I am mum to Holly and Charlie. I’m a Brit, from Kent in England, and met my Aussie husband on a backpacker tour in Ecuador in 2007. After six years in London, we moved to Sydney ‘for a year’ in 2014 (sorry, mum) and, well, can you blame me for falling in love with this city?
I spent 12 years in the corporate world as an employment lawyer in London and Sydney. I got into photography when I had Holly in 2017. A hobby slowly turned into a side hustle, and when 2020 threw us all a curveball I decided it was time to take the leap. I went full time as a photographer in January 2021 and haven’t looked back!
As someone who is much more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it, I totally understand the temptation to put it off. To wait for a special occasion, or to shed the baby weight, or to find the perfect outfit. But do you know what, none of that really matters. Life is short. You never know what’s around the corner. And I can promise you, you’ll never regret capturing your family as you are right now.
What a privilege it is to be invited to document your lives, and give your kids memories to look back on nostalgically some day. It really is the best job in the world.
Photo credit: Polly Jane Photography
I'm not one to leave reviews, but after the images arrived from our family photoshoot with Stacey (and after I finished crying), I felt like I had no choice. What sets Stacey apart from other family photographers (we've worked with a few) is that she's a parent herself. She just gets it. She eases the children into the process, making them comfortable before expecting them to smile or laugh. She never asked us "to perform" - no fake smiles to camera - she inspired us with prompts (jokes and questions) to engage and play with one another, and then she captured those natural moments. Her photos aren't stock-standard family photos, they look like they came from a fashion editorial. It's like looking at Vogue magazine! Just natural moments, like a fly was on the wall in our real life and shared images that just so happened to be in a stunning local stop. I will cherish these images for the rest of my life and I just KNOW my children will too. I mean, come one, look at them!
"We are absolutely blown away by how gorgeous these pictures are! You are so incredibly talented. You have captured everyone beautifully and have done so well to get so many amazing pics. Love the ones of the kids exploring and the last family ones- how’s that sky!! They are ALL amazing though. We are so, so grateful for these. memories which we will treasure forever. We can’t wait for our next shoot with you. This is definitely an annual thing."
"These photos are magical Stacey! Thank you so so much, they totally surpassed my expectations. I was honestly blown away when I opened up the gallery, I had a big smile on my face. You’re so talented. THANK YOU!!"