My passion for photography began in the darkroom when I was 14. I was spellbound by the romanticism of black and white photography, completely captivated by the depth of emotion it could capture, and its abilty to tell a story with one single frame - a feeling has not weakened on me to this day. What I love about my job is being let into people's lives for a brief moment. People open their lives and share their private moments with me, and I am grateful and humbled to have that insight. I create work to reflect what I see and feel. It is a wonderful journey to go through with any client, whether a pregnant women, a family, or a couple on their wedding day. When they are moved by the outcome, I love my job even more.


My name is Martine, and I am a portrait photographer based in Bondi, Sydney. I am also a graphic designer, a new wife, and a new mother to a little boy named Otis, and have a passion for capturing intimate, natural moments and telling your story in the most organic way possible. I choose to shoot only in natural environments, using only natural lighting, and allow my subject to represent themselves without overly posed, or processed images.

For an opportunity to chat about booking in a portrait session, please be in contact via hello@martinepayne.com or 0413 333 672.

For testimonials of her portrait sessions please click here



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