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.
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
I am finally sharing some favourite shots from a fabulous styled shoot with a group of talented creative women in Auckland recently. I was joined by models Ashley Mcinroe and Lyndi Barret in this gorgeous west coast location to model clothes by My Keeper NZ and make up by Giovanna Neill. I love doing photo shoots like this and collaborating with talented fashion creatives to create magic. For this fashion & empowerment shoot we focused on honoring our mother earth and the power of women. Empowerment portraits have not only an important effect on ourselves but an effect on those around us as well, including our environment. I consider myself very lucky to be able to shoot in such special locations provided to us by Papatūānuku.
I am in love with the results of this sensuous empowerment boudoir shoot with French belle, Audrey. Something so simple as a little bit of natural light from a window can have such a beautiful effect, highlighting the natural curves and lines of bodies. Even the smallest of spaced can work well as a studio if you know how to use the light. If you're looking to book a photo shoot in your own home please get in touch. x
It was an honor to photography Ashley again for a maternity shoot in Auckland just before she was due to give birth to a beautiful little girl. The stunning yellow dress she wore complimented the surroundings of the bay at sunset. This was such a special way for her to capture her bump before her body changed once more. Pregnant bodies are truly amazing!
Remembering back to this spring time shoot with the gorgeous Ashley McInroe in Auckland's Domain Winter Gardens. This turned out to be the perfect location for a spring time fashion photoshoot and we were able to capture some stunning portraits among the flowers and greenery. If you're looking for your own personal branding or portrait session please contact me for more info x
I was so lucky to spend a morning with fashion model and influencer Anna Cossack one sunny morning in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. We made the most of the spring cherry blossoms and the soft rising sun, braving the cold to produce these crsip and dreamy photos! If you're ever in Paris during spring time, make sure you ad the Jardin des Plantes to your list of must sees for some beautiful floral eruptions!
As part of a fabulous styled shoot in the Loire Valley, I was lucky enough to be able to photograph 3 wonderful women for a styled shoot at Manoir de Jouralem. The weekend was one packed with creativity and female energy, celebrating and a long list of incredible female run businesses and freelancers. I truly fell in love with the romantic location we were shooting with as well as many of the stunning products we were showcasing. This was a great way to network with a new group of wedding vendors and practice a lot of fast paced group shooting with other photographers. Thanks to all the women and vendors listed below for making this all happen! x
When Joanna approached me about doing a boudoir shoot in Paris I was super excited as boudoir is probably my favourite kind of shoot to do. I find it both challenging and simultaneously easy as I think women are just the most beautiful beings in the world. Although a little nervous Joanna was a total natural in front of the camera and the result of that was some classic, gorgeous, dreamy images. She shared them on her Instagram and with over 27k followers received an abundance of positive and supporting comments which is exactly the kind of community I like to create when it comes to body positivity and women's sexuality. Joanna is an extremely accomplished marketing and PR manager for some very well known restaurants and I love that she has managed to not shy away from the fact that women can be both sexy and successful! Thank you Joanna for trusting me with this and for being such a supportive female role model! x