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I am committed to providing a service that is all about you. I'm here to help you feel comfortable and prepared so that you can feel your best and enjoy the moment. I'm organised, honest, approachable and I am here to guide you, which I do with a friendly, relaxed and fun approach.

And I get it. I've been there, right where you are now, and can distinctly remember feeling overwhelmed with all the planning. I wasn't a wedding photographer back then, but I quickly started to realise how important this was, that our photos were all that we'd have left of our day, and we wanted it done right. We set to finding the perfect photographer for us, and we're so glad that we did.

I want you to experience that feeling of relief, knowing that you've made a choice that helps you feel relaxed, calm and confident that you'll have images crafted with care, from a photographer who makes the effort to get you, and the things most important to you.

Thanks to my varied experience, I'm comfortable taking photographs pretty much anywhere. I thrive on the beach, in salty and wild conditions, in the bush, and out at beautiful locations capturing amazing love stories. I also spend a lot of time working in the comfort of my home studio and editing cave!

I look after the entire process and love seeing it all come to life - hearing your story, getting to know you, sharing creative ideas and planning, crafting intentional photographs and editing them personally, right through to creating prints and products. I truly value telling your story, and pour my heart and soul into creating an amazing experience that feels right for you.

It is my goal to create memories that you absolutely love.

I invite you to experience working with me.

Studio Location

Halls Head,

Western Australia

SeRVICE Locations

I often travel for weddings and sessions throughout the Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Margaret River and South West WA regions.

I am happy to travel to other locations, please get in touch and we can chat ideas!

Services Offered

• Weddings & Elopements

• Portrait & Lifestyle Sessions

• Business & Branding

• Landscape & Aerial

• Product Photography

• Corporate Fit Out

• Content Creation

• Branded Materials & Publications

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accreditation - associate level photographer

Lisa Watson Photography Perth Wedding and Portrait Photographer Accreditation Associate Portrait Masters

In 2021, I achieved Associate Level Photographer accreditation through the prestigious International Portrait Masters awards and accreditation program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I am proud, honoured and beyond grateful to achieve Associate, and to be recognised within this group of professional photographers dedicated to producing the highest professional level of work from all over the world gives me tingles. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of hearing my name called out when the announcement was made. It was surreal to say the least and I remember bursting into tears of happiness and relief, because I worked insanely hard for this.

My work has been judged and awarded by a panel of incredible top photographers from around the world - Richard Wood, Susan Stripling, Sue Bryce, Tony Hewitt, Nikki Closser, Peter Rossi and Charmaine Heyer to name a few. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Achieving Associate accreditation was a huge goal I'd set for myself, and wow, I did it.

In early 2022, I submitted four images into the Wedding Portrait category of the Portrait Masters with my standard level of editing that I provide to all my clients and I'm thrilled to share that all four images were awarded Bronze.

See if you can find me on the Accredited Photographers map: https://suebryceeducation.com/directory/ and

View my profile: https://suebryceeducation.com/profile/22590/lisa-watson/

What does this mean for you? Essentially, you're in safe hands! ⠀

Awards + Accolades

AS SEEN IN

THE PORTRAIT MASTERS 2022

(INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - JUDGED BY 5 MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS)

8 X BRONZE AWARDS (HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARD) IN THE WEDDING PORTRAIT CATEGORY

THE PORTRAIT MASTERS 2021

(INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - JUDGED BY 5 MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS)

19 X BRONZE AWARDS (HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARD) IN THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT, TEEN + SENIOR PORTRAIT, CHILDREN'S PORTRAIT, FAMILY & GROUP CATEGORIES

THE PORTRAIT MASTERS 2021

(INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - JUDGED BY 5 MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS)

8 X BRONZE AWARDS (HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARD) IN THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT CATEGORY

THE PORTRAIT MASTERS 2020

(INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - JUDGED BY 5 MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS)

8 X BRONZE AWARDS (HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARD) IN THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT, FAMILY & GROUP PORTRAIT AND TEEN PORTRAIT CATEGORIES

CAPTURE MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA'S TOP EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019, COMMENDED, LANDSCAPE CATEGORY

MANDURAH PORTRAIT AND LANDSCAPE PRIZE, FINALIST 2019

CAPTURE MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA'S TOP EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS 2018, HIGHLY COMMENDED, LANDSCAPE CATEGORY

