I have lived in Auckland, New Zealand for over two decades. Having professionally photographed weddings and events for over 16 years. I did my Art and Design degree at AUT. A university project has spawned into my passion. I was at Avondale Sunday Market for a whole year and took more than 8000 photos with my old faithful Canon Powershot A70. I put the best shots in a book named Facing the Faces and self-published it in 2006. I have over 10 years of working experience in the media industry. I was an AirBnB.com contract photographer for 4 years. I am a Getty Image contributor in New Zealand. In 2021, I was awarded Google Maps Local Guide Guiding Star.
You can always meet interesting people at a photo shoot. Whenever there is assignments, wedding, events, or even engagement, people are always dressed up. As a photographer, you will need to capture the best of their images. This is always a challenge, even for experienced photographers. I do like this challenge. My approach is always to go above and beyond for my clients. I tend to take more photos than they need. When I get their positive feedback, I pride myself on being a photographer and being a part of their big day.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I will have a variety of shoots: wide angle, mid-range, and close-up. Choosing the right spot with good lighting can really make it special. Also, good communication skills will help.
A fun fact about this photographer
My second book is in preparation. The name of the book is PEOPLE, PHOTOGRAPHY. It's a collection of my best shots in the last 16 years. I was lucky to have a foreword from Steve McCurry with the help from his assistant Tom based in New York City, who happened to be a Kiwi.