Photos by Renee SmithThirty-something years ago I discovered my mum's Kodak film camera and had a great time snapping photos of the footpath, our family dog Maxine, blurry trees and the flywire door… Not sure if mum was totally thrilled with the resulting prints, but it marked the beginning of my greatest passion...
Later in life I studied fine arts and took a photography unit, where my love of photography started to grow into what it is today – me forever with a camera in my hand, snapping away at everything. My main interests are portraits, macro and lifestyle shots.
My photography has gotten me through hard times - I went through a severe case of postnatal depression after my son was born, and taking my camera out gave me something else to focus on (pun intended). Unfortunately I have very little memory of my son as a baby, so capturing memories of him now is one of my greatest joys, and I love to help other parents capture moments of their beloveds too.
If you'd like to see more of my work please check me out on facebook or flickr.