As a Professional Perth Family Photographer I was completely thrilled that both of my images scored bronze in the 2020 rise international photography awards!

I hadn’t had time to properly prepare any images for these awards, but wanted to give it a go anyway because the feedback that I receive from the judges on any images entered is invaluable and a great tool for growing my style and improving my technical expertise.

I selected 2 of my favourite images and was thrilled to have received a bronze award for both images.  The calibre of photographers who entered this competition is absolutely astonishing so to have received Bronze alongside world renowned professionals was a real compliment!

Both of these images show the beautiful landscape of Perth and show how choosing the best locations can impact how your session turns out.  I truly believe in the value of having a Family Session done with a Professional Perth Family Photographer every year as your children grow up because this time is so incredibly precious and passes by so quickly!

 For more information take a look at my perth locations page to see some of my other favourite locations across Perth.  Information about Family SessionsMaternity Sessions and Newborn Sessions can be found on the individual page links, and look out for the blog on What to Wear if you are after some tips on preparing for your session.

For more inspiration, take a look at the winners in the 2020 Rise Photography International Awards here

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