Hello! My name is Marie and I am the grateful owner of this amazing business. My best title though is being called mum to my beautiful girls Millie and Lucia and together with my husband Andrew and dog Freddie, we live a simple and happy life nestled within nature up in the north shore.
Ever since I was a child I had an obsession for creating handmade gifts for my loved ones, so naturally when I discovered my passion for photography and ceramics at uni my dream was to create a business that I could one day call my own.
At the age of 19, I began as a freelance family photographer travelling to homes all around Sydney. As demand grew I opened my first studio in Leichhardt in 2007 and in April 2018 moved to a beautiful space in Lane Cove.
In 2009 I decided to create a product that did not exist on the market which combined my 2 loves, photography and handmade ceramics. “Baby Imprints” was a huge leap of faith but the concept was hugely successful and led us to winning our first small business award for best specialised business in 2010.
Since the beginning I always had a strong sense of giving back to the community as our customers were and still are the reason for our success, so we would run annual charity fundraisers. By 2016 we had donated over $25k to various charities but I wanted to do something extra special to celebrate our 10th year of business the following year. In 2017 I took a 12 month sabbatical to create an artwork made of heart imprints for one of my favourite charities “Love Your Sister”. The artwork named “Connie’s Heart” is a permanent feature at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and most importantly raised $111,000 towards breast cancer research. Other than getting married and having my two beautiful girls this was one of the most memorable moments of my life as it reinforced my belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
So I guess you can say I’m not your stock standard photographer, the brand we have created is one of originality but of heart as well. I have so much love for what I do, the people I meet and work with, and my business allows me to have wings to use my energy and skills to helping the wider community while still doing what I love.
I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and your family one day and I thank you for taking the time to browse through our beautiful collection of work.
Lots of Love,