In 2006, Chris, a photojournalist from the UK set out on a voyage of self-discovery and to capture the beauty of the world. He traveled from Europe to South America, on to New Zealand and into Australia. He was only supposed to be there for a few weeks but soon he was hooked. A year later he returned to the UK to start his photography business, yet all the while he couldn’t shake the idea that he had to get back to the land down under!!
In 2009 he made his return, and almost straight away he met a girl called Chantelle. This girl was a whirlwind, a buzz of activity, ideas and inspiration. She was working as an Event Planner putting together weddings and events. She was difficult and stubborn, oh yes, but she was a romantic with a love for weddings and dreaming of a beautiful life.
The two of them spent hours sitting under an oak tree full of fairy lights, and that is where ‘underatreehouse’ began!
After living and working in Sydney for a number of years, long hours with two hours or more of travel every day, one day everything changed. We decided there was a better life to be had.
We put the house on the market and our stuff in storage. When the house sold we literally had nowhere to go…and 3 kids in tow!
We travelled around, stayed at some campsites and ventured over to country Victoria to visit family for a while.
A lot of people said we were nuts, but the theory was that we’d end up where we’re supposed to be.
We now call the Central Coast home and we love it. We have the beach and the bush. It’s laid back but we’re still close to the big smoke. So these days we can work anywhere and we are just waiting to see where the next job or adventure will take us…
What’s your story?
That’s our story, what’s yours? We’d love to hear it!
We know that everybody is different and everybody has their own take on the world, that’s what makes it so great.
We really want you to enjoy every part of your experience with us, as that is the key to us capturing those genuinely happy moments. So whilst we are always totally professional, we also make sure your day is fun.
Our style is light and natural, inspired by the great land in which we live.
We can’t wait for you to say hi!!