H E L L O   P E T A L


Capturing uncontrived, natural, authentic images that celebrate the wild, the delicate, the beauty, and the partnership of all things love.

Rose’s work has featured in print and online editorial including White Magazine, the cover of Modern Weddings’s Wedding Planner, Luxury Weddings Magazine, Vintage Bride Magazine, Modern Weddings’ Flowers Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Polka Dot Bride, Cosmopolitan Bride, and Insight Sydney with work described by bloggers as “luminous and organic”.

Petal Photography will travel ANYWHERE for your day, calls home the NSW South Coast and is local to the Southern Highlands, Bowral, Kangaroo Valley, Canberra, Illawarra and the Sapphire Coast.



  • My best friend is Carl.  It is because of Carl that Petal Photography exists. In the pre-Carl era of my life, I was a freelance Wedding Photographer for bigger Photography studios using Wedding Photography formulas rather than good ole fashioned soul. I was severely at risk of being a career photographer, working for a pay-check. Carl reminds me of who I am every day and the creation of Petal Photography was because of this. It allows me to capture moments with heart, authenticity and a lot of SOUL.
  • My first true love was a Staffy called Muffin. She was a rescue dog and I think she always knew that I saved her. I took a photo of her once when she was walking, it was an obscure photo of her paws backlit by the sun and bathed in warm light. Now that she is gone, that photo is one of the most precious things I have. That was the original reason I picked up a camera, to achieve that again and to hopefully create this emotion for others.
  • I learned photography using medium format black and white film processed in a darkroom. Digital cameras are indeed a wonderful luxury but I will always be thankful for my old school training. The use of film was pretty important for me in the development of my style in those formative years of study. The gentle care that is needed to be taken with each painstaking shot, I believe is the reason behind my considered approach to the capture of each image and what I see as a delicate and feminine quality in the end result.
  • Petal Photography is named so because my Nana used to call myself and my sisters her ‘petals’. Also because this thing that I loosley term ‘work’, is actually an extension of myself (petal / rose, get it? Corny but true). I believe that as artistic photographers, we put a little bit of ourselves into every image. With that in mind, I have no time for complacency, in every single shot I try to create a little piece of art.
  • I think of potential shots… way too often (and usually when my focus is supposed to be elsewhere). I always seem to be framing things in my mind and picturing how they would look in print or what I would edit out. Streets I drive past, walls, windows, random faces and places. I like the idea that something even unremarkable can be portrayed to be truly lovely and I never tire of being inspired by others.


W H A T    C L I E N T S    S A Y

“When we first met Rose (some 18 months before our wedding) we instinctively knew we wanted Petal Photography to capture our day. I haven’t met anyone like Rose. Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does just shines through. She was there every step of the way for John and I, advising, coaching but more importantly keeping us calm & making us feel very special.  I’m a little camera shy to say the least – thank you so much Rose for helping me!!! You captured every laugh, kiss, cuddle along the way – exactly what we wanted. I’d also like to add that the presentation of the photo’s was stunning, your attention to detail is amazing. I’ve kept the ribbon in my wedding memory box. Keep doing what you do Rose.

Lianne + John

“I wanted to let you know how much we absolutely LOVED the photos! There was seriously not a bad one in the whole bunch! You captured such amazing moments and it was like you were there all night even though it was just 4 hours! We were absolutely blown away! The photos were important to me and they more than exceeded my expectations – so thank you so much for that!! Even Stu (who as you probably remember didn’t even care about the photos being taken on the day) was absolutely amazed by how fantastic your photos were and he was thanking his lucky stars that he agreed to letting me hire you. So thank you so so so much – Your photos transport us back to one of the most amazing days of our lives, the memories you have captured are priceless and we will relish looking at them for the rest of our lives! ”
Elle + Stu

“Our photos were Amazing! We absolutely loved your calm manner on the day & your professionalism which showed in each & every photo you captured. You truly highlighted our most intimate & precious moments on camera & we can’t thank you enough for your outstanding craftsmanship & work ethic. I would highly recommend you to all couples or families looking for beautifully taken & unique photographs.”
Shaylah + David

“Our photos are incredible! They capture the emotions and atmosphere of each and every moment. We are so lucky that we had you as a photographer…it will be hard to pick our favourites!!”

Alicia + Liam

“We’ve recommended you to so many people, it was such a pleasure to share our special day with you…such a talented lady!” Ross + Mel

“You are big time bloody amazing!!!” Joanna + Matthew

“Absolutely flawless, love love love!” Jasmine + Joel

“Absolutely amazing! Such a talented versatile photographer.” Marike + Glen

I’m so so happy with everything you have done for us…. words can’t express what it all means. So thank you again.” Tori + Matt

“Rose, you could not have been more amazing on our wedding day. You were like having a friend hanging around. Super fun and also super talented. So many of the guests commented on how organised you were and what a great job you did.” Jacqui + Jeffie

“Rose is an amazing inspired-photographer!!! She captured the best of our day!” Emmanuelle + Robert


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