Talented, Award winning, Professional Gold Coast Portrait Photographer with a Passion for Capturing Life!
Hello, my name is Sheryn Ellis. I’m a mum of 3 pretty amazing kids, 14 year old twins, Lillian and Jack and 12 year old Cate. My children sometimes present me with my biggest challenges in life however they are by far my greatest joy.
I met my husband, Michael, in 1994 and we’ve already celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe I’m that old – I hope that’s what you were thinking! ha ha. My mantra for several years now has been hashtag “Do What Makes You Happy” and I must say that living with this mantra has changed my life. I encourage you to try it and see what happens!
I’m a self confessed nature lover (that’s a huge understatement). I love animals, the great out-doors as well as pottering around the garden on a quiet day at home. I’m not a crazy cat lady, instead I’m a crazy ‘chicken’ lady closely followed by being a crazy ‘guinea pig’ lady! My little menagerie of pets keeps the kids and I busy. It’s really important, to me, that I raise my children with animals as I believe it teaches them love, respect, compassion and responsibility. We are fortunate that we have a couple of acres of land so we are able to have a variety of animals.
I’d say my love of photography came about later in life through my desire to photograph the natural environment and record day to day life. This lead me to spend more and more time with a camera in my hands. Photography has taken over my life, in a good way, as I record real life, adventures and family, through daily images.
If you’re looking for someone who can really connect with you in order to capture your true personality, you’ve found the right person. I produce images that exude personality and emotion. I’m passionate about photographing children and recording all those funny, serious, happy, playful expressions that define who they really are. When I’m asked how do I get children to co-operate during a photography session, I always laugh as it’s hard to explain that having three of my own has certainly equipped me with a few ‘tricks’ for how to get what I want from them! I generally receive their full attention during a shoot and I believe my images showcase that connection I make with each person.
I’d love to capture your family as I see them, in a relaxed, fun, unique style that sets my images apart from other photographers.
I have an overwhelming desire to give back and in 2015 I joined Heartfelt as a volunteer photographer. I’ve assisted dozens of families to date and will continue to give the gift of photographic memories for as long as I am able to hold a camera.
In August 2015 through to late 2016 I photographed almost 100 WWII Veterans for the AIPP Reflections Project. This was an honor and a privilege to meet, photograph and record the Veterans who gave so much for our country.
I’m a portrait photographer by profession and for the pure love of capturing mood and emotion. Engaging expressions and raw energy draw you into my images.
I’ve received awards in both national and international photography competitions and I continue to create fresh, new work with competition standards in mind.
I am an accredited member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) as well as a PPAQ member (Professional Photographers Association Queensland).
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I am passionate about capturing life. Everyone’s life is unique and precious. I believe there is never a ‘right’ time to do anything, there is only ‘now’.
My family is my whole world, my drive and the reason that I strive to be all that I can be. I love nothing more than hanging out with the very people who keep me grounded in life.
Thank you for reading more about me, Sheryn Ellis Gold Coast Portrait Photographer.