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MEET THE TEAM

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Natalie
Managing Director
Leadership with a Global Vision

Natalie is the Owner and Managing Director of  Fotoworks. She has over 30 years experience in the school photography industry. Her wealth of knowledge and passion for the business make her a dynamic leader who takes great care of her team.

She is also a globe trotter and is always planning her next adventure. Her travels have taken her to all corners of the world where she has made incredible connections that have also benefited the growth of the business – keeping Fotoworks on trend and innovative.

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Term 2
CORE VALUES AWARDS
CONGRATULATIONS to ELTON & RACHEL!

Elton has been voted for demonstrating ALL Core Values to a high standard. He brings our core values into the field, by being a great team leader and demonstrating teamwork every day. There for us 24/7, he cares about the team and the school, always working with excellence and energy and most of all, always makes things seem good, even on the days when something goes wrong. There is nothing this person can’t handle.
Elton has worked incredibly hard during the term, trying to work around all the photographers getting sick and constantly having to rearrange the schedule - he has done an awesome job. His caring attidude and attention to detail has made him an amazing support for the team.

Read all about Elton and Rachel in the photographers section below!

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Ally
Marketing & Design

Ally is our marketing and design guru, covering both print and digital content creation. Also a published photographer born from the days of 35mm, Ally shoots for us when needed. She brings with her nearly 30 years of extensive national and international experience across numerous categories in the Creative Industry.

Ally has been an Army Reservist all around Australia for 20 years and is an award winning artist with a military themed painting in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. On weekends, she's an off-road motor biking and wakeboarding enthusiast, when she's not gardening with her twin boys. She is also a snowboard instructor having gained her qualifications whilst living in Canada for a year, and has visited over 30 countries in her travels.

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Julie
Pack Care

Julie heads up our Pack Care team. She coordinates the packing and delivery of our school photo orders. Attention to detail and efficiency is essential in this role. Julie works hard to ensure that each order is correctly packed and is our last point of call in ensuring that the best quality product gets delivered.

Julie moved to Perth with her family over a decade ago and loves quality time with her grown up kids. She enjoys socialising with friends on the weekends, as well as some well earned retail therapy.

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Michelle
Business Development 

Michelle brings to the team over ten years experience in the education sector and spends most of her days out visiting schools. Having studied photography in school, she comes from the days of 35mm film and gained experience working in photo labs and as a portrait and wedding photographer. She has travelled the world meeting photographers and distribution partners at tradeshows for a manufacturer of high end photographic presentation products.

Michelle has her own business as a Personal Trainer and does her best to keep fit and healthy . A huge lover of horses, she enjoys spending her weekends developing her horsemanship skills and any opportunity to spend time catching up with her family and friends, especially if it includes food!   

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Bree
School Care

Bree is our School Care Specialist, taking care of scheduling and coordinating of our school photo days. She is particularly passionate about organising our Northern Country photography run, being that she grew up in the Pilbara and understands the distances that the photographers need to travel. She has extensive industry experience and has worked in school photography for over 8 years and prior to this managed a photo lab for 8 years, as well as being a freelance photographer.

 

Bree she loves spending time and going on adventures with her husband Ben and Boxer dog Maxi.

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Mel
School Care

Mel is a valued member of our School Care team working with Bree. She takes care of printing all the photo order envelopes for schools in preparation of photo day. She also ensures that all goes smoothly on the day by finalising the details with each school.and works diligently to ensure that all photos are print ready. She's additionally the office all-rounder, helping out production with Print Care as well. 

Mel is an artist who enjoys drawing, sketching and making beautiful cards.

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Robyn
Print Care

Robyn is the resident expert in our photographic post-production team, having worked in the school photography industry for 14 years.  Robyn leads the Print Care team in preparing all school photos for printing in a timely manner.  Her attention to detail is impeccable and her conscientious efforts to ensure each student receives the best possible photo, makes her an invaluable member of our team.

 

In her spare time, Robyn bakes up a storm, and the office staff receive plenty of treats in the process, a fact of which we are very grateful!

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Caitlin
Print Care 

Caitlin began in the school photography industry as a photographer and now works with the Print Care team to ensure that all our school photos are produced to the highest standard. She also adds the finishing touches to many of our promotional photoshoots to highlight the best of our talented photographers’ work. 

Caitlin has outside experience in a number of photographic fields, although mostly prefers the simplicity of taking her camera out with her dogs. She is dedicated to sustainability and her passion for the planet helps our team to ensure that we are always improving our eco-conscious techniques.

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Sam
We Care

Our We Care Specialist, Samantha assists our customers with any range of enquiries. She provides a high level of attention to detail, ensuring they have a pleasant experience.


Samantha joined the School Care department in 2021, bringing with her a background of school photography from Adelaide.She worked in the education system for over 8 years, providing WA Schools high quality before and after school care programs, giving her an in-depth understanding of our education system and roles within.

