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.
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
Ashley & bump
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