Wild Honey Photography  
Established: 1998
Relaxed - Natural - Fun

Deborah Dorman (Halls) has been the family photographer since she was handed a camera on a trip to Tassie when she was 10. She fumbled along blissfully ignorant until the universe provided the opportunity (almost 20 years later) to trundle off and study a two year full time Diploma of Photography. Hence she discovered she hadn't even know what she didn't know. And that the more you learn, the less you know (If you know what I mean). So, she always had a style and an eye for photography, now she had the technical know-how to go with it. And hence, Wild Honey Photography* was born.

Deb has had an exceedingly fortunate life in that she has managed to do a job she loves to support herself and her two kids until they grew up and left home. She doesn't photograph weddings anymore (they don't last and it makes her sad, but see Karen Buckle who took the family pic down below, she does an awesome job at weddings) but kids, they're yours forever (like it or not, lol). So babies, kids and families are the focus of Wild Honey Photography, along with special occasions, a few corporate events, and once a year a special school and one footy club. Wild Honey has a small but effective natural light studio in Aroona, which is where you also come to view your photos. We do have studio lights we can break out if the need arises, but the natural light and the natural looks is really what it's all about. 

Deborah currently splits her time between the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne, where she teaches photography at RMIT and tries to find the time to work on creative projects. Minding the busy hive on the Sunny Coast is Tracey who will answer all your calls (she has 6 kids so she knows how to run things!) and chase Deb up to get stuff done. And Helga who is photographing for Wild Honey in between working on her Twins Project.  

*Note from Deb: "I had the business name Wild Honey Photography registered for a year or two before I started using it because I was a bit worried about how the name was perceived. Every woman I know loved it and thought it was great, but the men who heard it seemed to think it might suggest something else (whatever could they mean!?!). In the end I decided it's probably women who make decisions about photography and if their man heard the name they might even take a bit more interest to see what it was about. Win/win. And so Wild Honey Photography was launched. (PS. There's a U2 song called Wild Honey that may or may not have been where I first got the idea. I also love wild flowers)"