DANIELLE DOBSON - LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
When Cheryl from Cedar & Salt Photography contacted me to book a session while I was in Byron Bay, I totally flipped out. I am a huge fan of her incredible work photographing honest and wild love. So I went into total negative self-talk mode, ‘You can’t do this’, ‘You’re not good enough’, ‘Why are you even going to Byron anyway,’ ‘Who do you think you are?’, but it was too late, flights were booked, deposit was paid and it was happening.
Things were pretty nuts leading up to my weekend in Byron, which distracted me from over thinking this family shoot that was fast approaching. The day came and the weather was, well, typical Melbourne weather; cold, windy, and wet. We met at the beautiful beach Cheryl chose, and stayed until we couldn’t hack it anymore. The wind was freezing and little Zali wasn’t having a bar of it. So we made the call to move to their tiny bungalow in the heart of Byron. It was perfect! We all relaxed, the girls cheered up and got snuggly on the couch. It was an absolute delight!