Bronwyn Russell is the director of Umina based Dance and Performing Arts studio, Dancin' Mates.
After receiving her Advanced Diploma at the Australian Ballet School, Bronwyn performed professionally both on stage and on screen; including with the Australian Ballet Company, Opera Australia, The Phantom of the Opera and Vienna Festival Ballet. Her successful career took her around the world including London, New York, Vienna, as well as in Australia.
She and her family were then struck by the beauty and lifestyle of the NSW Central Coast, and together they set up their dance school in Umina Beach.
Having been persuaded by her family, all of whom are working actors or dancers, to get back into performance roles, she decided it was time to look for an agent again. At this point Bronwyn contacted me about some new actors headshots.
When I met Bronwyn she was quick to tell me that she wanted her portraits to be natural and not try to make her something she is not. She thought that she would be going for the 'Mum' type roles and as such the head shots should be appropriate to this.
Of course this was not a problem. We worked our way round a few different locations on a cold, windy day. I was able to harness a little of that wind power to add a little oomph to her hair on occasion. I also used the natural light to keep the shots looking real.
Since then, Bronwyn's daughter Karina has also enlisted me for her headshots, which you can see here.
I think the images look great and I think Bronwyn should get plenty of acting work!