MEET ceo & founder of gm photographics

Graham Monro

canon master photographer

"I'm doing what I love - photographing people and their special moments. All of my life and work travels have helped me build strong connections with people. To me photography is not my job; it's my craft, a lifestyle that I choose, I love and I need"

 

For over 40 years, Canon Master Photographer Graham Monro has been honing his craft as a professional photographer. Whether he’s on the beach, climbing a ladder, crawling along the ground for a better angle, or in a client’s home, Graham is always learning and says that every job makes him a better photographer.

 

“The most rewarding part of our work is when our clients display our images on their walls in their home - The photos that we create become family heirlooms!”

 

When he’s not taking photos, Graham is a husband to Simona and Dad to twin girls, Sofia & Isabella. It’s rare that you find him without his camera even when he’s out and about mountain biking and kayaking.

 


Photo credit Robert Piccoli

meet our creative team

This is us

JOY

Studio MANAGER &

DESIGN CONSULTANT

 

A true creative with a photography and design background - Joy heads up the showroom and is the ultimate designer with a discerning eye for detail.

“I have loved taking photos for as long as I can remember, I have always had a creative flair and let my imagination take over. There is so much variety to being a photographer, every step is unique and exciting!”

NICOLE

Creative Team Manager &

DIGITAL ARTIST

 

A very skilful and experienced artist with a passion for art and light. A specialist in both weddings and family photography, Nicole is the ultimate creative. She has worked with gm photographics for over 15 years and has been in the photography industry for more than 20 years. Nicole has a graphic design background seeing her head up the creative team in the studio.

SIMONA

PREOFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST

 

Some would say Graham's better half! A professional photographer and makeup artist with over 20 years of experience working on red carpet events, runway fashion shows, magazine shoots, advertising campaigns, TV, music videos and hundreds of weddings.

A wife and a Mum to twin girls, Simona combines hair and makeup with a contemporary style of natural light boutique photography that is simple, elegant and modern. “I am passionate about my craft! What I enjoy most is the transformations I create."

LAUREN

BUSINESS MANAGER &

DESIGN CONSULTANT

 

A creative photographic artist with over 20 years of business and professional photography expertise, Lauren is dedicated to her craft and loves to inspire and connect with clients and the gm photographics team. “I’m always striving for us to produce the very best quality and give the best possible customer care and experience." Lauren was invited as a guest speaker to international industry peers at the WPPI Conference in Las Vegas. She also presents for Canon Australia, The AIPP and is the author of two professional photography books.

FIND US ON THE north shore of

sydney in the heart of

Mosman

OUR STORY

 

Our team is made up of passionate creatives that have worked together for decades and we love to capture love and personalities. We love to produce works of art that everyone in the family can cherish forever for generations to come. For us being photographers is about our unique ability to freeze a special moment in time and being inspired by the families we get to work with.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

"With our our creativity and passion for photography, we capture fleeting moments and turn them into your family’s legacy. We want your family photos to be truly authentic.'’

 

 

 

We are capturing memories for future generations

AWARDS

We have been striving for success for over 30 years in the professional photography industry. Our photography awards and accolades for professional wedding photography and professional portrait photography, serve as a reference for the amazing superior quality and service you’ll receive when choosing gm photographics

We have been published in nearly every major print title magazine, book publisher & newspaper in Australia… Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cleo, Follow Me, Black & White, Simply Living. The Bulletin, Bride to Be, Cosmo Bride, Studio Bride, Modern Weddings, House & Garden, Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian, Better Photography, Professional Photography, Capture, Wheels, Modern Motor, Two Wheels and AMCN just to name a few.

 

  • CANON MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER - THE FIRST IN BOTH AUSTRALIA& NEW ZEALAND
  • AIPP TRIPLE MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER
  • 2021 HEAD ON SEMI FINALIST
  • 2020 HEAD ON FINALIST
  • 2020 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY IN CANBERRA FINALIST
  • AIPP EDITORIAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • NSW AIPP ADVERTISING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • NZIPP FELLOWSHIP
  • NZIPP MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 2016 HEAD ON SEMI FINALIST
  • 2012 OLIVE COTTON AWARDS FINALIST
  • 2012 HIGHEST SCORING PRINT PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR GOLD WITH DISTINCTION
  • 2012 AIPP PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
  • 2011 NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  • 2011 NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL WEDDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR SECOND PLACE
  • 2011 NSW AIPP PROFESSIONAL WEDDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR THIRD PLACE
  • 2011 AIPP GOLD WITH DISTINCTION PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PORTRAIT
  • 2011 FINALIST MORAN ART PRIZE
  • 2011 FINALIST SHOOT THE CHEF
  • 2010 ART & ABOUT HYDE PARK
  • 2010 FINALIST SHOOT THE CHEF
  • 2009 FINALIST SHOOT THE CHEF
  • 2008 FINALIST SHOOT THE CHEF­­­
  • FRESH M.I.L.K. INTERNATIONAL BOOK SERIES & TRAVELLING EXHIBITION
  • NUMEROUS INDIVIDUAL GOLD & SILVER WITH DISTINCTION AWARDS FOR TEN YEARS RUNNING IN NATIONAL & STATE AIPP AWARDS

master + educator

Graham Monro

JUDGING

 

Throughout the states of Australia and overseas in New Zealand Graham has been a well respected Judge at State, National and International levels for NSW AIPP, AIPP and NZIPP for many years.

 

LECTURING

 

A passion of Graham's has always been to educate fellow professional photographers. Graham & Lauren lectured fellow professional and upcoming photographers in 13 cities throughout Australia and New Zealand to sold out venues with the 'Wedding & Portrait Series' which was proudly sponsored by Canon Australia thanks to Alan Brightman. Graham was also the ACMP opening lecturer for 'The start of digital photography’ sponsored by John Swainston of Maxwell International.

 

 

We are capturing memories for future generations

EXHIBITIONS

Graham has been chosen for countless exhibitions both in Australia and overseas.

Photography exhibitions are something we love to be involved in to keep pushing our creative boundaries as a photography team.

 

  • 2021 NATIONAL PORTRAIT AWARDS GROUP SHOW TOURING REGIONAL NSW
  • 2020 ONLINE GROUP SHOWING HEAD ON AWARDS INTERNATIONAL
  • 2020 HEAD ON GROUP SHOW BEIJING
  • IMAGES OF MOSMAN AT MOSMAN ART GALLERY
  • IMAGES OF MOSMAN- MUDANJIANG, HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE,CHINA (MOSMAN'S SISTER CITY)
  • 2020 NATIONAL PORTRAIT AWARDS GROUP SHOW TOURING REGIONAL NSW
  • 2020 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY IN CANBERRA GROUP SHOW
  • 2018 HEAD ON GROUP SHOW PARLIAMENT HOUSE SYDNEY
  • BRYON MAPP GALLERY ACMP COLLECTION GROUP SHOW
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EXHIBITION GROUP SHOW
  • BATHERS PAVILION “MOSMAN"
  • AUSTRALIAN CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY PADDINGTON HEAD ON GROUP SHOW

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