Hi y’all! My name is June Gunaratne, this website is a compilation of a blog and portfolio of my past work. My biological parents are of Sri Lankan and of Thai descent. I was born in Los Angeles and raised in Houston, TX. My dad is a 3rd generation Chicano with Native lineage reaching back to Columbus, TX and Guadalajara, Mexico. He and my mother will have been married for 20 years, this August.

I graduated in 2015 with a BA in International Relations & Global Studies concentrating on Culture, Media & Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.🤘🏽I studied abroad three times during my undergraduate career to New Zealand, Cuba and Guatemala. I have yet to travel out of Texas post-baby.

After graduation I primarily have worked in small nonprofits in events and marketing. I am currently looking for freelance or full-time work in the Austin area in photography, digital marketing, copywriting, or design.

This blog started out as a place to speak on my journey through motherhood and a safe space to be transparent about my experiences dealing with (single) motherhood, state assistance, and custody issues. It has transformed into a platform of its own and now houses my photography, writing and digital design portfolio.

I began my photography business, Smart Cookie Photo, in December 2016 and have worked in a team and independently. I specialize in portraiture and capturing milestones.

I had my son in 2017 and began blogging early 2018 to document his and my journey. His father is of Afro-American and European descent. I am currently branding Low Key Nurturer and looking into funding and sponsorships to expand content, reach and scope.

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all business inquiries can be directed to: june@lowkeynurturer.blog