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Top 8 Indigenous Australian Creatives for your Elopement or Intimate Wedding

In Australia, we have a rich collective of talented, Indigenous creatives making waves in their respective industries. These creatives specialise in services and experiences that are truly unique, while honouring their traditional customs, beliefs, and practices of their First Nations ancestors. If you’re looking for an unforgettable wedding experience that celebrates Australias rich culture and […]

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Reimagining Weddings using AI with my “Dreaming of a time…” digital series

Indigenising the wedding space, with cultural reclamation. Introducing my AI Digital Art series: Dreaming of a time. A visual series aimed at celebrating and exploring the richness that cultural inclusion and celebration can bring to indigenise the wedding space and reimagine our sacred ceremonies. To inspire more people from diverse backgrounds to take up space […]

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Best Non-Traditional Wedding Gowns for 2023

Welcome, beautiful brides-to-be, who dance to the rhythm of your own hearts and embrace the path less traveled! When it comes to choosing the attire for your special day, the journey might seem overwhelming, but fear not, for you are not alone in this quest for a non-traditional wedding gown that truly speaks to your soul.

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7 ways to incorporate your culture in to your wedding day

With so many of us on our pathways to cultural reclamation and reconnecting with our roots – I’ve noticed a huge shift in the recolonisation of the Wedding space with more and more couples looking for ways to honour their heritage by incorporating their culture in to their wedding or elopement experience. Why include cultural […]

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Revealing Mataora: Traditional Maori facial markings

Documenting my brother as he receives his ancestral markings – his mataora – a closed Māori practise of receiving traditional facial markings. He received his markings here in Australia by Ta Moko artist: Turumakina Duley of Arts Elemental. Being able to walk beside my brother as he journeys to receive his ancestral markings, his Mataora, […]

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A Sacred Homecoming photoshoot with Soul Retrieval

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which these images were captured. I pay my respects the Quandamooka people and their Elders, past, present and emerging. I recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and its surrounds. Today, on International Womens Day, I thought that […]