Master ribbonThe Australian professional photography awards (APPAs) were held a few weeks ago in Melbourne. at Luna Park in Sydney.  As always I was totally blown away with the amazing images entered, watching all the amazing entries, viewing the winners upfront, is always highlight of my year!i

This year I was honoured to achieve my Master of Photography with the AIPP. Achieving your masters is a significant milestone within the AIPP and I’m excited to now have my very own “red” ribbon 🙂


Here are my entries and a little about what makes them special – in no particular order 🙂

For the awards this year I entered images that I really loved, the quirky style of images I love to create.  As always the making of these images was as much of a reward as the entering.

I love this images of Jayden and Sawyer, these boys live and breath their cars. They play for hours outside their garage with with the homemade ramp.  The cars lined up to the left, are the winners line.  I love the volumes this image speaks about their childhood.

WAPPA – Silver with distinction

boys straight 3

This image is of my Dad and his partner.  Like a lot of retiree’s they are traveling Australia in their caravan for months on end every year.  They stop in to visit when they are passing Perth and their total acceptance and reliance on their smart phones and tablets while “living the dream” struck me.

WAPPA – Silver with Distinction

GreyNomads-04-appa print


This almost needs no words.  My boy Zach, being an astronaut in our yard.  Complete with PJ onesie, lighting ugg boots, and welding mask helmet.  His fellow pre-primary mates are going to be astronauts when they grow up and  he’s pretty sure they will take him when they go to the moon.

WAPPA Silver with distinction

Zach 6-appa print


Another that almost needs no words.  7 year old Alivia lives and breaths the water in summer.  She has the mermaid fins, mask and snorkel and will swim as much as her Mum will allow.  Like a lot of little girls, she wonders what it would be like to be a real mermaid.

WAPPA Gold with distinction

APPA Silver

Mermaid 4