The new website is finally up

What feels like an incredibly long journey, my business has now become official with the launching of the new website:

It’s no doubt an exciting time, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m a nervous wreck. What has so far been my own personal indulgence is now for the world to see.  The public doors have been flung open into my little private world of creativity. And the doubts that have slowed the journey thus far are now more rampant than ever. The fear of failing is immense…

But as I gaze at one of my favourite postcards that an old friend gave me way back when I was studying in France, I know it’s time to find some of that courage from my younger days – something that seems to have deserted me with age!

So I want to thank all those who encouraged and supported me in getting on with something I just love to do but never had the balls to formalise. To my friends who said not trying is the real failing. To my family and especially my husband who never seems to run out of motivating words. To all those people who have let me into their lives to photograph them and their precious children. And lastly to Petrina and Phil from Big Trousers for sorting out the mechanics of it all. Your generosity with photographic, technical and business expertise leaves me feeling SO thankful to have met you guys.

Ok, enough with the sentiment. I’m off to take some damn photos!


Chamilka xx

ps: Happy Birthday Mum!

“One must sometimes leave their safe haven to take a chance on the unknown”






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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