MEET THE TEAM
Let me introduce to you the faces behind Heather Burberry Portraits! The truth is that without just one of these ladies, this small business of mine wouldn’t be what it is. With the majority of our clients being camera shy, we each play our part in helping them to relax and have a fun and enjoyable experience with us.
ashlee - hair & make up artist
You know those people in life who you feel you’ve known forever the instant you meet them? You just hit it off immediately. Well that was Ash. I knew the minute we met that I’d found the perfect fit for our team and let me tell you, the search for the right Make Up Artist had been loooong! Having qualified with a Diploma of Entertainment Make Up in 2003, Ash is not only an incredible artist but also one of life’s beautiful souls. I adore her love of vintage clothes and quirky earrings, never knowing what she’ll be wearing when I open the door but knowing that it will be fabulous and full of character. With her laid back attitude and fabulous sense of humour, Ash will have you chilling out in no time!
heather (ME!) - photographer
OK, I could tell you the boring things about myself like how long I’ve been a photographer (since 2012); what genres I’ve photographed in the past (predominantly newborns) and my favourite things in life (my family, my cat, the beach and all things chocolatey) but what I want to tell you is this. My truth - I hate being photographed. Ash assures me this is common among photographers - the irony of what we do. But what it means is that I totally understand where our clients are coming from when they say they’re more comfortable behind a camera; something I hear from the majority of women at their consult though you’d never know from the photos on our site, right?! My aim is to make you feel beautiful no matter your age, shape or size. To make you feel comfortable in front of the lens. To bring out the beauty, essence and confidence that is within you. That’s why I love what I do and why I’m passionate about doing it.
vicki - studio assistant
Before Heather Burberry Portraits, there was Heather and Vicki - school mums and friends. Employing friends is often frowned upon but for us it works perfectly and has done since my newborn photography days. A former ambassador at The Mater Hospital, Vicki is a people person and shines at our shoots. Not only is she amazing at helping clients relax, she’s also indispensable to me - fixing hair, adjusting clothes, propping up faux walls, holding reflectors and zooshing hair with our hairdryer. She makes my life easier during a shoot and for that reason I love her all the more! Vicki’s also on hand for those of you wanting a Wardrobe Consult ahead of your shoot. See? Indespensible!