TEARS are the best test for photographer Margherita Gregory when she decides how successful her latest family portrait shoot has been.
“Quite often when people see their portraits they will cry,” she said.
“It’s their reaction to seeing the love between each family member captured forever.
“That’s when I know I’ve succeeded.
“I’m always so happy to have brought such joy – my deepest satisfaction is to give them something that makes their hearts melt.”
Margherita’s been developing her craft since she received her first camera as a childhood gift from her mother.
It’s a talent that has led her to capture some familiar faces such as Camilla, from the B105 Morning Show; Wes, from Channel 10’s Totally Wild; and even the Governor-General Quentin Bryce.
She has already raised thousands of dollars for many charities such as, The Bonnie Babes Foundation, Operation Smile, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Camp Quality and the Girl Guides.
Now she’s donating money raised in designer family portraits to help disadvantaged Third World families. Her goal is to raise $10,000 for Caritas – and, since she started earlier this year, she’s raised $2310.
“It’s a win-win situation in that families get $455 worth of professional portraiture on archive quality paper which will last for 150 years,” Margherita said.
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