My Story

Thank you for stopping by, I’m so happy that you are here! My name is Nerissa, and I am an Accredited Professional Photographer of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) based in the Hills District, Sydney. I specialise in couples, maternity, newborn, children and family photography.

My love for photography began in my late teenage years when I was gifted my first camera from my dad – a Minolta x-700, 35mm film camera and have fond memories of developing film in a makeshift darkroom in our garage. Ever since I have been using photography as a way of creatively expressing myself.

Another significant event in my life that led me to photography was when I was a small child, my four-month-old baby sister passed away suddenly. Altogether, we have less than ten photos of her with our family.

Unfortunately, back in the early 70s, film photography was expensive and sadly, my sister was only with us for a short time. As you can imagine, the few photos that we do have of her are incredibly precious to me and my parents. These two moments in my life have shaped the person I am today. Not only has it driven my passion for photography, but it has allowed me to explore the art of visual storytelling for families, newborns, babies, children and couples.

Before we work together, I would love to hear all about you and your family. I want you to feel completely comfortable with me. Ultimately, I want to give you images and memories that will hold deep sentimental value to you for years to come.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

Proud Member of the Australia Institute of Professional Photographers since 2017