Photographic Artist   Gardener   Author 

The most rewarding gift autism

offers me is my deep and

abiding gratitude for the

simplicities of life.

Hi, and welcome to Simple Miracle Photography. I’m Michelle. I was born during the 1970s in Belmont NSW Australia to parents, Ellen and Hank Riksman. “You shot out like a bullet,” maintained my mother of my birth. I couldn’t wait to start living! Nothing has changed in that regard. I still enjoy a unique zest for life. As a melanoma survivor, and having endured the passing of loved ones, I have realised all the more how valuable each moment truly is. So, when I’m not happily capturing the adorable faces of your beloved pets across Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley, I am writing, gardening, or photographing the beauty that surrounds me. Marvelling, in other words, at nature’s simple miracles.

Image Publications:


Showcase of Champions

Dog Breeds of Australia (Calendar) 

Australian National Show Dogs

Titles of the Champions, and

Dog Breeds of Australia, twice.











Haje Jan Kamps

Photographer Mad Professor | Producer | Author and Editor of Photography books | Senior Producer at five the British TV Channel | Freelance Writer and Editorial Consultant says:

"Wow. I am very impressed by Michelle’s images. I particularly enjoy the one with the fur in it.

Glorious macro shots."


Wildlife Imagery Displayed at:

Frame Today Green Hills

Books Authored:

A Memoir: Inner Riches - An Autistic Woman's Story of Love & Motherloss

Available Worldwide in e-book or paperback available from:

- amazon.com

- Autism Understanding.

Level 1 Shop 109/10-16

Kenrick St, The Junction

Affordable Pet Photography

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Autistic Women Everywhere Share Useful Information About Their Lived Experience of Autism.

Simple Miracle Photography, and this website,

are dedicated to my late mother, Ellen Thomasina Hall.

Works By MD Riksman:

Simple Miracle Photography.

All Rights Reserved

Simple Miracle Photography was established in 2009

ABN: 78 772 084 961

In Tempo Books: PO Box 2414

Green Hills NSW Australia 2323

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