The moment you have a  child you become privy to a new crew of mama friends who you can live and learn and laugh with as you all fumble along the path of motherhood. I have been very lucky to be included in a mad mix of mummies that boasts several shining examples of moms who do it all. One such member is the glam/health goddess Cara Mcilroy founder of Catwalks to Cradles, co-founder of Genie Juicery, and HK supermodel among other things. If you haven’t already checked out her new mama blog in town, Catwalks to Cradles, then point your browser in that direction (after you read this interview, of course). They recently put me “In the Spotlight” to learn all about my work/ life unbalance and how I went from in front of the lens to behind it. Read all about my journey below. Big thanks to Cara and the Catwalks to Cradles team for this feature!


  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you grew up. Was it work or pleasure that brought you to Hong Kong?

I grew up in Macon, Georgia in the USA. As a teen I was a cheerleader and competed in pageants… a typical Southern upbringing. But I was oddly tall and cheerleading uniforms and evening gowns were too short on me so I set my sights on the wonderful world of fashion. I started modelling at the age of 14 (I was 5’10” and a size 0/2) and travelling to New York where I later moved when I was 19. It was then that I met a boy, as you do, and followed him to Asia for his career. I could work anywhere after all and Hong Kong sounded like a fun new adventure and a place to build my book. I had been shooting on the side since 2004 as a photographer but mostly just for fun and for a little extra pocket money. After several months of exploring in Hong Kong I decided not to return to modelling but instead to focus entirely on my photography. And that was that!