A Brand New Love
It's been a long time, but I'm still a little in love with this gorgeous baby shoot. It was a breeze to work with new parents Jason and Kylie in their home in Auckland one sunny afternoon. Doing shoots at home means it's easy to get tired babies in the right time frame and is less stress for the parents. My mostly documentary style means I am able to capture the candid, real moments with a few happy posed pictures for the grandparents thrown in. A few pictures to treasure forever. x
A body is a work of art and that deserves to be celebrated. I loved working with the beautiful Jane on a stunning west coast beach to capture her beautiful, powerful and art-covered body. Empowerment shoots are all about capturing an essence of power, making people feel good and learning to accept and love their bodies in whatever form that may be. We are all a little different, so why not celebrate that by making some beautiful images to remember.
Love comes in many forms, whether it be platonic, romantic, monogamous or poly-amorous, for a little while, or a life time. I am all about it! Shooting this special lake side romance shoot was a tone of fun, making the most of those long summer nights with friends, swims and good vibes. If you're looking to capture any kind of special relationship, get in touch to see how we can make this happen x
It's hard to beat a stunning golden hour shoot when thinking about maternity photos. Aimee and I shot in a stunning location on the east coast of Auckland. We were so lucky to get such beautiful lighting on this gorgeous evening. Even if we did get a few sea lice bites in the process! Aimee later submitted these images into the "Bump & Me" magazine photography competition and our photo won a full spread in the mag and a whole load of awesome mum-to-be prizes for Aimee. Congrats to the beautiful mama.
It's always an honour to work with other creatives to make their visions for personal branding a reality. This simple, relaxed and easy at-home portrait shoot has been published all over NZ and international media as Ghazaleh Golbakhsh's book was released as a smash hit. As a writer, director and actress, this talented wahine can do it all. Check out some of her work here.
Pregnancy is a truly incredible time, and what your body goes through is kind of mind blowing. I love working with people who are experiencing the power and strength of what their bodies go through during pregnancy. And helping them to capture that feeling in photos, for generations to come with a maternity photoshooot. There's not many things worth celebrating more than the miracle of life! x
While in Cuba for a work trip I organised a photo shoot with local guide and model Swany. Just after sunrise we roamed the streets of old town Havana, finding all the most photogenic corners of the city as a stunning back drop for this portrait shoot. To see more of Cuba and shop photography prints from Havana, click here and bring the Cuban magic to your home.
Rosie & Niels
On my last trip to Paris I met up with the incredibly talented career coach Rosie from Badass Careers. This bright kiwi and her French partner were living in Paris at the same time as me before moving back to New Zealand to focus on their careers and explore the majestic landscapes of Aotearoa.
Rosie and I worked together to create some fun and dynamic branding photos to launch her new careers website. For this shoot, we aimed to incorporate Rosie's brand colours in her images and specifically chose locations to suit. I love the result of this personal branding shoot, and that her partner was able to jump in a few of the photos. Making the most of such a romantic backdrop! To see how the images look on Rosie's awesome website. Click here.
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Clayton & Angie
Clayton and Angie joined me for a special shoot in front of the Eiffel tower to celebrate their five year anniversary. It was wonderful to spend a sunny morning in Paris with the American couple who had come over for a vacation. I am greatly looking forward to getting back to shooting sunrise shoots in Paris again in 2022.
My first Auckland empowerment shoot for 2021 was with beautiful model Comfort. Having to drastically rearrange life in 2020 pushed me in a new direction as a photographer, and by the end of it I was suddenly sure of what I was meant to be doing. So it was an honor to shoot my first focused empowerment photo shoot with Comfort in New Zealand. I really felt like I had found my calling, and this was the first of many shoots I would be doing in 2021. These empowerment shoots not only empower the model, but leave me feeling empowered as a photographer too. I love to see the power of diversity shine through my lens. x