Incredible shots showcase outback Australia

BEHIND THE LENS: Lisa Hatzimihail.
BEHIND THE LENS: Lisa Hatzimihail. Contributed

LISA Hatzimihail loves nothing more than spending her days exploring the thick, red soil surrounding her home town of Alice Springs.

She has a passion for promoting the Red Centre, especially Uluru.

Previously in tourism, the now-photographer had her work showcased to the world last week when photos she took on Loves Creek Station, 90km out of Alice Springs, went viral on social media.

The wedding photos of Jason Craigie and Tara Fulwood (published on the front page of last week's Rural Weekly) were shared more than 1200 times and received more than 5500 likes on Lisa's Facebook page.

"I've never had anything go viral before, but I can safely say I have now," she joked.

"The reaction has been incredible. When I first met with Tara and Jason they had all these amazing plans and I knew the wedding would be spectacular.

 "It had all the makings of a unique wedding - beautiful venue, the bride arriving on a prime mover, a sky full of stars. I thought the photos I was able to capture were pretty special but had no idea they'd get the reaction they have."

Lisa has been a photographer for six years and specialises in weddings at Uluru, however travels the country taking photos.

"Uluru has become a really popular place for people to elope to," she said.

"Outback brides love the red dirt on their dresses as a reminder of their day."

Lisa also specialises in night sky photography.

"Incorporating people into the shot is when things can get tricky and an exercise in patience for the subjects. But well worth the dramatic result and I love being able to capture something so special for my couples."

As a young photographer in remote Australia, Lisa said one of her biggest challenges was getting her work out there.

"Even with the internet it's hard to get noticed in such a saturated market."

Topics:  alice springs night sky northern territory outback photography rural stars uluru wedding wedding photographer

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