Meagan Hartley is a professional photographer based in Karratha, Western Australia
My name is Meagan and I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Karratha the North West of Western Australia. Wedding photography is my passion, I love photographing people in love. Likewise with my portrait work. I use the Beloved Photography technique developed by Jesh De Rox and it has inspired me far beyond what i'd imagined.
ON A PERSONAL LEVEL I owe all my success to my partner Broe. Without him Iā??m confident I wouldn't be where I am today. Honestly, Iā??m not even sure I would be shooting. He pushed me when I thought the world was telling me to move on from photography, to give up. He didn't let me give up, so for that I owe it all to him. Besides Broe, two other people have inspired me for different reasons. One is my good friend Kylianne Turton, with whom I lived with in Karratha, and the other would be Jesh De Rox. Early in Kylianne's career she went from nailing what she thought was her dream job to becoming borderline unemployed by following her dream in the fitness industry . Yet throughout it all, she never gave up and it is that determination and passion for what she believes in, which inspired me.
Jesh has inspired me greatly over the past few years. I've been to many of his workshops and his work continues to push me. I am in awe at the way he sees the world in front of him. Jesh of all photographers I know, makes me want to get better in my craft.
STAYING INSPIRED COMES FROM WITHIN. Iā??ve learned to shoot for me. I shoot what makes me happy and by being true to myself and shooting for me, Iā??m inspired to grow and continue to push forward.
THE THING I LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER is the ability to capture memories for future generations. It sounds so cliche, but I love the ability to freeze time. To show a couple what they really look like, as they hold each other in that moment of their lives. To show kids how crazy they actually are at their age. To take a picture that in years to come will bring me right back to that very moment when I pushed the shutter.
MY GOAL FOR 2015 IS TO TRAVEL MORE, to shoot outside of Karratha and the surrounding area. I have a love for travel and adventure and over the last little while I've been pursuing this more, putting it out there in the universe, and so far itā??s worked. With trips planned this year to Port Douglas, Exmouth, Coral Bay, Perth and the Gold Coast, 2015 will be the year of new adventures and new places for me. View More...
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