Parallel Lives

_MG_5102One of the best parts of my job is that my clients often become friends (and vice versa: friends often become clients). They stay in touch by connecting with me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or the odd text here and there. That’s the beauty of children – their welfare can unite even strangers.

This job was no exception. Having photographed this beautiful baby boy, I got talking to his parents and it was a real wonder how our lives had never crossed paths before. We had been to the same events, knew the same people and it seemed their present circles were a big part of my past circles.

When a job like this wraps up, you always feel very blessed to have finally connected with such lovely souls – people that have floated in and out of your life for years like ghosts, remaining transparent to you until the sliding doors of life finally decide it’s time.

Life works in mysterious ways. Making the leap of faith to quit my safe job and pursue my passion has found me where I am today, where I want to be and finally connecting with the people that fate had been trying to send my way for a long time… #blessed





About Chamilka (CJ)

Chamilka Jayawardana (affectionately known as CJ to all those around her) is a Professional Photographer based in Melbourne Australia. Accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), Chamilka founded CJ Photography in 2010, which specialises in Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family Portraiture. Inspired by her children, her photography aims to capture authenticity, feeling and above all stories - intangible things that can be revisited long after the moment has passed. CJ Photography has since moved into Weddings and Commercial works as well. An equally personal driving force behind her second venture, CJ Photo Escapes, has been her cultural background and her desire to give back to the country she was born and lived in during her early years. Fluent in English and spoken Singhalese, CJ has chosen to combine her love for photography along with her love for Sri Lanka and its beautiful people, to share with the astute traveler this quaint part of the world through the eyes of the lens.


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