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There are a few new faces around here so I thought I’d re-introduce myself! I’m Paola, and I’m the owner and photographer behind Kelani Photography 👋🏽

A few years ago, my husband and I sold our automotive business of 25 years, and it was from there that my creative side really blossomed 🌸 Photography had always been a huge passion of mine, and when I found myself with more time and energy to pour into it, my humble little studio was born.

Kelani Photography is all about capturing connection; whether that’s between parents, children, partners, friends, colleagues, and more. The greatest connection for me, however, is the one that I get to share with my client. My motivation is to help people tell their story through imagery, and being a part of that is what makes photography feel like home to me ❤️ Those of you who have had a shoot with me and seen me in action will know what I mean – I have so much fun doing what I do! 😂

🔥 Quick-Fire Get To Know Me 🔥

☀️ I have lived on the Gold Coast most of my life

💕 I’m married to my high school sweetheart

👶🏽 The name “Kelani” comes from the first two initials of each of my three kids’ names! They’re the reason I picked up my camera all those years ago 💖

🇮🇹 My background is Italian and I am fluent in the language (it’s my first language!)

🌊 My favourite place for a photoshoot is by the beach at dusk

🍫 I am addicted to licorice chocolate bullets!

☕️ I have never drunk a cup of coffee

👵 I am fascinated by old people and their backgrounds! I’m always wondering what they looked like when they were younger and what sort of life they had!

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 I LOVE working with children and even part-time teach at a school

💪 My favourite way to start each day is with a gym workout before the sun rises!

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