Thank you for visiting my website ... Allow me to tell you a little bit about me.
People often talk about how certain events led them to where they are today – I remember sitting in my Nan and Pop’s kitchen on my birthday at the tender age of 5 and my grandparents bought me my very first camera. It was hot pink and I loved it! It’s fair to say, from that moment on, I was hooked. Sadly they are not with us today to see how they (unbeknownst to them) set the wheels in motion for my career in Photography. Following a childhood with my trusty pink camera closely in tow, I received an early acceptance to study photography at James Cook University and then, as they say, the rest is history.
After time spent in Switzerland as a teenage exchange student, I was bitten hard by the travel bug so upon completion of my degree, I boarded a plane for London to commence a career photographing amazing people and places.
I was fortunate in obtaining employment as a travel photographer and then later, as a photographer in the luxury magazine publishing industry. I photographed the beauty of Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, the USA and northern Africa, meeting wonderful people who today still influence me in my quest for beautiful images. This was my apprenticeship into the world of photography - fine tuning my craft in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
In 2008 I returned home to Brisbane, Australia where I live with my husband and our two toddler boys. It was in 2008 that I commenced the next stage of my career, Brooke Shaw Photography. Each day brings something special and new – my passion for photography provides me with great excitement as each day brings a new venture, new people to meet, new stories to hear ... I feel incredibly fortunate to be working in a profession that I love and even with 15 years experience under my belt, I still get excited before a shoot.
If you have never had a Photoshoot before - do not worry! I will tell you exactly what to do - where to look, how to pose and even what to wear if you need me too. I will take care of everything while making sure you have a great time in the process! I can guarantee you will come away with photographs you will treasure for a life time. That is my promise to you.