Who’s behind the camera?
Name: Steph Coombes
Location: Broome, Western Australia
Favourite book: Don’t make me choose. The Alchemist, Lone Survivor, the entire Harry Potter series.
Favourite TV show: Friends (they were on a break!)
Favourite sweet food: Darrell Lea licorice bullets, or Turkish Delight, or Cadbury Black Forrest chocolate … do I have to choose?
Countries I’ve lived in: Australia, Canada, and the United States of America
Countries I’ve visited: New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bahrain, Qatar, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Poland, France, and Italy.
Favourite thing I’ve ever photographed: Australian cattle stations
The thing I’m most proud of: The one time I ran 16km.
People might not know: I’ve been trying to learn Polish and Portuguese for as long as I’ve been studying photography, but I haven’t gotten very far.
My best friends are: All over the world. The nearest one is 2000km away.
Welcome to my view of the world.
I have had the privilege to capture some incredible moments around the world over the last few years.
I’m always looking for the untold stories — images that make you feel something.
You’ll notice that not all of my images look the same, or have the same ‘feel’ to them. That’s because as I continue to explore more of this world, my experiences change the way I see it. I lean toward the more versatile end of the photography spectrum. I don’t specialize in a particular style.
I’m always studying different techniques, equipment, and styles, to continue to evolve as a photographer. Photography is not a full-time job for me, it is a creative pursuit that keeps pushing me to grow.
When I’m not shooting or editing, you can often find me making plans to go shoot, or working on the Central Station website. Mostly likely, I’m making plans to go shoot!
What is it like working with me?
Having your picture taken isn’t the most natural feeling in the world for many people. Trust me, I know!
Photographs are such a special piece of history, they are something that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
I don’t believe in perfectly posed pictures with not a hair out of place.
Each person, couple, or family, is different though. Your photographs ought to reflect your personality.
It’s always low key and casual. No pressure, just fun. And possibly wine*.
Please note, contrary to the photos on this website, I generally don’t turn up to shoot with a full face of make up and perfectly styled hair, wearing a cute but very impractical outfit! I will arrive in professional but practical clothing!
*I have been seriously considering including wine with some of my 2019 shoots, so if that sounds up your alley, let me know!