One of the greatest pleasures of photography for me is when I look through the lens of my camera and see the beauty of the person and capture that natural moment. When you see my photos you will know what I mean.
I was born and raised in Timaru and moved to Auckland in 1998. I have always enjoyed photography and I am self taught. I have so many photo albums from growing up, so many special memories and shows at an early age, the love I have for photography.
My family moved to Valencia, Spain in 2005, and while raising my 2 boys and supporting my husband with his career, I launched my photography business. In Valencia I worked with many international families involved with the America's Cup and local Spanish families. Like Auckland, Valencia has many beautiful backdrops which I utilized in my images.
Now living back in Auckland since the end of 2009, I am so excited that I can continue my business and have the opportunity to work with families in this beautiful place I call home. I have had the pleasure photographing 100's of families, lots of children at daycares and many companies. I absolutely love photographing weddings, so far capturing the special day for over 100 couples, with more booked in the next 14 months. I love my job! So many of my clients are regulars and because of my affordable sessions, I see them every year.
When I am not clicking away on my camera, you will find me keeping fit so I can run around with my children at their sports practices and games. I coach a few sports including Softball and I play 2nd Division Woman's Softball. My team won the Div1 North Harbour Champions in 2014. I try and compete in the Auckland half marathon every year. In 2013 I took up road cycling and in November 2013 my challenge was to cycle around Lake Taupo - Cycle Challenge which was 155km. I have completed it every year since and loads of other cycling events. In 2016 I completed the 70.3 Half Iron Man in Taupo. It was a huge achievement as I had to learn how to swim properly! In 2018 I ran my first Marathon and also conquered K2 which is a 185km bike race around the Coromandel. I also have my Level 3 in Football Refereeing and belong to NFF (Northern Football Federation) so I referee different senior and junior grades over winter, also supporting my son's team. I have also refereed at the top level in New Zealand for the National Woman's League which is from October to December. During the summer months, I also umpire softball (when I am not playing and coaching). I am absolutely loving it. I hope to get really good at it an get to a National level like I have with football refereeing.
Just to really fill every spare bit of time that I might have, I was elected onto the North Harbour Softball Board in 2019 and have just started my 2nd year. I am passionate about Softball, and sport in general and it is a great way to give back any expertise I can offer to help the softball community.