Behind The Scenes - Ronan Keating, Mirusia, Danielle Spencer and more donate time to ACMF

Ronan Keating Don Spencer, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Ronan Keating at Fox Studios on a break during The Voice Filming

Don Spencer, portrait photography, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Don Spencer ACMF Founder and Crusader
When the producers at Hixon Films asked me to be a part of this project, I accepted without hesitation. 

Firstly, being able to work with seriously talented, award winning producers Alex and Catherine was extremely appealing. 

Then, being able to support Australian Children's Music Fund (ACMF) was an easy one for me. Such an  incredible organisation providing music to children that might not normally have access to it. 

For me, it was personal. I couldn't imagine life without music. Music saved me. Through my brothers schizophrenic beatings, my mother's attempted suicide and the other childhood stresses, I was safe because I was able to channel my emotions into piano, singing and violin. I was one of the lucky ones.

Peter Northcotte, portrait photography, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Peter Northcote muscician and producer
Shooting at Key Studio in North Sydney, the line up of support was pretty incredible and made for an amazingly fun day! I met Peter Northcote in the hall whilst we waited for the studio to open. What a fun and happy person. You can see it in the pic above. An all around great guy!
George Ellis, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
George Ellis Conductor, Composer and Arranger
Natasha Duarte, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Natasha Duarte Singer/Songwriter and
winner of UK Songwriting Contest




The incredible George Ellis, who includes conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic games as one of his career highlights, was delicate, sensitive and joyful!



Natasha Duarte, was happy to support. She was winner of UK best video song competition for Punch Me In The Heart, a catchy pop tune that you can watch here. She is a pretty great actress in the video too!



Danielle Spencer singer, songwriter and actress and supporting her dad who founded ACMF.
Danielle Spencer, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Danielle Spencer Singer Songwriter and Daughter of Don Spencer
John Waters, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
John Waters chatting with Don Spencer



John Waters, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
John Waters with Don Spencer
I grew up watching John Waters so this was a thrill. You may remember him from Play School but somehow, "Where The Rivers Run" with Singrid Thornton stands out for me.

Interestingly, he was born in London the same year my mum was and moved to Australia the same year my mum did. Hmmm. I wonder if their paths crossed.

Mirusia, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography

Mirusia, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photographyMirusia was a thrill to meet. We chatted about her concerts and how she brings her own orchestra along with her. Quite incredible.

Mirusia grew up learning English by singing to Don Spencer's songs. She happily sang one of these for us. Quite an amazing voice.


The story of how she came to perform with the fabulous Dutch violinist Andre Rieu is sweet. You can read about it on her website.
Dan Rosen, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Dan Rosen Head of ARIA - Australian Recording Industry Association
Brett Cottle, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Brett Cottle head of APRA AMCOS - Australian Music Copyright Owners Society



Dan Rosen and Catherine Weinress, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Catherine Weinress of Hixon Films readys Dan Rosen for his shoot
Alex Weinress, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography
Hixon Films producer Alex Weinress

The following Monday, we headed over to Fox Studios where we were to film a segment with Ronan Keating, (incidentally Ronan has the same middle names as my son, Patrick John!)

Chanel 9 kindly loaned Ronan to us on a very short break from filming The Voice Australia. We only had 15 minutes to setup lights and camera's get the room ready. Then we had only 10 minutes to shoot the segment. Ronan was extremely polite, gracious and very professional so it all went pretty well.

For more behind the scenes images, just go to my website.
Ronan Keating, portrait photography, chatswood, sydney, north sydney, headshot, corporate photography



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au



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