"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever......it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything" ~Aaron Siskind
At Fern and Star photography, we believe in the power of wild, soulful, and adventurous photography and to capture those raw and candid connections, with your little ones, that you as a mother want to hold on to for as long as you can.
We specialize in outdoor photography, capturing your family's authentic storytelling moments, against rugged, untamed backdrops.
Our mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space for all families, especially those with neuro-diverse children, to express themselves freely and authentically, whilst we capture their unique spirits on camera.
We strive to create a non- threatening environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and individuality.
Through our art, we hope to inspire others to embrace their own wild and adventurous spirit, and to cherish the beauty and uniqueness of every moment."let us find out about you! Get in touch here!
I am Victoria, the founder and CEO of Fern and Star Photography.
I am a family and personal brand photographer and photography mentor to budding photographers.
Having had 15 years working as a paediatric occupational therapist, I've worked with children from all walks of life, with all levels of abilities and disabilities. I know the importance of being able to adapt to a child's needs and not make demands for them to fit into our own schedule. I care deeply about making children feel included, comfortable and happy to work with me.
I understand the difficulty that comes with autism, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, to name a few and I make sure I create an environment in my sessions that celebrate their differences and encourage their spirit to shine through.
No child or parent coming to one of my session should leave, having felt stressed or under pressure to perform.
My career in OT has also given me such a unique set of skills when working with people on a one-to-one basis. I love learning about and meeting new people. It gives me such a lift of positive energy, which I bring to all my shoots.
My photography style is laid back and natural. I don't believe in forced poses, instead creating safe spaces for people to be themselves, which in turn lead to authentic and natural photography.
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Thank-you, you are sooo talented, I love the photos, they're all perfect.
The photos are bursting with love and happiness, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
I don't even know where to start with how much we love Victoria's work!!
We have been blown away with every single photograph, the way you capture our family is so beautiful and natural, which is everything we love as a family!
Every shoot is made up so much fun with Victoria's amazing personality and interaction with the kids (they love you too!)
Thank-you for being the BEST!!
Victoria! You made us cry!
You can't do this to a heavily pregnant woman.
Thank-you for capturing these for us. These will be treasured forever.
Create a unique and stunning wall art display, to really finish off the artistic style of your home, for your friends and family to admire when they visit.
Take the time and stress off of having to print and frame your images- I do that for you, styled and ready to hang.