From the Heart
In 2015 I started regularly volunteering my time with the AIPP’s Reflection Project. My role was one of the 400+ photographers who would contact, meet and photograph WWII Veterans for the purpose of capturing their portraits to be displayed in a permanent exhibition at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The project will also be turned into a book. I travelled as far south as Sawtell, NSW and as far north as Ormeau, QLD and photographed just shy of 100 veterans. It was truly an honour to meet, photograph and record these men and women’s stories.
Somewhere along the way, I realised volunteering really made my heart sing and was a gift that I was willing and able to give on a regular basis.
I joined Heartfelt, an organisation who gives the gift of photographic memories to babies, children and adolescents who have passed away or are terminally ill. I’ve been a member of Heartfelt since November 2015 and to date have helped more than 55 families during some of the hardest moments of their life. It is truly an honour and a pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful charity.
My Freckle Project, is another venture I’m pouring my heart and soul into and I am extremely proud of how it’s coming together. To date every child in that project has been photographed free of charge and gifted their very own portrait to show them how amazing they are. You can read more about the Freckle Project here.