Natural Lights Photography is a boutique photographic studio operating from the Blue Mountains, across Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle and the Hunter region. We believe photographing people in locations that have meaning for them and add something extra to the final result. It’s all about love; the love between parents and their children, a couple young or old, between a groom and his new bride on their wedding day and our love for capturing these priceless moments in time and creating a memory that will last forever.
Conceive, Create, Capture
Danielle Minett- M.Photog. AAP
I have been managing my studio for the last 12 years and have grown every step of the way.
With over 600 weddings, 1500 portraits, numerous events and over 50 National and International Photography Awards, I have always passionately captured moments preserved in time for so many in my community.
With a gift for allowing people to relax and feel comfortable in front of my camera, I posses a natural, candid and fun way of creating images which reflects who my clients really are. My passion is capturing your story, which is always showcased beautifully in my imagery.
I truly feel honored to share in these moments, glances, smiles and touches between a couple, a family or with a new born child that make all relationships special and unique. In my unobtrusive way I capture these honest and intimate times before they go by, creating unforgettable and stunning memories to cherish and keep as a testament to your love and life. With your ideas and my expertise, I capture real moments, inspired by life, created with passion.
For my fine art web site please visit – www.danielleminett.com.au
This site contains all my fine art photography, paintings, sculptures and digital art work as well as up coming exhibition information.
For art sale pieces as well as hand made candles, jewelry and home décor pieces, please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanielleMinettArtist?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Awards and Associations
Accredited Master Photography Member AIPP (M.Photog. AAP)
Accredited Member ABIA
Accredited Member WPPI
Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA) Finalist
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winner of GOLD Award at Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2014 Wedding
Winner of Silver Award at Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2014 Wedding
Nominated Telstra Women's Business Awards 2014
Nominated Australia Day Award 2013
Nominated Telstra Women's Business Awards 2013
Nominated Local Hero Awards 2013
Winner of 2x Silver Awards at Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2013 Illustrative
Winner of 1x Silver Award International Loupe Awards 2013 Illustrative
Winner of 3x Bronze Awards International Loupe Awards 2013 Illustrative
Winner of Silver Award at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International(WPPI) Awards 2012
Nominated for Telstra Woman's Business Awards 2012
Winner of 2x Silver Awards at Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2012 Wedding
Winner of 2x Silver at Creative Asia Awards 2012
Winner of 1x Bronze at Creative Asia Awards 2012
Finalist for Outstanding Specialised Business in Local Business Awards 2012
Finalist for Outstanding Business Person of the Year in Local Business Awards 2012
Shortlisted for Head On Portrait Prize 2011
Telstra Woman's Business Awards Nominee 2011
Winner of 2x Silver Award at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International(WPPI) Awards 2011
Winner of 2x Silver Awards at Australian Professional Photography Awards(APPA) 2011 Portrait Open
Winner 1x Silver International Loupe Awards Portrait
Winner 4 x Bronze Awards International Loupe Awards Portraits
Winner 1x Bronze Award International Loupe Awards Wedding
Winner of 2x Silver Awards at International Aperture Awards 2010 Wedding Open
Winner of Bronze Award at International Aperture Awards 2010 Portraits & People
Winner of Silver Award at Australian Professional Photography Awards(APPA) 2010 Portrait Open
Winner of Silver Award at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International(WPPI) Awards 2010
Winner of Silver Award at Australian Professional Photography Awards(APPA) 2009 Wedding Photojournalist
I shot my first wedding at age 18 and have never looked back. I have had the unique opportunity to be trained by the best and am constantly being pushed to be the very best I can.
My passion for photography is constantly growing and I am forever learning new skills to improve my work for my clients. I am dedicated and in love with my craft.
I shoot in a documentary style to maintain the integrity of the moment without intruding on the moment with my presence. My ability to relate to people and make the feel comfortable in front of the camera is important for creating beautiful images and capturing those moments in the most natural way.
Photography awards and achievements-
- Published photography in Gloucester Advocate 2010-2013
- International Loupe Awards
(Bronze 2012, Bronze x 2 2013, Bronze x 4 2014)
- Focus Awards
- AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
(Majoring in Photography)
BRUCE: has been filming weddings since 2004 and editing both his own and other videographers’ footage. The scenes of Preparations, Still Photography and other activities of the day are filmed in a “fly on the wall” fashion. We feel that being as unobtrusive as possible is the key to an accurate record of your day. Our intention is to create a natural, classic and candid approach to your wedding day.
If at all possible we use natural light, during the day, as it produces the best images. A camera light maybe used at the reception to provide a soft filtered light. This prevents images from becoming grainy and is used only where absolutely necessary. We use professional HD Cameras, and Final Cut Pro as our editing suite.
Bruce has filmed and edited commercial videos from many different industry types. Included are: Promotional events, Seminars, Role playing, Company meetings, Speeches, Talking heads and interviews, Award ceremonies, Demo videos, Exhibitions, Conferences, Public relations material, Employee communication, PR videos, Testimonial videos, Customer relations videos, H.R. videos for induction and Personnel development.