CLEVELAND shutterbug Jennifer Horner took two prestigious positions in this year's Find A Photographer Australia business awards last weekend.
Ms Horner placed second in the Photography Business of the Year in Australia as well as Queensland.
"While I have been a finalist in international photography competitions before, the Find a Photographer award means so much to me... because it's voted and awarded by the most important people, my clients, and based on their experience with me," she said.
The Find A Photographer awards honour and recognise the contribution that photographers make to their local communities.
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These awards take into consideration the full picture when running a photography business - from client experience to price, quality of imagery speed, studio design and more.
Ms Horner originally studied medical science before working in bank management for more than 10 years.
Her very first job while at university was as an old school film processor in a photo lab. She worked there and then in Kodak in Brisbane for several years, processing and selling cameras. She didn't often leave the house without her camera throughout her teens and twenties.
"I've been a professional photographer for 10 years and have worked with thousands of babies. I have a state of the art, self contained studio and I specialise in maternity, newborn and cake smash sessions," she said.
Ms Horner said her passion in photography was to create wonderful experiences for her clients - timeless artwork to hang on their walls to take them back to that special moment.
"Parenthood of young kids, is such a fleeting time, and looking back, they can be hazy memories because you're quite tired and busy. I want people to have memories of those moments hanging on their walls, so every time they walk past them, they can almost feel the weight of their chubby toddler in their arms," she said.