ABOUT

the photographer | image creation | storytelling

The photographer

Where I live and work

I am based in the gorgeous Margaret River region of Western Australia. This is a region known for its towering forests and majestic rolling vineyards, fringed by a beautiful and wild coastline which is a constant source of inspiration.

In the past few years I have developed a special love of sports and aerial photography, as well as documenting events and showcasing some of the amazing wineries in the area I live.

I work mainly in the South West of Australia, but often take on projects around Western Australia and all over the world!

Gear & Qualifications

I  photograph with Canon full frame cameras and a range of Canon lenses – 70-200mm f2.8, 16-35mm f 2.8, 28-70mm f 2.8, 100mm f2.8 Macro, 85mm f1.2mm.

Aerial photography and video are captured with a DJI Mavic 3, and I hold a remote pilot licence (RePL) issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

What can I do for you?

I am a visual storyteller and would love to collaborate with you to create the very best images for your event, location or project.

I often incorporate the landscape and surroundings into my sports, portraits and commercial photography. And, whenever possible, I like to add an emotional element into my pictures. Be it a child’s cheeky smile, a little tear of joy as an athlete or competitor crosses the finish line, or a sight of relief at the end of an endurance event. I feel my mission is accomplished when I manage to capture the raw emotion in a picture, and extract that fleeting magical moment that enables one single image to reveal a complex story.

I am truly passionate about what I do, and look forward to creating something new at every photography project and assignment I undertake.

I would love to chat with you about your ideas, event or project and to create images that will help bring your vision to life. If you think I can help, please get in touch.

Awards

2024   Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards – Professional Category – Shortlisted
2023   Ocean Adventure Photographer Of The Year –  Finalist
2023   World Sports Photography Awards – 2nd Place – Category: Other Sports
2023   World Sports Photography Awards – Finalist – Category: Venues & Views
2023   World Sports Photography Awards – Finalist – Category: Urban & Extreme
2023   The Epson International Pano Awards – Landscapes Category – Gold Award
2023   The Epson International Pano Awards – Landscapes Category – Bronze Award
2023   Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards – Professional Category – Finalist
2022   World Sports Photography Awards – Finalist – Category: Cycling
2021   Women in Sport Photo Action Awards – Professional Category – Top 10 Images
2020   International Landscape Photographer of the Year – Top 101 Photographs of the Year
2019   Mark Gunther Photographer of the Year Awards – 10th Place
2018   The Epson International Pano Awards – Landscapes Category – Bronze Award
2015   The Epson International Pano Awards – Landscapes Category – Silver Award
2014   International Loupe Awards – People and Portrait Category – Bronze Award
2014   International Loupe Awards – Landscape Category – Silver Award
2013   International Loupe Awards – People and Portrait Category – Bronze Award
2013   International Loupe Awards – Illustrative Category – Silver Award
2013   International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
2012   International Loupe Awards – Science & Nature Category – Bronze Award
2012   International Loupe Awards – Illustrative Category – Bronze Award
2012   International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
2012   WAPF Convention Photo Competition – 2nd Place
2011   Photograph of the Year/Better Photography – Silver Award
2010   International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention
2010   Digital Photo Competition – Bronze Award

Exhibitions

2024   Ocean Photographer of The Year, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
2023   Mark Gunter Photo Awards Exhibition, Rouleur Live, London
2023   Visual Stories, Margaret River Heart, Western Australia
2022   Art in The Garden, Arts Margaret River, Margaret River
2021   ‘Incidental Art’, Head On Photo Festival, Margaret River Heart, Margaret River
2021   MRIS Art Auction, Margaret River Heart, Margaret River
2020   MRIS Art Auction, Margaret River Heart, Margaret River
2019   Arts Margaret River Art Exhibition, Margaret River Cultural Centre
2015   Margaret River Open Studios, Margaret River, Western Australia
2013  Cambodia’, Cocoon Gallery, Margaret River, Western Australia

Have you got a project?

What clients have to say

“Thanks so much, Daniela! These photos are just magnificent. I’m feeling emotional looking through them!”
“I’ve just looked at your amazing images. I can’t tell you how lovely they are and, in a strange way, how proud it makes me feel. You’ve captured the joy, difficulty and exhilaration of the day so well. Thank you. ”
"Thank you Daniela for your outstanding photography. It’s an art form and you have wowed all of us with your recording of our memorable event."
“Such a powerful capturing of the day." "Those underwater photos are amazing... such a cool capturing of the fusion of swim & run.”
"From the initial introductions, right until it was a wrap, Daniela was a delight to work with. She was always calm and focused amongst our at times, loud banter, and outfit and location changes. She offered direction when required and sat back and snapped away, capturing both candid and staged photo’s throughout the shoots. The whole experience was enjoyable and more importantly, the photographs are absolutely stunning! We will use Daniela again and recommend her to anyone requiring professional photography. "
"Daniela did an incredible job capturing this event. Totally seamless. No one ever knew really where she was. Quietly and masterfully creating and capturing moments of what was a truly special few days."
“Daniela is the queen of event photography! Fabulous shots!"
"Thank you sooooo much, Daniela. Your photos are stunning!!!”
"Thank you so much, the photos are absolutely gorgeous. Love love love them!"
"The pictures are amazing. We are very happy with every shot!”
“Fantastic photos from Daniela. We were so lucky to have her capturing our event. She was in the action all the time over 2 days. She grabbed the stories and the landscape. I highly recommend her services!”
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Toby Hodgson
Event Director, The Beverley Heroic
“I absolutely love the images. Thanks so much, Daniela, we couldn't be happier with your work. ”
"Thanks so much Daniela! Your shots are gorgeous 🙂 !”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, Daniela. It’s perfect 😊.”

“Photography remembers little things long after you’ve forgotten everything.”
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