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Our Story

Welcome and Thank you for visiting our website here’s a little more about us:

Introduced through friends at the ripe young age of 15, we have been together in every sense of the word since, both working for our family’s commercial printing business as a printer and graphic designer for twelve years, before starting Maple Gallery Photography in 2005.

A career as a photographer was a natural progression from a hobby. During our weekends we’d take day trips into the countryside to feed off the beauty of the landscape for photo inspiration, purely for the joy of it.

A chance meeting with a legendary Melbourne portrait photographer through the printing company left us feeling genuinely inspired, leading us to seriously consider taking a similar path.

With a leap of faith we decided to jump into the world of professional portrait photography and haven’t looked back since.

In 2014 we made the move from Melbourne to the Macedon Ranges, to offer our girls a country-style upbringing. As a result we now offer outdoor sessions in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, as well as indoor sessions in our Ascot Vale studio.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website, please give us a buzz if you have any questions or would like to book a session.

Warm Regards
Brad + Suze Downer