New WA Museum Boola Bardip

RAC Arena Perth, Clough Corporate Box

Published Book - Western Australia Land of Opportunity

The West Australian Newspaper

Destination Perth website

Visit Mandurah website

Flothemes Best Australian Photographers Websites feature

Sue Bryce Education Associate Accredited Photographers

The Silver Store website

Petherick Cottrell Lawyers Mandurah website

Emerson Raine website

The Bridge Family Practice website

Clough website

Clough website article: Meet Lisa Watson

Clough Corporate Head Office, Alluvion Building, Perth

Clough Offices - Sydney, Brisbane, Houston, PNG

Clough 100 Years Exhibition, Perth Town Hall

Published book - Celebrating a Century of Clough

Clough Corporate Brochures, Presentations, Marketing Materials

The West Australian Newspaper, Weekend West Magazine

WA Business News

Acuity Advisors Office, Perth

Mandurah and the Peel Region 2021 Visitor Guide

Mandurah and the Peel Region 2020 Visitor Guide

Mandurah and the Peel Region 2019 Visitor Guide

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale Tourism Strategy

LillyCo Australia Melbourne Trade Show 2019 Catalogue

LillyCo Australia 2019 Christmas Catalogue

LillyCo Australia 2020 Fine Jewellery Catalogue

LillyCo Australia 2020 Pink Collection Catalogue

Vivid Art Gallery, Mandurah

Blackboard Cafe, Mandurah

Future Food Systems: Peel's new roadmap for local food and beverage producers
Wedding Suppliers WA

Top Nature Experiences in Mandurah

Destination Perth article: Head inland to Perth's country towns

RAC Perth Arena Corporate Box lightbox
Lisa Watson Photography The West Australian Feature
Mandurah and Peel Region Visitor Guide Lisa Watson photography feature

FEATURED PROJECTS

Mandurah and Peel Region Visitor Guide Lisa Watson photography feature
Family Photos 2021 Lisa Watson Photography Perth Portrait Photographer

My story

Things changed dramatically for me when I decided to start creating the life of my dreams.

I'm not sure how or why it happened, but for too long, I meandered, letting life happen to me, and always felt a little lost. It sounds crazy saying it, but I hadn't realised that I could live a life I dreamed of. I had generally done what I thought I was "supposed" to do, but always felt a disconnect.

Then one day, in what feels like a lifetime ago now, in walked who would be my husband, Michael, our paths crossing when he came to fix my computer, he was an IT guy for the parent company of mine. We got along so well, he was different to anyone I'd ever met and there was something about him that I was immediately drawn to - now 20 years later, he's even more incredible. Michael inspired me beyond words and saw something in me that I was almost too scared to see. He helped me open my eyes and look at the world in a new way, which was not only amazing, but confusing and scary.

From the very beginning, he encouraged me to do something I'd always dreamed of doing, and having always been obsessed with all things makeup, beauty, and movies, I enrolled in a full time makeup and special effects course while I was working a full-time corporate role to pay rent. I was terrified, but somehow I made it work, and I thrived.

I started working as a freelance makeup artist and loved the creative experience, learning and practicing techniques, learning about shoot concepts and bringing ideas to life. I loved working with photographers and seeing how they created. I captured my makeup work on a 3 megapixel point and shoot camera that I had saved up hard to buy. Little did I know where this interest and passion for creative work was going to lead me!

Being in our early 20s, we wanted an adventure and moved to another country for a fun experience. I worked a corporate role to pay the rent, did some makeup work and brought my little camera along to capture all the amazing things we were seeing. I quickly became obsessed with photography. We came back to Perth and I bought my first DSLR camera and I became fascinated with learning, attending workshops with photographers I looked up to, absorbing every youtube video I could, editing and practicing daily. We lived in a tiny apartment near the beach and I spent countless hours capturing the ocean, sunrises, sunsets, nature and life around me. I then started capturing people, and worked on bringing the genres of landscapes and portraits together, which was much harder than I'd ever anticipated.

Fast forward through many years of trial, error, education, work and obsessive practice, I am grateful to be confident in my work and producing consistently beautiful results.

I then started my business in 2017 and have committed to refining my craft and continually bettering myself throughout, and being awarded and accredited for my work has been so important in this. In mid-2022 I made the life changing decision to leave my corporate role of 11 years and decided to back myself in, and go full-time in my photography business.

Michael and I are now proud parents to our two young nature loving girls Lily and Summer, who are our absolute world, and we love creating adventures with. We laugh at ourselves more often than we probably should, and our home is full of crazy fun, loud music and wild ideas.

Our girls have made me a better person by miles, and are quite possibly the cause for my increased love of iced coffee! You'll find us at the beach, exploring the nature reserves and estuary, or enjoying creating our family home that we built by the beach and has been an intense labour of love! Oh, and despite him working in a completely different field now, Michael is still my IT guy.

The

Studio

Welcome to my CREATIVE space!

the light here is magic! portraits, commercial, lifestyle shoots, head shots.

it all happens here.

- Emma Stone