Hey there, I'm Grace!
First of all - you're all asking the question.
It's pronounced 'Platz.' And that's just my maiden name. I married into a Swiss family so it got even more complex!
When I asked my husband to help me proof read this - he described me as a living oxymoron. Relaxed but full of energy, a tad bossy but always accommodating to the needs of all my individual clients. A mixed bag of lollies (mostly red ones). Passions for the environment, sport, barefoot investing & a loud singer of 80's/90's hits in my car. I LOVE a chat but also can sit and binge watch soppy, heartfelt Netflix shows for hours while I edit. If I wasn't holding a camera at weddings I attend I'd be busting a move on the dance floor too.
Since becoming a mother, I'm borderline obsessed with birth, the pre & post-natal experience & advocate for breastfeeding mothers (currently studying to become a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner in 2023!).
Throwing back to 1992, I was raised in rural QLD on a dairy farm with my parents and two younger sisters (all of whom I adore). Married my high school sweetheart Shane in 2015 and we welcomed an epic, full of energy kid named Stellan in Spring 2018.
Photography was supposed to be my 'gap year' until I figured out my 'direction'. I worked part time jobs and then full time as a teacher aide for a number of years but when I became a mum I finally launched myself full time into photography and been so busy I can barely keep up.
Thanks for checking out my website, have an explore while you are here and you can find me on social media too! @graceploetzphotography & @graceschoenauer.hypnobirthing
I'd love to meet you and tell your story.
Photos on this page taken by Kristy Staatz Photography <3