Back to Nature


Well I have some really exciting news.

Marianna Barker Photography is moving to Emerald.

After almost  11 wonderful years in Berwick we have made the big decision to move to somewhere with a bit more space and beautiful gardens.

Our new home is on a large property that we will share with rosellas, cockatoos, kookaburras and apparently their is an echidna that drops by from time to time.

I am sure that I will have lots of wonderful subjects to photograph for you.

The property has beautiful gardens which will be perfect for outdoor portrait shoots, and there is plenty of room for my new studio.

Having your photographs done is very special, and I am sure that the wonderful ambience this home brings, will make the experience even more special.

As we are moving at the end of October, I will not be able to take any bookings between the 17th of October and the 14th of November but once we are settled and set up, I can’t wait to doing your photo shoots.


Longing for Spring

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Last night we arrived home from a quick trip to New Zealand

For those that don’t know, my other love apart from photography is playing in a brass band.

So along with approximately 30 other players we set of to Rotorua for the National New Zealand band Championships.

The preparation for this contest is weeks of hard work learning  a hymn, test piece and an own choice.

The band was well prepared and lead by a talented conductor. We played well, but unfortunately did not receive the prize we were hoping for.

What has this got to do with Spring, I hear you ask. Well whilst we were over there it snowed in parts of Rotorua. We woke to temperatures of 0 degrees and the days reached the balmy tops of 9 degrees.

Arriving back in Melbourne last night, we learnt that Melbourne had its coldest day in 15 years. I woke up this morning and the house was freezing.

Yet despite all this cod weather, when I look out into the garden, I see the start of spring.

The bluebells under the silver birch trees are starting to pop thru the ground.

The daffodils are starting to plump, ready to burst forth and fill the air with their heady perfume.

Yes Melbourne you might be cold, but I know that spring is not to far away.