I LOVE THE OUTDOORS
Hence why 90% of the photos I take are taken in a picturesque setting somewhere around the Surf Coast or elsewhere in the world. You're looking for a photographer who'd hike for hours to get to the perfect spot? That's me! I love travelling, so if you have a wedding outside of Australia and want your photographer to come along, look no further.
I AM A PERFECTIONIST
Getting the right shot is one thing. Editing it to where I want it to be another. I always charge the same price for my packages but sometimes I can get stuck with a photo or video for a long time as I can't stop before I've got the look right. Did I mention I am also crazy about researching everything?
I'm Mandana, a wedding, family and portrait photographer as well as a lifestyle videographer based in Torquay, the Surf Coast of Australia, but born in Germany. I live here with my beautiful family: Our little boy and my husband who loves yoga and making us good coffee out of our new mobile business venture "Little Things Big Things" which some of you might have already spotted at the Surf Coast Highway.
I USED TO BE A JOURNALIST
Back in the day (like 2009) I started my career as a journalist for a German TV production company doing all sorts of things but mainly writing, researching, directing, casting and editing. When I left Germany to go travelling to Australia I left everything behind and started out new with my technical know-how researching everything photography related. I spend day and night either working, taking photos, editing or learning about new techniques. I loved it so much, I suddenly knew what I was meant to be doing.
A FEW MORE BITS AND PIECES ABOUT ME:
I love fresh organic food!
Steiner education is a major priority in our family life (so much that my family would never move anywhere where there's no Steiner school)
We try to keep our ecological footprint as minimal as possible.
I always wear earthy colours
Travelling in a van is still my favourite way of getting around (though we don't have a van just yet)
I keep trying to give up coffee but I am not very successful at it!