2017 || The Beginning

So, I close
my eyes
to old ends
and open
my heart to
— Nick Frederickson

I had been practicing for this moment my whole life.  It is what I have always wanted, even as a small child.  I just had to meander along the way.  

In 2017 I took the leap into professional photography, I took on the scared task of recording other people's memories.  For me, this was a daunting task.  Some will tell you they are just photos, it's not brain surgery and they wouldn't be wrong.  However, when memories get lost and people leave those simple snapshots take on a totally different meaning.  One thing is for certain, you will NEVER get this day back again.  So, I take my role as photographer pretty seriously.  

I got to meet the most heartwarming people, the kind that leave you feeling powerful, divine and inspired.    I got to hang out with old friends and see them and their existence in a totally different light.  These families and couples may have commissioned me but I was able to gain so much from them, that it hardly feels like a job and more of a calling.


Meer words hardly seem enough but to all those I photographed in 2017 - thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.  You will never know how much your support and moving reviews mean to me, your trust in my vision is beyond words.


I can't wait to capture more of the tenderness, joy, and affection that I witnessed last year, in 2018.  I am constantly stirred by the raw emotion and real moments that I am privileged to be apart of during a session.  I have compiled a few of my favourites from last year, have a look for yourself and be prepared to be in awe of these wondrous people.


(For my personal favourite photos from 2017 look here)

We absolutely love the results and highly recommend the experience!! Kids grow up so fast and it is so wonderful to have memories, captured with such skill and beauty, of us being us together
Definition of Camilla: A goddess in front of and behind the lens.
Thank you for such beautiful photos Camilla. You have captured an essence that is rare an often intangible. You patience and good humour were greatly appreciated
Brilliant experience! Great with the kids and capturing them at their best- in play! Looking forward to the next shoot
Camilla is amazing, her images speak for themselves. Her unique style has provided us with the most amazing memories to cherish forever. Camilla made us feel comfortable, was amazing with our three boys, even my husband felt comfortable getting his photo taken.
Camilla is a truly talented artist, her work is creative and she’s a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough. We are beyond thrilled with our photos, and we will treasure them as the beautiful works of art that they are for years to come.

Camilla French is a lifestyle and landscape photographer based in North Queensland.  Camilla travels regularly and would love to meet you on one of her journeys or make a special trip just for that reason.  If you want magical, real photos that ignore the perfect and capture your imperfect, cherished reality - get in touch so she can make that happen. x

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