Ona is an award winning photographic artist based in the beautiful Blue Mountains, and available nationwide. 'Whisper.' is the wedding branch of her photography studio.

I shot my first wedding right here in the mountains, back in 2011...seven years of weddings this year! What started off as a handful of weddings a season has slowly turned into a lovely & rewarding job - I think it's amazing! I am so grateful - mostly for my beautiful clients who make working in this industry...not feel remotely like an 'industry' at all. I am ever mindful that these genuine souls invite me into their most intimate & heartfelt days.

I feel such genuine joy when I deliver images to my wonderful happy couples. I imagine them opening their parcel, flicking through the prints I've selected - it may sound like a cliche - with moist eyes, warm hearts. It really is a privilege to witness and document such an intimate event as a wedding. I am grateful that I am inspired to, and reminded of - LOVE - at it's simplest, and most complex...through my work.

When I'm not photographing lovers I keep myself busy creating a range of imagery, both commissioned and personal. I find it so satisfying to deliver photographic art to others...whether it be for their homes, a business, a couple in love, or a gallery wall. To be appreciated for ones work is a joy and blessing, sometimes I have to pinch myself that what I do is my job!

Ona ♡ xo

 
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BIO

EDUCATION

2012   Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Diploma of Photography

 

recognition

2016    Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist

2016    Silver Award APPA

2016    Silver Award AIPP NSW x 4

2015    Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist

2015    Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist

2014    Australias Top Emerging Photographers - finalist (Capture Mag)

2014    Head On Portrait Prize Finalist

2014    Silver w Distinction Award AIPP NSW

2014    Silver Award AIPP NSW x 3

2012    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2

2012    Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist

2012    ACMP Student Photographer of the Year

2012   AIPP APPA Australian Student Photographer of the Year

2012     AIPPNSW Student Photographer of the Year

2012    GOLD Award NSW AIPP

2012     Silver w Distinction Award APPA

2012   Silver Award APPAx 2

2012    Highest Scoring Folio - Nepean Arts & Design Centre

2011    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2

2011 Silver Award APPA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Uncovering Argentina - Platform Gallery, Katoomba

2017   The Language of Flower - a botanical prose - Lyttleton Stores, Lawson  

2017   Field Trip - BigCi - BILPIN

2015    Head On Portrait Prize - Museum of Sydney

2015    Reflex Shadow Screen - WEST Gallery, Hazelbrook.

2015    Head in the Clouds - site specific installation & Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2015    Presence - site specific installation, Woodford Academy

2014    Head On Portrait Prize - Paddington Reservoir Gardens

2014     Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery

2014     Shadow Weave - Dubbo Regional Art Gallery

2014    Collectors Edition #1 - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2014    Untethered - Coorah Contemporary Art Gallery

2013    Keepsake - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2013    Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery

2012    Head On Portrait Prize - Australian Centre of Photography

2012    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - NSW State Library

2012    Portrayal - Blue Gallery

2011    UnSeen - Vibewire

2010    Folio Exhibition - Nepean Arts & Design Centre

2010    Me Myself I - Nepean Arts & Design Centre