BEFORE working for Queensland Country Life, one of my passions was looking after children.
Looking back, I have had a few different career changes. I spent over a decade working with kids in the childcare industry and wouldn’t have changed it for the world back then.
However, six years ago I was ready for a change and after being given the opportunity to work as a full time photographer for Queensland Country Life I have not looked back and have no regrets moving on.
If anything, my childcare days have built up my patience levels and given me a greater understanding of working with a wide variety of people and in different circumstances.
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There is a sense of calm when children are around me and I used to love walking into a child-friendly environment where kids of all ages would run up to me, saying hello and telling how their day or weekend was.
It is incredible how you can be feeling down and out and the innocence of children and their insights can pick you straight back up and make you acknowledge and appreciate the simple things in life.
Every so often I need a “child fix”, as I call it. I am delighted when children are at events that I cover. Thankfully, with this job I can still have that connection with children, especially country kids.
For this week’s blog I wanted to share with you my passion for young people and their unique way of putting a smile on your face even when they are not happy or smiling.
Children have this ability to make people smile and they always brighten up my day.
So with that I hope these beautiful faces in part one of my bush kids' galleries will put a smile on your dial and you see just why they all mean so much.