Hi, I'm Mandii (that's me in those photos and in that video below)
I grew up on a small dairy farm in a big family, in a little place called Ravensbourne. I love having the grass between my toes and the sun on my face. I am covered in freckles and more recently wrinkles. I met my husband while doing my Honours year in B App Science in another little place called Gatton. We both liked sharks, and I thought he was cute. I still think he's cute (despite his beard- it seems to have taken on an identity of it's own), and now he makes me a hot chocolate every night. How lucky am I? We have two gorgeous children, a boy and a girl. They are my whole world and the reason I work so hard.
I love bright colours, gardening, sunflowers, polka dots, old things, new things and big colourful necklaces. I fall down but always get back up again, and I sometimes snort when I laugh and cry at sessions. Thankfully not at the same time.
I love to tell stories and capture emotion with my photography. This will influence your shoot. I love nose crinkles, belly laughs, small details and quiet moments. I won't be looking for cheese, and I certainly won't make you say it. I love the chance to show you how perfect your family is, just the way you are.
Whilst I use some posing, I avoid being too formal. I really like us to all have fun during your session. I often come home with grass in my hair, dirt in my pockets and a sparkle in my eye. And that is exactly how I want you to feel as well.
If you are looking for a family photographer in Brisbane and surrounds I'd love to hear from you! I have more than 7 years experience photographing families and was recently a finalist in the Find a Photographer Client Experience Awards. I was also awarded this year in the Rise International Photography Awards and my work has been featured on various Instagram platforms including Dearest Viewfinder, Camera Mama, The Family Collective and Candid Childhood. Take a look behind the scenes below.