The art of capturing the perfect moment has become a staple of our generation’s obsession with documenting our lives, but for Laima, the desire to freeze a memory in pictures is a lifelong passion turned career.
After leaving a job as a financial advisor that didn’t truly allow her to pursue her love of photography, Laima attended the Photography Studies College and opened White Chilli Photography in 2009.
Since then she has lent her extraordinary eye to everyone from couples on their special day to families looking to forever remember their child’s youthful bliss before they grow up.
Like so many artistic careers, Laima’s actually began ironically after just missing the cut for a high-school photo course she was dying to take. Not to be deterred by this small setback, she left for a holiday trip to Darwin with a brand new camera and a dream.
With White Chilli Photography, Laima is able to set herself apart from other photographers with her personable connections with her subjects. She deeply values getting to know each individual and creating a vision that matches their own.
Having fun with clients is a huge part of building a trusting professional relationship, and Laima aims to have shooting be an added enjoyment throughout their day!
Choosing a location to shoot can be a difficult task, but once White Chilli photography learns a bit about the client, finding the perfect place to set up can be anything: a garden, a graffiti wall, a cafe, as long as it is something meaningful
One couple took their wedding photos at a favorite pub where they first met, while another re-visited the garden the proposal happened.
While White Chilli Photography does everything from family shoots to portraits, Laima admits wedding photography is her favorite. Laima loves to, ‘build a story of images and create a lasting memory that records the very essence of their special day.’
Doing her own lighting, editing and photography, makes White Chilli Photography an exceptional choice that provides boutique services with personal connection.
Laima knows the key to an amazing picture is, “true emotion, beautiful light, and something that makes the viewer feel something,” and she is determined to share this with each new client.
Offering a pre-shoot to clients to get a feel for her style is one of the special touches of her services, but clients rave she goes above and beyond, like arranging to arrive at the venue a day early to scope out the best picture locations!
The love of ‘couples reliving their wedding day through [her] images,’ is part of what makes Laima stand out from the rest.
With a casual and relaxed shooting style that allows picture perfect moments to happen organically, Laima has captured incredible moments such as a bride surprising her groom by walking down the aisle in his grandmother’s wedding dress. Or a touching wedding in a cliff-top church overlooking the water surrounded by yellow fields of flowers.
The beauty of each new wedding shoot can take your breath away, and Laima is determined to save the memories of each moment in her gorgeous photographs.