Teagan Jane

Photographer. Storyteller, Nature Lover

With a hug from my heart to yours, thanks for stopping by, and for your time and interest in my story…

This venture of mine started way back in my childhood, exploring bushlands and hideouts near my home. I received my first Minolta film camera from my Great Grandma just before I moved to Adelaide to start my photography studies. All I had back then was a bag of dreams and odds and ends. And over the years, as my kit grew, so did I.

Now a fully qualified professional, I have been practicing photography for over ten years and have photographed 1000+ different job briefs for a network of very special clients.

Throughout my formative years I assisted many talented photographers, and travelled and worked as a photographer in the United States where I met people from all walks of life and learned many lessons along the way. The most inspiring and challenging parts of my work there changed my outlook on life and opened a new door upon my return home. Not long after, TJP blossomed. My experiences over the past decade have been a mixture of emotions and absolutely shaped me into the business owner I am today. I owe a lot of people credit for where I am today – my heart is full of gratitude.

During my studies, some of the most valuable lessons came from the simple practice of shooting, as well as learning the true fundamentals of photography and how to read light, all on a film camera. This is almost a foreign concept these days, but there is such a beautiful journey within film photography that cannot be found anywhere else. Beginning my photography career this way taught me to be patient, disciplined and creative with my work and the processes involved, and to truly appreciate and value a moment and the gift of light. I am a lover of light for the amazing form, mood, definition and structure it adds to a photograph and I literally chase it! I’ve spent a long time learning its intricacies.

Whether I document your business, your love or your family, it is always a unique experience for us both. I capture your stories, heart and soul, personalities and spirit. I seek the raw emotion, the real, the essence of everyday life.

I travel to places near and far, whether it’s somewhere local and familiar or to the great unknown for a totally different experience. I value your special places and they become a part of my story and journey. It’s certainly a gift to be welcomed into people’s ways of life, and I am very grateful for these opportunities. Most of my work – even commercially based – has a lifestyle approach, attaching warmth to an image.

I am a storyteller through my imagery. I strive to ensure that your session or photography service reflects who you are or what your message is.

Some days you can find me in the studio editing or working on my boutique print and card collections and frames, and other days I will be out shooting on locations near and far.

About me personally… I have a very distinct optimistic approach to life. People who know me well, know that I am a bit of a daydreamer and often you will have to snap your fingers to have my full attention, especially if I’m working on something! My heart desires travel… on the open road, dreaming and driving, is where some of the best ideas of mine have been created. I have an eye for character and detail, the old and the shabby, the rustic and the country. I can usually see something completely differently to the person beside me when we are in the oddest of places. At home, I enjoy the company of our emotional and goofy Labrador, Mack, together with my partner, Simon. I am inspired by my Great Grandmother who is the most resilient, creative and switched-on lady that I know – anytime I pick up my Minolta camera I think of her – as well as my amazingly strong Mother who has instilled in me to always reach higher and appreciate just how precious life is.

Thank you for taking a step into my world. If we haven’t already met, I hope that our paths cross one day soon.

I look forward to creating some magic with you!

Teagan x