One of my favourite quotes is ‘Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.’ I used to own a successful day spa on a beautiful 100 acre property in the Hunter Valley. It made me a some good dosh but it wasn't what made me tick. I’ve always known the typical way of life wasn’t for me so I made the change, shut shop and hit the road to create one full of adventure, fun and creativity and one where I can help the less fortunate which is extremely important to me. 

 

Photography has been my passion since I was young, along with music and travel as I made my way into adulthood. Now these three things form the basis of what I do each day and have paved the way to help me create a life that feels right. I love photographing people, I love capturing moments and faces, distant places, unique cultures or the look on a musicians face as the crowd starts singing every word to the song he wrote. I feel like its a way of sharing with others my appreciation for what I am seeing and experiencing so that they can feel it too. A French man I once travelled Borneo with used to say  'Everything is better shared'. 

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Another major passion of mine is helping the people of Nepal. I started 'Footprints in Nepal' in honour of my younger brother and best friend Daniel Saxby after I had been there shooting a documentary and left the day before the tragic earthquake hit. We do everything from building shelters / homes, providing blankets and food and also take care of three children Alina, Alpekshya and Suraj who were found orphaned in the jungle after the earthquake. They have lived such a tough life at such a very young age so it feels amazing to be able to set them up for a bright future! You can follow my work and donate to my projects there by going to www.gofundme.com/rennysaxnepal

Home is in Byron Bay Australia, or on the road in my camper van 'Tahloola' however I frequently travel internationally as a freelance photographer so please get in touch wherever you may be..... If I'm not planning to head your way it is usually pretty easy to make it happen! :) 

Renae x 

 

 

Renae Saxby Photography

Byron Bay

Australia

hello@renaesaxby.com