Hi, I’m Helen
I do things a bit differently, and that’s the way I like it!
Welcome to the world of Helen Maree photography.
I’m Helen Maree Smith, and I’m a portrait and specialist photographer who loves helping entrepreneurial women feel comfortable in front of the camera.
I personally hate being plopped in a sterile room and being expected to smile for photographs, and I know that there are other people out there who feel exactly the same.
In fact, I used to hate having my photo taken. I remember being so shy as a kid – and it shows in all of the photos.
The one exception was when a photographer put the time in to make me feel happy and comfortable. I remember that special experience, and when I look at the photos, I can see what a significant difference it made to the result.
I’m a real outdoors kind of person, and that comes across in my work.
I love working outside – most of the photos that I take are outdoors in gorgeous natural light, and they’re fabulously natural photographs.
On the personal side, I’m a mum of a gorgeous young girl who is fast-becoming a gorgeous, independent young lady, and I want to show her what you can achieve when you put your mind and heart into it.
I also want to be able to spend more time with her, particularly in the outdoors. I love bushwalking, camping, being on the beach, fishing, and spending time with loved ones.