a boy a girl and a photo booth

Whether it’s a beautiful wedding or even another special event like a birthday or engagement, there is SO much work that goes on behind the scenes and in the lead up to the event. And when the moment finally arrives to relax and enjoy, you definitely do, but it’s all over so fast.  That’s one big reason why I love photography so much. It helps us relive all the fun (and the result of our hard work!) again and again.  This cute couple had a beautiful engagement party. The event was styled by Michelle Hulse, and the home was transformed into a glamourous scene with no detail left untouched. From the classy atmosphere and decorations, to the delicious treats like champagne, gourmet desserts and a lolly bar, there was plenty of delights to be had.  Guests enjoyed more fun with a mock photo booth too and you can see more of that here. Congratulations to you both and all the best for the wedding plans xx

the love of family

Last weekend I photographed a beautiful family at a 90th birthday lunch. This pop’s grandaughter had organised me to come along and document the story of their pop’s special celebration.  A man who has definitely seen his share of life and no doubt has many stories of his own to tell.  It was an honour to be there with them all and see how much they adore him.  While his life long sweetheart sadly may not have been there by his side anymore, I’m sure she was smiling too.   What an achievement to reach this age and still have such a great smile across his face! It was a pleasure to meet him and his family. He looks pretty good for 90 too!

the traveller and the lemonade stall

There are two things that I love to capture – firstly there are the photojournalistic moments that are your story. Just you in the life that is your world, the every days and the special days. And the other is when you like to dream and play. To imagine something a little bit out of the ordinary. A little bit quirky. This shoot is a brother and sister. Their personalities at play. Just like kids do. They laughed and imagined within a fun little scene created for them. They were adorable.


An afternoon under the looming clouds. Story time on a cosy rug. Balloons and girly giggles. This delightful family are sharing moments that will build memories for their girls to look back on in years to come.  Just beautiful.

young love

This is a couples shoot. A guy and a girl. In love. They meet. They hide their love. They reveal their love. They tell it to the world. We had a lot of fun with a few extra props created by Jordan at Polka Dot Prints. I kinda wish I’d done something like this with my hubby when we first met many years ago. But now I can capture these moments for others. Yep. I’m having fun.

newborn goodness

I am currently on maternity leave spending time with this cute little bundle for three months. I’ll be back on board after June. The rest of the year is almost booked out but please email me if you would like to double check timing for this year or early next year.  Enjoy the winter season and remember to treasure the precious parts of life every day, wherever you are.

Get in touch

Hey there! Thank you for stopping by!

After more than a decade of capturing beautiful stories I have decided to close the photography chapter in my business and change directions into homes and building design. Not an easy choice, but with my youngest off to school I decided to finish up on a high and finished up Dec 2022.

The new world of construction, architecture and design is something I have always been interested in so it’s been on my mind for a few years and the timing was right. It’s a world filled with beautiful aspects, chasing the light, wonderful people and gorgeous spaces so it is a wonderful new path I am loving so far and brings a lot of photography skills into it! I also enjoy working with all the details and codes – a little different from the freedom of a creative field – but also a fun challenge I am up for!

I am SO very thankful to everyone who allowed me a glimpse into your lives. I will forever hold this season close to my heart and am so honoured and amazed at the stunning earth we live in and the people in it – we have so much to be thankful for all seasons xx

If you need to get in touch you can reach me via hello@wonderhaus.com.au.

All the best! Maddie xxx