Hi, I’m Fiona Vail; an adventure loving, ocean gazing, art inspired, music obsessed, passionate storyteller from Hobart, Tasmania.
Over the past seven years, I have travelled extensively. With camera always in hand, I found inspiration through documenting my adventures…capturing cultures, vast landscapes, customs and history. I look to uncover beauty in all places, especially in the unexpected. It makes me feel alive.
My passion started at a young age. My father was a hobby photographer and it was while looking through his collection of black and white film that I fell in love. Staring at the faded images of my beautiful mother, young love, memories that my father had managed to capture forever from one single moment. To me that was, and still is, incredible.
My main interest lies with people and I love documenting life through imagery. My partner often jokes that I stare too much….. I am a people watcher.
I have a fascination with human interaction and the secret language spoken between two people. I think this interest has been invaluable to me as a wedding photographer. I watch and I listen. The story is already there, all the beauty, drama, details and truth. The people that rock your world, the ones that really matter, all the emotion of the day will unfold in front of my eyes. I will capture your unique story in all its realness.
I am following my dream with an open heart, a creative thirst and head SO full of inspiration. I am so deeply grateful for the people I have met, photographed and made part of my life story through this medium.
I can’t wait to tell your story.
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” Annie Leibovitz
Achievements & Awards:
2015 – AIPP | Gold Award Wedding Category
2015 – Finalist | Capture Magazine’s ‘Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers’ (Wedding)
2016 – Finalist | Capture Magazine’s ‘Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers’ (Wedding)