The Woman Behind the Lens

Jessica Vaini is a photographer, videographer and school teacher, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts/Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) with a double major in Journalism & History.

 

Based in Perth, Western Australia, I've been working in the photography industry for over 5 years. Whilst I specialise in Live Music Photography and Band Promo Photography, I occasionally provide my services to small businesses.

I've had a particular passion for Live Music Photography for the past 6 years. It all started when I took my camera to a local heavy metal gig here in Perth. At this point, I'd been attending gigs for many years, but didn't really know anyone in the music scene, nor had I ever taken a photo of a band on a DSLR camera. I took photos for free to see how I'd go, and I absolutely loved it. It was from that moment on that I knew that this was what I wanted to do, and I have strived to be the best photographer I can be ever since that day. The dream would be to become a full time touring music photographer. Let's work together one day so that I can make that happen!

Throughout my career, I am proud to say that I have photographed some of the world's biggest heavy metal acts, which is currently published online via Heavy Magazine  and The Rockpit. 

To contact me about all of your photography and videography needs, please get in touch via the contact page above. 

Awards & Achievements



2021: Photography work exhibited for "Snapshot: WA Music From the Archives" Exhibition

2020: Received an "Honourable Mention" in the IPA (International Photography Awards)

 

2019: Successfully held her first Photo Exhibition event, titled "Music in Pictures: An Exhibition by Jessica Vaini"

2019: Finalist in AWMA (Australian Women in Music Awards) - Music Photographer

2018: Finalist in WAM (West Australian Music) "Kiss My Camera" Photography Awards

2017: Finalist in WAM (West Australian Music) "Kiss My Camera" Photography Awards