Who are Meraki Images?

Meraki Images are made up of Owner Emma Rhoades, and photographers Kirsty Fikkers, Amber Todd and Renee Rossi. Emma has won state and international awards for her photography, and has trained her photographers in the same style.

Emma has also won multiple local business awards (and numerous finalist awards) for her dedication to customer service and giving her clients the best experience possible!

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Emma Rhoades

Owner, Client Manager
Since starting Emma Rhoades Photography 6 years ago, Emma has found a love for business and for helping others grow and learn. She has grown her business into Meraki Images, and loves to support other local photographers with their passion. She loves Champagne, Summer, anything to do with business, her family and the cutest little pooch you’ve ever seen… (her name is Sherbie)

She is a Coffs Harbour local, and you can see more of her story here...

Kirsty Fikkers

Wedding, Family and Portrait Photographer
Hi, I’m Kirsty and I have a thing for photography, however it’s taken quite some time to get to this point. Born and raised in the Illawarra, my parents immersed me in nature from a very young age, teaching me to appreciate natural beauty. This lead to my desire to capture treasured moments with family, friends and pets. My passion for the art of photography grew during high school when I followed my heart rather than my head and chose Photography over Maths for the HSC. After high school I decided I wasn’t quite ready to leave my home town, and so enrolled in a Certificate IV in Photoimaging at TAFE. This was a time of transition to the digital age, however this did not dampen my spirits, as my focus and curiosity turned to portraiture. In 2007 I made the move to Lismore where I completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management, hoping to find my career direction. In the process I found my wonderful partner. I moved to Coffs in 2011, and we recently bought our first house in our own little piece of paradise. Having practiced photography on and off for 10 years, I can safely say that I love natural, beautiful portraiture that captures the true emotions and story of each family or individual. An image should capture memories that will live on in your family for many generations.

Amber Todd

Family Photographer
Hi my name is Amber and I’m 21 years old. I first found my love for photography when I was living in New Zealand and picked up and camera and start doing landscape photography, slowly I started doing portraits and that’s when I knew that was what I was meant to be. A photographer. I have so much passion for photography and I been with a camera for several years now and I couldn’t see it any other way.

Renee Rossi

Wedding & Family Photographer
My name is Renee and I have loved and been inspired by photography for some time now. I am an entirely self-taught photographer, and bought my first digital SLR camera in 2010 after moving to Broome, WA. The reason for the move was to knuckle down and save for 5 months of travelling around Asia. In this time I learned all about how to use the camera to document those moments, the light shining through a temple window or life on the waters of the Mekong River. It was an amazing trip and I am grateful to have experienced those countries and their unique cultures. After returning home and moving to Emerald Beach I continued to grow as a photographer, shooting weddings and family portraits as well as landscape photography of the beautiful Coffs Coast area. Today I am still incredibly passionate about photography, there is always something to learn and a lot of fun involved. I have always loved being able to capture those special moments in time, sometimes life seems to fly by and it is wonderful just to stop and appreciate where we are and the people we have in our lives.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working with us, we are always on the lookout for more talented, passionate photographers to join our team! If you think you’ve got what it takes to work with us, please let us know!

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