Emma MaCaulay, Unraveled | An Interview
Emma is a wife and mother to one three year old beautiful boy. She is a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in the South West of Western Australia. Her work is emotive-based and she strives to keep her sessions unposed and unscripted. Her work is filled with light and love, with a focus on keeping things simple, natural and authentic.
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Here is Emma, Unraveled…
What inspires your art?
I find myself being inspired constantly by my Surroundings and the beauty of the word. I have a large love and appreciation for nature and mother earth. The blue ocean or a red desert just makes my mind spin with creativity and how it can paint a picture and create feeling.
What do you shoot with? Camera body and favorite lens?
When I shoot weddings I will use two cameras on a double strap.
I always have my Canon 35mm 1.4 on my Canon 5d Mk Iv and I will also alternate between a 70-200, 85 or 135mm on my Canon 5f Mk III. When I am doing lifestyle shoots I mostly only use my Canon 5d MK Iv with my 35mm.
What other ways do you express your creativity?
I love being Creative with my three year old son. We paint and explore book shops.
How do you de-stress at the end of the day?
I love myself some netflix and chill. Laying down on my bed watching a good TV series with my Husband - Cant beat it.
What kind of music do you listen to while editing?
I don't listen to music when editing - I listen to netflix tv series ive seen hundreds of times or put on a documentary.
What is your favorite book?
Dirt Music by Tim Winton - An amazing australian writer he brings landscapes and people to life so magically
Name one movie that inspires you.
Everybodys fine. When I saw this movie I broke down. It made me feel so much emotion and Inspired to me to value you life and the people closest to you.
How do you handle self-doubt or creative slumps?
I challenge myself, I try to rest but this rarely happens and I do free sessions with new locations or ideas so I can flex my creative muscles
What has been the most difficult part of your creative journey?
Comparing yourself to others and their work and self doubt.
Who is one of your favorite photographers?
My dad. Forever perfecting his art with landscape Photography he has truly let photography be his outlet in life.