only active volcano where you can trek down to the lava.
Not to mention Selous and Ruaha in the south of Tanzania. These more isolated parks have an abundance of wildlife, without the crowds of the Serengeti, and are well worth consideration.
Whilst in Arusha, you will have the opportunity to visit the home of a Tanzanian family, perhaps you would like to attend a colourful church service (vibrant and lots of fun), haggle for a goat to donate to a genuine Maasai village, check out the beading at the Maasai Craft Market or take a tour of the organic coffee farms. There is so much to see that I cannot list it all. For those who are community minded Plaster House and Neema Village Orphanage, are fabulous facilities and well worth the time to visit.
Plaster House is a free Medical Clinic which specialises in straightening the legs of children with Club Foot, correcting cleft palate and dealing with burns victims. Neema Village is a small private Orphanage which offers care and education to its young residents.
Check out the safari's on offer or contact me. I am happy to discuss where and when you might like to visit, and offer advice. Pricing on safari's vary greatly depending upon the time of year, number of days, level of luxury and group sizes. But, my aim is to keep costings down, and compared to other Safari's I have compares with, my Safaris very affordable.
You may wish a safari for only 2, be happy to share with others, perhaps you would like me to join you and enjoy photography tips for the entire trip. The choice is yours. You can camp with your own cook and driver, stay in permanent tented camps or Lodge it, Lodges are basic or luxury depending on your preference and budget.
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