Rural Photographer

When you live in the country it is nice to know that your photographer lives in the country too. Which means she knows what it is like to have to drive hundreds of kilometres to access services, how hard it is to send your kids away to boarding school when they are eleven years old, and that there are plenty of places that get no mobile phone reception. If you’re a farmer it’s reassuring to know that your photographer knows what a hogget is; knows the difference between canola, lupins, and barley; and that she can open a cocky gate safely.
Most of my photography is done in the Great Southern, Wheatbelt, and South West regions of Western Australia, however I can travel anywhere to photograph you, your events or projects.

About Me

I’m Caro (it’s short for Caroline) and I love photographing people.

I was an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, before the Institute closed down. Membership gave me a way to connect with other photography professionals, which is sometimes difficult for photographers living in the regions. It also meant that I was constantly updating my skills to stay at the forefront of developments in photography in Australia. My business was accredited as complying with industry standards of professionalism. I’m now enjoying connecting with other photographers through Facebook groups, and applying for accreditation with the new Western Australian group Pro Photography WA.

Picture of the Australian Farm Albums logo with the words "your farming stories"

I’m a mother, a farmer’s wife, a business owner and a photographer. Living on a farm in the wheatbelt of Western Australia gives me access to lots of rural subjects. My other photography business is Australian Farm Albums, which creates individual custom-designed photo books for farming families. I love driving around the rural areas of Australia and photographing people, and visiting farms.

image of Canon EOSR5 camera

I love photographing people, either in the studio or on location. Studio portraits are more intimate and can be the choice for professional headshots and contemporary beauty photography. Environmental portraits, or portraits on location – for example in a park, at home or in a workplace – are more descriptive of a family or a couple, and are a great choice for children who like to run wild instead of sitting quietly in front of a camera.

Photo of Caro Telfer, photographer, squatting i a not very ladylike position to take a photo.

When I am taking photos I can get a bit carried away, and quite excited about the possibilities. I’m not the fittest person in the gym (well, okay, I’ve never set foot in a gym) but I always feel like I’ve had a good workout after a photo session. My quads get a workout from squatting to get low angles, and my biceps get a workout from lifting up heavy cameras and lenses. My knees aren’t what they used to be, so sometimes after I’ve been lying on my belly to get an awesome low angle shot I appreciate a hand to get back on my feet.

The austockphoto logo with the words: "The Australian Photography Collective"

When I’m not shooting photos for families or businesses, I don’t put my camera down. Instead, I find ideas for stock photography, and I am a founding contributor to the exclusively Australian stock photo library Austockphoto.



PHONE 0427363068

POSTAL  PO Box 125, DARKAN WA 6392

STREET  17 Burrowes St, DARKAN WA 6392

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    Testimonial from Claire Bonnor, Austockphotography: "These shots are fantastic! You have done an amazing job..."


    Photo of waterside view with the words: "Tick, tick, tick - always beautiful and I'm always confident our customers will love them." Claire Bonnor, Austockphoto.
    Image of models in front of John Deere Harvester with quote "The photos are brilliant Caro!!!! Awesome work :)  Thank you!!" from Dana Gordon of Bourne Events.
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