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“Photography is the story I fail to put into words”

 
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My approach to photography…

My subject matter is people in love, weddings and engagements are my specialty. I have a Bachelors in Design and Visual Arts majoring in photography and have been assisting commercially and shooting weddings for seven years now.

I think one of the most important things about being a photographer of people is to create a comfortable environment, I want you to feel like you are with an old friend. Lets get to know each other, after all I am human too!

My photography style is a combination of observing and documenting the natural with a little bit of composing when needed. It is not everyday that you are in front of the camera so I will guide you when necessary and probably say or do something silly to hopefully make you laugh! Connection, landscape and light are three key ingredients for great photography. I want you to get lost in each other whilst I do my thaang and squeal about the light (I have been known to do this mid snap). It is an incredible honour to be asked to document and share one of the most special days of your life and I don't take the privilege lightly. I do my best to cover every angle of the day and make sure nothing goes amiss - from the little decorations, laughs and the tears, to the craziness of the day and the quiet moments in between.

I am based in Auckland, New Zealand but absolutely love travelling so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are outside the region. I love getting inspired by new places, be it in Auckland, Bali (like those two love birds on the left), or beyond, my camera is an extension of my heart and home.

A little bit about me…

I love love… People in love… Being in love… Doing what you love - to live with a full heart is a wonderful thing!

If I could describe my personality in 3 words it would be; enthusiastic, fun-loving and dorky. I think people are so cool and I want to be friends with most people that cross my path!

I grew up on a farm, currently live by the beach and have spent my fair share of time in the mountains. I am in awe of NZ and although appreciate a good window shop I would rather spend my time in nature.

Lastly I couldn’t not talk about my wonderful life partner Cameron who shows me constant love and support every day. He makes me feel invincible and totally accepted, he is proof of magic. We got engaged in the beautiful mountains by Lake Hawea and what better way to remember it by getting photos taken there too! (Totally biased but I think getting photos at every stage in life is important, memories fade but photos are for life!)

Credit to Charlotte Sowman who took the amazing photos below for us



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