Marli Nagtegaal, Photographer

I've been taking photos since the 1990's. I have worked as a professional since 2019, specialising in commercial photography and I love to highlight beautiful spaces and the people that work in them.

Born in Margaret River, Western Australia, and now living nearby at Rosa Glen, I love my job and all of the interesting places it takes me! Find out more about my work and what motivates me below.

I prefer a simple, no-fuss style of photography, utilising natural light wherever possible to create true-to-life images. My final, edited shots are light, natural and don’t appear ‘over done’.

You won’t find me arriving at a photo shoot with tonnes of gear and artificial lighting, rather the best few pieces to ensure the job is done efficiently and unobtrusively.

I work alone at photoshoots, so I can really concentrate on the space and capture the best possible images. Meanwhile I have an excellent editor who can assist me with post-processing after large shoots and during busy weeks.

My work involves lots of travel, after-hours editing and behind the scenes business. Most weeks I will limit my schedule to a maximum of 4 photoshoots, so I can ensure that all my clients are receiving the best quality work from me.  

I work Monday to Friday, unless my schedule has been really busy with twilight and overnight shoots then I might take a cheeky mid-week day off to catch up on life!

A photographer since high school, I then further developed my skills as an assistant to other professionals in travel, architecture, commercial, and landscape photography.

I also studied photography and editing at night school with North Metropolitan Tafe in Perth.

I have had many adventures, always with a camera in my backpack: I have worked in the Margaret River Region, Perth, the Pilbara and Tasmania and I have travelled all around Australia as well as Japan, New Zealand, China, Morocco, Bali and Lombok.

My years of enjoying being behind the lens for work, travel and fun has developed my strong sense of composition and my natural, true-to-life photographic style.

Having worked as a real estate sales and marketing consultant and an Airbnb host I also developed a passion for beautifully photographed homes.

I have also been self-employed in small, family-run businesses since 2016 and I absolutely love to support other small, local businesses by helping them to create amazing content that they can use to showcase their unique spaces, and the energy and people behind their brand.,

When I’m not working on photoshoots or busy in my home-based office you’ll find me walking my dogs on our local beaches and forest trails, dining out with my husband at one of our region’s amazing restaurants (current favourites are Teddis Big Spoon and Olio Bello), or cooking up something slow and delicious at home with some fresh goodies from our garden.

My family (husband and the two fur kids!) and I also take our little mini caravan on adventures around WA when we have a few days or more free. We love to explore camping areas off the beaten track, country towns and country pubs, or we visit our families who are all over the state including in Albany, Augusta, Pemberton, Kojonup, Mandurah and Broome.