About Me

Olive OylHi, it’s Olive here.
Olive is a sweet nickname given to me by my girlfriends (I remind them of Olive Oyl).

“My heart’s palpatatin’, whenever I’m skatin’, with Popeye the Sailor Man!”

I live in the most beautiful city in the world – Perth, Western Australia. I earn my keep as a digital marketer. I would be lost without the Internet, I confess.

I’m planning a destination wedding. The chosen location is Koh  Samui, Thailand. We holidayed on the island in 2006 and fell in love with the people, the beaches, the food, the jungle… we felt so free spirited there and needless to say we wish to share the experience with our loved ones.

My favourite online shop is etsy. Here are a few of my favourite things.
I love anything with old-world or rustic charm (bit of a country girl at heart).
I like to express myself through writing, photography, art and other creative means.
Travel, exploration and learning new things is good for my soul.
I love nature and the outdoors.
My partner and friends keep a smile on my dial, as does a good party (I even get a kick out of planning them too!)

Well, that’s me in a nutshell.


8 responses to “About Me

  • defineyouphotography

    Wow, my final destination is Australia. I must know details…please!

    With my hopes set high( as usual) and my drive to get me there (it’s pretty huge) I plan on shooting someday there. Stop for a moment and don’t forget to feel how lucky some see your everyday world:)

    • Olive

      You’re right, I’m very lucky to live here. I’ve done a little bit of travelling and seen some beautiful places, but Perth always wins, hands down. It’s the prettiest city in OZ. And the state of Western Australia is enormous, with the most diverse landscapes you could imagine. A photographer’s paradise. Even I haven’t explored it all, but I will one day! I hope one day you can see for yourself too 🙂

  • photosbynoelani

    Thank you for your comment at my blog. I’m so new at this and have so much to learn “line upon line, precept upon precept, ” slowly but surely. Enjoyed perusing through your blog. Wow! I’m so easily impressed since I am a novice using blogs. Happiness and love be yours on your journey to your wedding day and as you continue into a new adventure of your wonderful life!! Aloha, Noelani

  • Olive

    Hello Noelani, thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words 🙂 All the best on your wonderful photography journey!

  • Naomi Slade

    Hi Olive,

    The Black Swan pub in York (UK!) is know as the Mucky Duck – in a Yorkshire accent of course. I always think of it when I see them.

    Happy photographing and I hope you enjoy the destination wedding.


    • Olive

      Hi Naomi, that is funny thanks for sharing. A bit of trivia for you now, the black swan is featured on our state flag and coat of arms – before this it had been long adopted by the early settlers (british) as the unofficial emblem. Quite a revered old mucky duck indeed!:)

  • Dror

    Hi Olive
    – thanks for the link to my site, which photographer did you book eventually?
    – We just got back from Chiang Mai, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Spent an entire day just sipping chai at the coffee bull and watching the world drive by on scooters.


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