Meet Colleen

Let me introduce you to our first workshop artist, the very talented Colleen Dew from Lena Photography.

Colleen has been based out in Wongan Hills for the last 5 or so years after she met her now-husband David. When you meet her, she will greet you with the most bright, infectious smile. Colleen has been expanding her business over the last few years, following her passion of capturing moments and exploring nature.

Here are some facts about Colleen in a section I’m calling Quickfire Questions!

DA: What got you into photography?

C: I started as the family photographer, back when film photography was the preferred method. From countless selfies and family “happy snaps” I progressed to landscapes. But it just wasn’t cutting for me. I missed capturing happy faces, so I transitioned to family photography. Which occasionally drifts into Wedding photography.

DA: What’s the biggest change you see in yourself from 3 years ago to today?

C: 3 years ago I was ready to say goodbye to my dream job after moving to the farm. But here we are 3 years later, and I honestly couldn’t be happier! I’ve met so many beautiful families, and travelled to so many different places. I think the biggest change in me, was finding my passion again. I found what set my heart on fire and I love every single minute of it.

DA: What do you hope to achieve in the workshop?

C: During the Two days, I hope to empower all participants to see the beauty in their own lives and capture it all in the own way. I hope that everyone walks away learning how to freeze their moments in time and cherish them forever.

DA: When you’re feeling discouraged, what gets you back on track?

C: Bit of a personal one for me haha. When I’m feeling discouraged I remember all the beautiful moments I was able to capture and cherish of loved ones who have passed away. I also have a journal that has all the little things that’ve made me smile. This includes moments with clients, moments with family and moments with friends.

DA: What is your most listened to song right now?

C: Oooo that’s such a a tough one!!! I hardly remember song names and generally I drive in silence, it’s my way of shutting off from the long day and processing everything that’s happened. It helps me unwind before I get to see my handsome hubby in the arvos. But if I have to pick one, it’d be “from the ground up” by Dan + Shay

For more information about Colleen, check out her website or instagram, @lenaphotowa

If you’re interested in joining our Gingin Workshop on the 22nd and 23rd of September at the Gingin CRC, send an email the Deco Arts team at [email protected] or call the Wheatbelt Health Network at 9621 4444.


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