Client Love

To us the photographer we chose was one of the biggest decisions. The photos you get are a big part of the lasting memories you have of your special day. I can’t even remember how we found Gina but WOW I’m so glad we did. She was absolutely AMAZING. The photos we have ended with are so perfect – they match our style, they show our love and most of all they are just what we wanted. Even better she made us feel so comfortable on the day and leading up to the day. She was happy to answer all our questions. She found the most gorgeous spots for us to capture the day. 110% would recommend her to EVERYONE.

Sophie Bennet

Creative photography individually styled to suit your specific needs

It’s the story of you

From start to finish it is your story and my focus is providing you with a fun, stress-free place to create beautiful, timeless photos.

As your photographer and visual storyteller, it’s my responsibility to portray you in your best light, to understood you as a couple, an individual or a family and to reflect your unique style. For me to do that, you need to feel confident and comfortable.

Creating great photos involves earning trust and making connections. You’ll be inviting me into your most intimate events, into your family, or into your home. To create photos that you’ll be proud of for years to come, it’s vital that everyone feels at ease.

So why choose me over hundreds of other Auckland photographers? Here are just a few reasons why you might discover that I’m the photographer for you.

Capturing life, creating art

I hope you’ve already browsed my portfolios of wedding shoots, newborn photos, family portraits and pregnancy portraits and enjoyed the atmosphere, energy, and style in the real-life memories I’ve captured.

Every picture tells a story…let’s tell yours

When you look at a photo it has a feeling attached to it, so it’s really important that you feel comfortable and happy. To take stunning people shots, to capture infectious happiness, you need you to really enjoy working with the amazing people you meet. I do, and that comes across in the photos I create.

You can see from the photo galleries why I was the photographer Auckland couples and individuals trusted to create their portraits. I was able to capture true representations of them, their children or their family. If you still need convincing that I would be the wedding photographer to get those wedding photos you’ll love, or those special family portraits, then read on.

Why choose me as your wedding photographer?

Your wedding photos should be viewed as works of art and as your legacy because they remain long after the wedding cake has been cut and the flowers have wilted. Experienced wedding photographers can frame shots that other people couldn’t even imagine.

I have photographed a lot of weddings. Experience hones the senses so I can intuit and anticipate those special moments before they happen. Those moments are the hidden gems that cannot be created or planned. They are the small details as well as the wonderful, raw emotions. The in-between moments, the reactions, the candid after moments, and the moments that’ll stand the test of time. Photos you will cherish and talk about for years to come.

Personality is the key

The number one thing to look for in a photographer is personality. I love to capture natural, honest moments and connections between people. And you can’t do that as a photographer if you are bossy, uptight, irritating or bolshy. That approach will only result in lacklustre, awkwardly posed photographs.

I’m friendly, easy going and a people person. I expect the unexpected, which means I’m pretty much unflappable under pressure. As a parent, I know how to adapt easily, turn that frown upside down and be creative so I can document the natural emotions, laughter, tears and everything else that goes on.

Bringing your images to life

Input from you on the photos you have in mind is always encouraged; it makes meeting your expectations even easier for me, and I’ll be excited by your vision. I will ask lots of questions to create beautiful images that truly reflect you and your family.

But, I will also make suggestions in a clear and respectful way. It’s my responsibility to always be on the lookout for stunning shots and I will be quietly assertive enough to seek out great moments, clear enough to make group photos happen, cajoling enough to coax relaxed smiles and natural stances, enthusiastic enough to inspire and calm enough to be a positive force. I’m there to offer support, advice and guidance and my experience and professionalism will shine through during our photo shoots. But these are your moments, not mine, so you can trust that I will never dictate how the photo shoot will happen.

Great photos are all about good communication and making sure all important components are in frame.

Snap decisions with impact

Wedding photography and taking photos of newborns and portraits of toddlers requires hundreds of split-second decisions; if you’re not quick enough, the moment will pass. As an experienced, professional photographer I have the skills to make sure those moments are captured, forever, and I have the photography gear to shoot at any location at any time – plus I always have loads of backup equipment.

Snap happy Auckland photographer

I’m lucky enough to love what I do. When I have my camera in hand, I’m there to put all of myself into my work, to capture those beautiful moments or the details of your wedding you’ve worked so hard to bring to life.

Taking photos that are treasured forever makes me very proud. Even after all these years, I still feel honoured to think that I got to be a small part of people’s significant moments.

Wedding and family photographer Auckland wide and beyond

Your pregnancy, newborn or family portraits can be taken either at our studio 25 minutes north of Auckland city or on location. I’m available for mobile portraits across Auckland from Mt Wellington to Wellsford. I’m the wedding photographer Auckland couples trust to document the natural fun and excitement of their big day, but I am not just limited to Auckland photo shoots. We can do wedding photography throughout New Zealand and Australia. Just ask.