My Dad giving out strict instructions: “Don’t turn on the lights!” – while he tinkered in our 2×2 sqm Soviet bathroom with rolls of black and white film. One of my brightest childhood memories relating to photography. This and standing on a wobbly stool reaching for the old leather case to sneak a peak at Dad’s Zenit camera. Little did I know that later in life it would become my own fascinating profession. I remember watching him develop the film, hang it over the bath to dry, print his own photos by hand and even teach me to take the film cassettes apart with my hands tucked safely under a heavy blanket. We’ve kept many of those early photographs in our treasured family archives. Mum was always good at keeping the memories, scrapbooks and volumes upon volumes of velvet-lined albums.
Fine lines have always lead me in life. Coming to Australia was definitely one of those fine lines. Choosing photography was a light bulb moment and right there and then it felt like a perfect fit. Funnily, I was wondering what I really wanted to do in life, and suddenly came across a long-lost friend who studied photography at the time. LIGHT BULB!
These days I am in pursuit of joy, discovering the world’s beauty and casting vision for the future. My family is all about travel; we unplug from time to time and enjoy the simpler way of living away from the city for a few weeks every year, before returning back to the chaotic fast-paced rhythm.
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Emilia Gray is a well established Perth family photographer. She has been working with babies, children and families around Perth since 2010. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, among which are Offspring magazine, Inspired magazine, The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Cystic Fibrosis magazine and Baldivis Full of Life community book curated by Stockland Baldivis. She considers herself first and foremost a Motherhood photographer. The connection between Mother & child (unborn or grown up) is what changes everything, and it’s exactly what fuels her passion to deliver beautiful portraiture to each and every client.
Emilia is a member and Ambassador for the NAPCP community – National Association of Professional Child Photographers. She continues her professional learning regularly participating in events, training and competitions.
She is an active member of the Heartfelt Foundation – an Australian charity organization providing photographic services to families of sick children and terminally ill or stillborn babies. It’s one of the hardest but most rewarding parts of Emilia’s career to date.
2018 The Portrait Masters – Bronze, Newborn category
2016 NAPCP portrait competition – 3rd place, Maternity category.
2016 Australian Institute of Professional Photography (State Competition) – Silver award, Family category.
2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize – Top 100 finalist.