Tattoo of avocado on photographer’s hand gives the game away

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When the East Campbelltown Eagles line up against Camden in the Macarthur Conference rugby league grand final on Sunday there will be a familiar face on the sidelines.

Armed with a camera and ready to record the game for posterity will be Rhiannah Gebbie – aka Shot of Guac Photography.

Shot of what, you say?

Well, if you look closely at the picture of this sport photographer there’s a tattoo of an avocado in a cup on her hand, much of it covered by her watch.

I knew there would be a story there about her business name, so let’s start with that Ms Gebbie, what’s doing with the guacamole?

“My husband came up with it for me while I was trying to think of a business name for my photography,’’ she says.

“I used to be a bit of a foodie before I settled down and had kids; I was in the hospitality industry, and along with the tattoo, well, it was very clever of my husband and Shot of Guac Photography it was.’’

Ms Gebbie, who has a day job in retail, started doing photography while on maternity leave with her third child.

And being very passionate about footy, plus the fact the family lives near Waminda Oval, home ground of the Eagles, covering the club’s games was the obvious first step for Shot of Guac.

A Shot of Guac photo from the Eagles v Camden semi final two weeks ago, and, top, Rhiannah Gebbie just before kick-off.

“I had an association with East Campbelltown for seven-eight years, and the connection is my husband who plays for third grade at the club,’’ she says.

“And two of my kids now play for their juniors

“The club’s been amazing in helping me grow as a photographer.’’

Ms Gebbie says the plan is to make the photography business a fulltime job, but knows there’s no such thing as overnight success.

“I am keen to make it a full time gig and looking to grow, so any sport clubs need a photographer, give Shot Of Guac a call,’’ she says.

She recently went up a level, covering the Wests Tigers women’s side, who won their grand final.

“That was an amazing opportunity,’’ she says.

In the meantime, she is looking forward to covering the big dance on Sunday, when her Eagles hope to fly high against Camden Rams at Campbelltown Sports Ground.

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