August 30, 2018

I’m not usually one to blow my own trumpet... but... this happened this week. 

Those that have been following Farm-ily for a while probably know that I am way more comfortable behind the camera and are rarely seen in front of the camera, but the tables did turn last week when a photographer from The Weekly Times came to visit. 

I was very surprised and humbled to receive a nomination for the 2018 Shine Awards. 

I did question my nomination… there are so many more worthy women to have their stories told. I’m just someone who takes a lot of photos whilst working alongside the family on our farm. Apparently that made me just the sort of person that they wanted to profile for the launch of this year’s awards. 

You can read the story here.

The Shine Awards are designed to raise the profile and celebrate rural women.

So if you know a rural woman who deserves to have their story told, give them a chance to shine. Nominations are now open. 


  1. Congratulations on another 15 minutes of deserved fame

  2. Lynda that is so well deserved. Congratulations. I have just read the Weekly Time's article and noted that “Some days it is hard to see that beauty,”. Difficult it may be, but you always come up trumps!

  3. Congratulations to you. That is quiet an honor.

  4. That is wonderful news and knowing that you do a lot more than 'just' produce photographs for this blog I'm absolutely delighted for you.

  5. Congratulations. I read you every day and enjoy your photos. You give a great description of Australian farm life.

  6. Congratulations.I am sure you deserve to be in that spot.Your photography is outstanding.

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Your interest, encouragement & friendship certainly continues to spur this journey on.