Edwina a wedding photographer drove across Australia’s outback with just her dog Jordie for company, to bring stories from the bush to the forefront. She has traversed Australia’s most treacherous country, taking photos in exchange for accommodation, food and diesel.
Combining her love for the bush and her incredible photography skills, Ms Robertson embarked on an adventure to ‘highlight the extremes people have to put up with in the bush’. Ms Robertson said the kindness she experienced in the bush was unlike any other.
‘People always had your back, if you saw someone breaking down, you picked them up. I think that’s the sad thing about living in cities, you don’t know your neighbours, it’s a totally different culture’
Edwina Robertson is not exactly like all the other wedding photographers. I love being part of the whole process and getting to know the people you love and cherish so my work reflects all the personalities and moments.
She believe that traveling outback Australia feeds her soul. She says, I spend a lot of time travelling throughout rural Australia and when I can, I always go with my best buddy Jordie.
“I love myself a good fascinator and a nice pair of heels. I’ve studied fashion and have had myself a career in both personal training and in real-estate, but at the end of the day I can’t imagine myself anywhere without my camera and a story to be told. It’s what get’s me out of bed in the morning. Finding my true passion and actually having the ability to make it my career is something I am thankful for every day. I have met some amazing people through my travels and I get to visit some of the most-beautiful places in Australia and overseas.
I started capturing weddings (by chance) in 2013. With nearly five years of weddings under my belt I’m slowly adding my next biggest passion to my portfolio, being a positive voice for the bush. After completing a huge 100 days travelling throughout outback Australia (with no money) in 2017 on my project Wander of the West, I now realise how important it is to give a voice to the minority of people who live west of the Great Divide. The families, communities and lives who are often forgotten about, yet provide us with food, fibers and much needed life necessities. I desire to invest as much energy and time as possible to bring awareness about real issues people of the bush face without sugar coating reality. Rural and remote Australia can be tough and unpretty and I believe many Australians have lost the connection and understanding that they once had with the bush.”
She love traveling to your family home out in the middle of nowhere. In her opinion, there’s no better way to tell your story than for her to become part of it.