About

Gemma Clarke - The Person and The Photographer

I am Gemma and I capture candid & fun moments for those wanting smaller relaxed weddings. When I am not at a wedding you can see me creating memories for families in their home. I love capturing my clients and their growing families.

 

I would say 90% of the people I photograph came to me with the same concern for their photos – “we don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera and just want more natural moments captured like on your website.”   It is my number one goal to help you relax and enjoy your day.  For me that will translate into the style of photos you see on my website.

 

I want who you are and your relationship with your loved ones to shine through. I want to capture the actual story of your day – from the little details, to the feeling of the atmosphere of your venue to all those moments that cannot be replaced.

 

I didn’t grow up thinking I would be a photographer. Photography found me through my love of people, connection and my naturally creative eye.

 

Your wedding is not just another wedding to me. Every couple has a different story, different personalities and different needs for their photos. After 13 years I still have the same level of enthusiasm (if not more) as when I first started – just read my reviews, it is all true! 😊

 

I am based in the lovely suburb of Picnic Point in Sydney.  I am a fully accredited photographer of AIPP – The Australian Institute of Professional Photography. I have a COVID-Safe plan and am registered with the NSW Government. Your safety is my priority. You can ask to see my plan here.

Other things about me and my business

 

    • I worked in Media/PR/Marketing and Events for charity organisations before going full-time with Gemma Clarke Photography.

 

    • I have won eight national and state AIPP Photographic Awards for my work on weddings, travel and lifestyle portraits. I have also won three local business awards. I know it sounds cheesy but the greatest reward is making others happy.

 

 

    • I love scarves, woollen blankets and Scandinavian design. I may get a little too excited about decorating for Christmas! I also love Nordic dramas.

 

    • Red and Yellow are my top favourite colours followed by deep pink, orange, blue, green, charcoal, purple…I could probably list them all – I love colour!

 

    • I have met the REAL DEAL Santa in Finland and he is awesome. I have been ice swimming twice and rally driving in the snow.

 

    • I have a Bachelor of Business with UTS majoring in Management and PR. I received a TAFE State Medal for Public Relations in 2005.

 

    • My husband and I were married on the day the doughnut was created – June 22.

 

    • I love animals! Our furbabies are our everything. I worked for RSPCA NSW for 5 years and it was such an amazing experience to help so many animals and people in the process.

 

    • I have photographed 27 International weddings including locations such as the Amalfi Coast, Zakynthos (Greek Island) and Northern Norway!

 

    • My husband’s dimples are my greatest weakness, then comes gingerbread ice-cream and Vietnamese and Thai food! And of course the furbabies.

 

    • At age 42 I started drinking coffee (Italian Nonnas got me hooked!) 😊.

 

    • When I travel, I love visiting little villages and finding unique experiences like connecting with artists and those who are passionate about what they do in their community. So far my most incredible experiences have been in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Finland. You can see two of my amazing experiences in the Umbrian village of Spello here and here.

 

    • In saying that, I love giving back to the community and creating connection among others through my photos. I have offered my services many times as ‘Pay it Forward’ projects to highlight amazing people and organisations when I have travelled in Europe and in my local community. You can see some of my projects in the Portraits and Travel section of my website.

I’d love to hear your story!

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