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Dominique Cherry: My Favourite Things

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Newcastle-based photographer Dominique Cherry is the driving force behind Dom Cherry Photography

Her undeniable passion for food, lifestyle and travel has seen Dominique capture cultures and kitchens across the globe. 

In 2018, her unyielding lust for photographing the energy and flavours of a moment, saw her handpicked by Nikon Headquarters, Japan, for their latest campaign. 

Dom is one of a few select test photographers worldwide representing the new Nikon mirrorless camera. 

Closer to home Dom says she enjoys capturing restaurants, boutique accommodation and lifestyle scenes throughout the Hunter Valley and Newcastle region and is now looking forward to sharing more of these moments with locals as she joins the team of photographers at a local Newcastle-based magazine.  

The Newcastle Weekly took a moment to ask Dom what is was that she considers her five favourite things.

FAMILY 

My children Bryce and Bryelle are my whole world. Capturing candid moments of them while growing up has been one of the reasons I am a photographer today. I continue to enjoy including them in my work as ‘talent’, although one child is a lot more willing to get in front of the lens than the other these days.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing moments is my passion, and I feel so blessed that it has also been my life for the past 18 years. Working with my Nikon family and testing out some of the latest gear, such as the Nikon Z6 II, to photograph incredible places in the Hunter and Newcastle has kept me sane for the past couple of years. Places like Tinonee Vineyard Estate, and the Newcastle Baths have been some favourite spots.

EATING OUT 

Photographing food and chefs for the past 15 years has given me a taste for great food. I’ve been spoilt to be close to so many amazing eating establishments in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle alike. Some of my favourite places include Boydells, EXP restaurant, Margan and Scottie’s.

GETTING OUT IN NATURE

Taking time out in nature is how I become me again. If I can catch a sunrise or sunset my day is made that much more perfect.

WORKING WITH MY DAUGHTER

I travel around so much for work, that being able to work with my daughter Bryelle on select shoots feels like a dream. Whether she also has a camera in hand, or gets in front of the lens, I will always cherish these moments and her company.

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