Natalie Howe APP M.Photog I - 2016 AIPP Australian Professional Newborn Photographer of the Year
To be honest, totally shocked, I never entered the newborn category thinking I would take out the top honours. I entered knowing I had 2 pretty strong images out of the 4 in total and was concentrating more so on earning enough points for my 2nd gold bar to my Masters. I was totally taken off guard, which was clear from my pathetic acceptance speech.
Natalie has owned and run Howe Studios (formally Natalie Howe Photography) for 14 years. The Studio is a highly sort after and based in Wallacia. Natalie has achieved some amazing milestones during her career, including 2nd place in WPPI in 2010 for bridal party, 1st place in International Aperture Awards for weddings in 2009, receiving her first gold at APPAs in 2013 and first GD at State level last year, winning NSW Family photographer of the year 2015 and Australian Newborn Photographer of the year 2016 and finally receiving her first gold bar on her masters in 2016. With a 16 year background as a Personal Assistant, Natalie runs a tight ship, the workflow schedule runs like clockwork and this allows her to manage a large portfolio of work every year. Natalie has spent her past few years creating a custom built studio for her clients. Offering a unique experience, clients keep coming back for more as there is always something new at the Studio. Clients are more than just clients, they become part of the family and it isn't rare to have children running up the driveway to the Studio door to wrap their arms around her. That is the best endorsement a photographer can have. Natalie’s journey to become a successful photographer includes hard work and passion. She started from humble beginnings in her late teens and now owns a Multi Awarding winning busy photography business, anything is achievable with hard work, passion and realising things take time.