Behind the lens
Life’s been a bit of an adventure so far. I grew up in Auckland, spent 4 years in London, 6 years in California, then moved to Hawkes Bay in 2011. Whether it’s a long leisurely lunch at a favourite vineyard or a hike up Te Mata Peak, I love everything this region has to offer. It’s no surprise it’s such a popular wedding destination for so many couples.
As much as I love adventure I’m not a fan of the cold, so in the winter and the wedding season lull, if we’re not escaping to a sunnier climate, I’m happy snuggled up on the couch with some reality TV and a glass of wine.
It takes a team…
While I’m the girl behind the camera and can guarantee you a set of stunning images, I believe the most incredible and stress-free wedding days come about when you surround yourselves with like-minded vendors who trust each other, love working together and share the same standards of professionalism. Over the years I have developed strong networks and relationships with some of Hawkes Bay’s best wedding professionals and would love to share my recommendations with you. I know who can be relied on to apply a flawless makeup finish, who does the best florals in town, who is consistently on time and who genuinely cares about their couples and their wedding day experience as much as I do.
On all weddings I work with an assistant and have a number of very talented second photographers I can call on if you select that option. We go into a wedding day knowing that at some point, we may be lacing your dress, helping the guys with their buttonholes or pulling out the sewing kit. My assistant is gathering guests and family members for group photos (think herding cats), carrying gear and liaising with key vendors to ensure your day runs smoothly and on time. She’s even been known to change the odd nappy!
Working with a trusted assistant and a team of vendors I can rely on, gives me the ability to focus solely on telling your story, carefully observing and anticipating events as they unfold, and capturing those precious candid moments I know you will treasure.
working with me
Five things you should know
1. I love my couples
Without you my business wouldn’t exist. I’m passionate about your experience and work hard to ensure you feel valued, respected and appreciated. I rely on happy clients to spread the word, so you can be 100% sure you matter more than anything else.
2. I’m always here for you
Email me, text me, or give me a call. You won’t have to wait long to hear back from me. I’m here for you from the beginning to the very end and everything in between.
3. I get it
The process of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. You are embarking on one of the biggest spending and decision making periods of your lives. It’s not unheard of to have days when you want to lock yourself in a dark room with a bottle of red wine and a box of Tim Tams (dark chocolate of course) because the pressure to have the ‘perfect day’ can become too much. Been there, done that. Trust me – I get it!
4. Trust is everything
I’m asking you to trust me to capture your precious memories. It’s a big ask. I don’t take it lightly.
5. I do this because I love it
I am truly, madly and deeply head over heels in love with weddings.
Your Wedding Day Experience
An unforgettable experience
for an unforgettable day
While I’m devoted to creating stunning images for you, I value your experience above everything.