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My Story

Welcome! My name is Jenifer Dickinson and I am the face behind the Little Field lens — capturing the magic and love within your family from my little farm in Iona, West Gippsland.​

In 1985, not knowing a lick of English, my family migrated to Australia from Uruguay. As a keen hobby photographer with an old school film camera, Dad inspired me to give it a ‘shot’ and my journey into photography began at the age of 12.  

Once I finished school, life took its course and art and photography slowly drifted into the background. My mother’s love of horses, instilled in me since I was a toddler, led me to buy a horse and start working at a popular riding school. 

In 2000, I completed a diploma in Horse Breeding and Management but fell into a new career in childcare.  It ignited my love of children, but after three years I changed direction to pursue real estate. Over the next seven years, I worked my way up from reception to property management. During this time, I met my future husband John and in 2010 we were married on the farm. 

With real estate not quite filling my cup, I moved on and settled into farm life. Unsure of what to do next, I bought myself a second hand digital camera and started taking photographs around the farm. Our dogs, horses, cattle and my nephews became my main subject. I began to post the photos on Facebook and received positive feedback from friends and family. 

Establishing myself and getting a reputation was a long road. Without children of my own, I found it harder to connect with families. I started offering mini sessions and this allowed me to cultivate my own unique style.

Clients booked me through word of mouth and work became a constant stream. 

​In 2016, we were blessed with our first (hubby's third) child.  My gorgeous son helps me better my skills every day as I continue to snap up his childhood through my lens. 

Currently, I am teaching editing to new and established photographers from all around Australia from the studio here in Iona. Photographing families to capture magical, beautiful and intimate photos for them to hang on their walls.  

 

I look forward to hearing from you and creating something special just for you!