Why we are in love... with Love Your Space!
Love Your Space was created from a love of photography, travel, the ocean and breathtaking landscapes. We love the soft pastel colours, rich earthy tones and the stories behind the beautiful artworks that Love Your Space have created.
We chatted with Dani Burley, the creative force behind Love Your Space to find out about her life, her love of photography and her budding business... scroll down to check it out and to see more of her divine photographs.
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Can you tell us a little about your background and Love Your Space?
I'm a country girl at heart, I grew up in the beautiful Hunter Valley of NSW. I’ve lived in different parts of Australia and overseas since leaving home in 1997, but it was my 12 months in Mission Beach in 2009 that opened my eyes to photography. It started as a hobby, but I was keen to make this my full time job. So I moved to Melbourne, did a photography course and I began working as an assistant wedding photographer. I then ventured out on my own as a freelance wedding photographer and loved it.
At the end of 2013 I went traveling for two months around South America where I captured the most stunning images from a 4-day trek from Atacama Desert, Chile through to La Paz, Bolivia.
Our first daughter Wila arrived in 2014. It was then I decided to have a break from weddings and focus back on my original passion of capturing landscapes. It wasn't until our second daughter Hazel arrived in 2016 and the move down to Warrnambool for hubby's work that I decided to bring Love Your Space to life.
I've always loved interiors and styling, so I thought what better way to make my little mark in this industry then having my artwork displayed and styled in beautiful homes and spaces.
How would you describe your work?
Pastels, natural light and a lot of landscapes. I’m always adding to my collection, I'm looking to incorporate some richer tones, more flora and some quirky animals.
Where did your love of Photography come from?
I was always playing with the big old video camera as a kid, making pretend documentaries and movies, so I always thought that would be the path I’d take. But it wasn't until I was 29 that I became obsessed with photography and creating beautiful images.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Living down along the great ocean road means I'm spoilt with the countryside and the ocean, so where I live inspires me the most. Other artists also inspire me, I've been an avid Jonas Peterson stalker from years back, the way he works with light is insane.
What can we expect from you next, do you have any new collections coming out?
Next year we're hoping to venture to New Zealand, a place I've wanted to travel to and take photos of for years. I'm also working on some darker tones, so I'm currently brainstorming ideas for my new collection.
Who are your favourite artists/designers/photographers at the moment?
Artists - I've just discovered Leden, she's from NZ and does the most beautiful water colour pictures
Designers - I'd like a whole wardrobe of Gorman please. I’ve also been a part of the talented duo at Beeline Design, taking their very first product shots years ago. Watching them expand and producing the most gorgeous pieces of furniture has been super inspiring.