Life is what you make it and I am very lucky that I have been able to build a successful business around photography, which I love.
Like many photographers before me, my journey started with your typical tale of a young girl who discovers her grand fathers camera and falls in love. I clearly remember however in year 12 having an instant moment of clarity while developing a print in class that photography was going to be my career.
I went on to graduate top of my class in 2005 from a Diploma in Photography at the KvB Institute of Technology in Sydney. That same year I was also a finalist in the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Shoot the Chef’ competition with my work being exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW. I gained many years experience in the industry working as a photography assistant for studios in Sydney as well as my own freelance work.
I decided to move back to my hometown of Young in 2008, as I'm a country girl at heart but also wanted to provide the community and region with a high professional standard of imagery. I'm proud to be a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and I continually improve my skills by attending workshops and seminars every year in order to keep up with the current trends and technology.
I would love to hear from you and meet for a coffee and get to know your family and what's important to you, so feel free to give me a call or send an email to make an appointment.
"To a bride the wedding photos are almost as important as the dress and I could not have been happier. The service was great and on the day Holly was able to give us the guidance we needed to help capture the beautiful day that it was. The process was completely stress free and reliable. The final result was amazing! Friends, family and even strangers have not stopped commenting on how beautiful the photography was."
- Samantha Dickinson
"Dear Holly, just a quick note to thank you again for your work at my son James wedding to Kree. I have been to many weddings and have seen many photographers and you are by far the best. You smiled all day and nothing seemed to be any trouble. Your bubbly personality and beautiful smile seems to put everyone at ease. Again thank you for a wonderful job and I am very excited and cannot wait to see the photos."
- Maree & Shane Wright
"Trying to keep control of 5 dogs at once is a big enough effort let alone trying to photograph them. Holly rose to the challenge and managed to capture my beautiful girls in a way that I could not have imagined. I can not praise Holly enough for her skill as a photographer and her enormous patience. To this day I still don’t know how she managed o get all the dogs looking in the one direction. (that’s just how good she is!) The end result was amazing; every photo was perfect in capturing not only myself with the girls but also the different personalities of each of the dogs. I can HIGHLY recommend Holly for any photographic requirements; her ideas and bubbly personality made it an extreme joy to work with her."
- Nicole Giles
"Holly has an exceptional gift in being able to capture the essence of her subjects so that a story is conveyed in a single image. I was delighted with the work she did for me for my website through which I wanted to capture several diverse aspects of the work that I do. Holly has also done a number of character and portrait shots of my daughter everyone of which is now treasured by my family"
- Jane Walton (The Walton Group)
"If you chose to use Holly Bradford for any photography work, you not only get a professional, but you also get a friend. My husband and I used Holly on two occasions, the first was for a pre wedding shoot, which Holly then turned into a beautiful guest book. The second was for the biggest day of our lives. Our wedding! In the lead up Holly was so helpful, she really makes an effort so that you don’t have to worry about anything, which for me was great because I could then finish organising the big day. As a nervous bride Holly was a friendly and calming face to have around the morning of our wedding. She is so good at what she does. She is able to get the best out of who she is photographing because you feel so comfortable with her around. She also has a very artistic eye for her work, she can turn an everyday location into the most stunning photo and she brings her own quirky style and meshes it with her clients to create the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Photos are lasting memories, and the memories that Holly has captured for us from our wedding day bring a smile to our face every day. I can’t recommend Holly high enough. My photos from my wedding are breath taking and I am so happy with every photo. If you use Holly Bradford Photography you will not be disappointed, I would not change a thing from my dealings with Holly, and I can’t wait to use her again."
- Samantha Darmody