Meet Scott

 

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Hey I’m Scott and thanks for checking out my work! So you’re after a photographer? I’ve been in those very shoes. I’m married myself and started a little family of my own.

My wife Jen and I have two little humans (so far) and spending time with them is the best thing in the world. Being a dad is so much fun, probably because most of the time I’m just a big kid myself.

Parenthood is the ultimate test. Hopefully we come out  the other side with kids who are confident, open-minded and ready to take on the world.

Not having the luxury of knowing I was going to be a photographer right out of school I’ve had to work hard to get to the position I’m in right now. When I realised that photography was my dream (late twenties) I already had a mortgage and tiny human number 1. Jen is very supportive and understanding but there was no way I could throw in my cushy job to have a crack at full time photography to see if it was a thing. I was the bread winner and I had to keep those loaves coming in while I honed my craft.

So I put my head down and worked more than one job for 4 years (having baby no.2 along the way) until the business was in a place where I could support my family with 100% photography funds. In 2014 I said goodbye to my comfortable corporate salary and after 14 years in the TV and Advertising industry I set out to fend for myself.

Now I’m living the dream and getting to spend time with great people on the happiest day of their lives. I’m so appreciative and feel pretty damn lucky to be part of their story and I’d love to be part of yours.

 

Meet My Family

 

Click on the image to see the faces that make it all worth it. They encourage and support me in everything that I do and whenever we’re apart I miss them like crazy.

 

Some Other Stuff

 

Lately I’ve been enjoying a bit of gardening (old man I know!). Now that I have an actual backyard one of my thumbs has turned green and I’m out the back getting my hands dirty building an awesome garden for the kids. My latest project is a nice big raised vegie garden. Hopefully in a few months we’ll be enjoying super fresh organic vegies all without the crazy supermarket prices. It’s also great opportunity to get the kids involved and who knows they might even be excited to eat vegies if they grew it themselves! It’s one small step in becoming a little more self-reliant.

Marriage equality. It just should be a thing. I hope the Aussie government changes the law soon so we can all move forward and people can marry whoever they like. We do live in the lucky country and that luck should be equal for everyone.

I’ve been thinking lately about climate change and how scary it is. I’m a big believer in that we need to start acting now so that future generations don’t suffer in the irreversible damage that their ancestors created. While we’re starting to see the beginning of it I won’t be alive to see the worst of it if we continue to trash the planet. My kids might be and it’s horrible to think what they might have to go through. As a parent it’s my job to show our kids that we as a family are trying to do what we can when we can for the environment so it just becomes the normal thing to do. After watching a program called War on Waste recently we’ve made some small changes at our place that include recycling soft plastics, using re-useable shopping bags, building a compost heaps for our green waste and using re-useable coffee cups. It’s only small stuff but it all helps. If there’s other stuff you’re doing around your home let me know about it!

 

 

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