Like most of our team, photography is her passion. She has a collection of antique cameras, the oldest being a Kodak 620 model A from the late 1940’s. Most weekends you’ll find Samantha, her partner Adam and Cocker Spaniel Archie camping and exploring WA.

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Emily
We Care

Emily is another dedicated member of our We Care team, and also joins the photography team when they need an extra hand.

She spends her weekends as the Vice President of local not-for-profit community theatre group Modicum Theatre Perth, helping to run the company and their shows. Acting since the age of 3, Emily has performed at the Fringe World Festival 4 years in a row!

 

Talented and busy, Emily also spends her days off work as a Senior Intern with CinefestOZ helping out with the Cinesnaps Schools Program, which is all about enhancing the skills of regional young people by targeting key aspects of the curriculum through the creative processes of film and associated STEM areas.

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MEET THE
FOTOWORKS
TEAM OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Elton
Photographer

Elton is our lead photographer with extensive experience in the field. His expertise and dedication are highly valued and he's always happy to teach and share his knowledge.

In his youth, Elton dreamed of being a superstar basketballer – with the legendary MJ – His Airness -Michael Jordan, being his hero. Now he is a dedicated father and family man who enjoys coaching his daughter's team.

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Caroline
Photographer

Caroline is a talented member of our photography team who also helps out the print care team with her exceptional photo editing skills. Her love of photography started from a young age, taking candid snaps of the family on her toy penguin film camera. Her career began in high school, paving the way to industry knowledge and qualifications. 

 

Caroline is also an exceptional pet photographer, specialising in a fine art style of pet portraiture. She loves spending time with her Great Dane - CC. They enjoy the beach or eating treats at home!  Most weekends, Caroline can be found down at DogsWest showing her families beautiful Great Danes or helping out showing other exhibitors dogs such as; Afghan Hounds, Dalmatians and many more stunning dog breeds!

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Musyani
Photographer

Musyani is an incredibly hardworking photographer who puts his best effort into every job. He’s travelled all over WA with our team and is loved by all.  He comes from a background in directing and producing film and television television in Ghana, which lead him to work at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Born in Zambia, Mus is proud of his African heritage and enjoys wearing the native attire. He also loves the beach and fishing during leisure time.

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Georgia
Photographer

Georgia background is in school and graduation photography, sports and studio photography. She's travelled a lot professionally, having worked in France, Ireland and Singapore.

 

Passionate about animal welfare and rights, Georgia volunteers at the British Wildlife Aid Foundation and at kangaroo rehabilitation centres in Northern WA. Overseas, she worked in Thailand on The Surin Project with a small group of mistreated elephants rescued from circuses and trekking camps. Also involved in forest and habitat restoration, in Borneo she focused on restoring habitats destroyed by forest fires and palm oil plantations, bringing wildlife back to the area. 

Additionally a sky diving adrenaline junkie, she recently had her first lesson flying a small plane.  A qualified scuba diver, Georgia’s just as good hiking and has climbed both Bluff Knoll and Toolbrunup!

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Arnold
Photographer

Arnold has been a keen enthusiast of photography for years, but only started professionally last year as a food photographer. He is one of the new photographers to join the Fotoworks team in 2022.

 

Apart from photography, Arnold loves listening to and playing music. He listens to most genres, but pop, funk, and fusion jazz are at the top of his list. Some of his all time favourite bands are Bruno Mars, Backstreet Boys, and Four Play. In his spare time he will pick up his most cherished instrument - the electric bass guitar. While not overly brand loyal, he prefers to play Yamaha basses over other ones.

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Rachel
Photographer

Another one of our hardworking photographers, Rachel is as comfortable taking care of school photos as she is helping out in office administration. She is always eager to help and learn new skills. We love having her as part of our team. With a Degree in Photography, she is experienced in both wedding and studio setting work.

Rachel enjoys getting out there on her roller skates manages to stay upright, unlike most of the rest of us.

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Kelly
Photographer

Kelly is one of our new portrait photographers in 2022. Starting her working career as a graphic designer, she moved into photography by offering her services to wedding photographers. Experienced in many forms of photography since then, Kelly loves experimenting with creative techniques.

Kelly enjoys Summer snorkeling and is equally fond of a hike after the winter rains, finding peace sitting by the tranquil running water in the Swan Valley. Kelly is equally passionate about creating things from natures treasures and playing the fun, fast and fabulous game with a silly name - "Pickleball". Look it up! You might see it at the Olympics one day!

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Leon
Photographer

Leon is another one of our new photographers in 2022. He started photography in the music, events and festival industry capturing live bands and publishing in local press.


Leon has since had experience in a range of photography, from equine sports to 4x4ing, still life studio work and alternative weddings - he loves unique opportunities. Creative and passionate, Leon is dedicated to conjouring safe environments for free thinking, being and expression. In his other time, Leon can be found hunched over a pile of found treasures being turned into jewellery, painting cartoons onto furniture, enjoying nature with his dog, or planning his next travels.

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NEW MEMBERS
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A sneak peak at our latest photographers to join the Fotoworks team! Their bios are coming soon!