Hey! I am Crystal, I am a mother of two beautiful girls and the studio manager at aura artistic images.
I have spent most of my life in Bathurst & I too come from a large family.
I moved schools in my second year of high school with my sister & It was there that I met Julia & her sister.
It wasn't long before we became friends & now 15 years on we are still great friends & working as a team here at AAI.
After many years in booking keeping Julia came to me with a business proposal to become apart of Aura Artistic Images. We now get to be apart of this amazing journey together.
Having my own family & watching my girls grow so fast I can't express how precious it is to have those little moments captured. I will always have the memories of my family as we grow together.
I love being apart of the experience each family has at AAI & can't wait to get you started on your journey!
Hi! I am Julia, I from Bathurst & I am the photographer at AAI.
When I am not holding a camera I am either spending time with my family, camping, out on a drive or getting creative with a project.
I have spent my life surrounded by all ages & all kinds of personalities coming from a big family myself. Photographing families and all the milestones in between is something that I really love to do.
It all started when we got our first point & shoot camera when I was in primary school (I know, crazy stuff hey!!! :P )
& the beginning of the camera craze began there.
In my teens I was often doing something artistic whether I was doing a school project or even just being distracted in class by my own art works "haha" (I'm sure Crystal can vouch for this!)
I knew I wanted a career in art & photography so I followed my passion to delve into the arts including photography. I then completed my cert IV in design in 2011 & knew I needed to get my hands on my first DSLR.
I worked in factories & retail to save for my dream & studying photography before finally purchasing my first DSLR camera ♡
From there It was like an endless world of possibilities to create images. I was lucky enough to meet some truly amazing clients & friends along the way making this journey something truly amazing.
After years as a professional photographer I feel the journey really shaped me into the photographer/business owner I am today.
I approached my good friend Crystal with an idea in 2020 asking her if she would consider joining the AAI team as I knew she was great with the business side of things & having a beautiful nature as a person.
Now I just cant imagine doing this without her. She really makes the AAI world go around!!
I now get to love every part of each day I get to love this job and the beautiful people I meet along the way. so grateful!!
I hope to meet you soon! ♡
'Be yourself and embrace others, it's the key to your own strength and happiness and It also reflects in the ones around you'.
For those with a love or art, I will have a page available for my artworks in the very near future so keep an eye out for the link