Thanks for stopping by! I love photos as this way of paying attention to life - to the people around me, to the small, ordinary things, to the world around me, that make being alive this extraordinary thing. I think I popped out of the womb however this total type A, driven type, and so it's been (and still is!) a steep learning curve to realise this - my 20s were a blur of this, corporate life and popping out three little people. Somewhere in my 30s, about the same time I picked up a camera to start photographing weddings, I realised the stuff that made me really happy was right in front of me - my family, the small, ordinary moments of life, the smell of freshly ground coffee beans, being outdoors - I love the power of photos to help you be fully present to your life, to capture what your now.
When I'm not photographing, I love to explore, to travel, to discover new places, whether it's a mountain trail, a new place to eat, a small town op-shop or a possible photo location. I love climbing and hiking and my e-bike (yes they're amazing! get one!) - getting outside as much as possible. I spend way too much time location scouting if it means I can explore a new place. I love to meet new people and hear their stories, so I feel unbelievably lucky getting paid to do all of this with a camera in my hand, to create beautiful images of people and their lives.
I've got two crazy, crazy munchkins, Dan and Josh (which makes for a constant source of great photo ops), one adorable bubs Benji, and one amazing husband who passed on his love of photography to me, who being obsessed with his bikes does things like ride the length and breadth of New Zealand for fun (we have very different versions of fun! at least this way someone is always home to make sure our kids are kept alive!).
We feel super lucky to have the life that we do, and we're aware not everyone has the same opportunities, so we’ve partnered with the Against Malaria Foundation to donate 10% of your total fee to providing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to protect against malaria in developing countries. 500,000 people die each year from this entirely preventable illness – and one net only costs $3. For why we’ve chosen this organisation, a registered NZ charity, see www.givewell.org and check out www.effectivealtruism.nz for more, including details of how you can donate tax free in NZ to Against Malaria Foundation.
I shoot mainly in the North island of New Zealand, but am more than happy to travel. I'd love to have a chat about what you're looking for, whether wedding photography or family 'day in the life' shoot, and if we'd be a good fit for each other - so if you're keen to know more you can get in touch below...
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We only take a limited number of bookings each season so it helps to get a bit more information on whether we'd be a good fit!