Family portraits 

Family photoshoots are one of my favourite things to do. I have met so many great kids and lovely parents, and had a real blast at the same time. I like to do the shoots outside so the kids can run around and enjoy themselves. New Zealand is perfect for this - there is always a beach, a park or a playground nearby. Shooting outside gets rid of any awkwardness (for both kids and parents!) and ensures the images we end up with really capture your family in a way that will speak to you for years to come.

Past clients have said: 

"When I met Rachel, instantly you just know she's absolutely lovely. My daughter took to her so well and Ailani didn't give her any grief during the photoshoot because Rachel interacted with her well. Her professionalism was great and what I loved about her was that she didn't rush us. She worked around baby's needs which was perfect. Her photos are exactly what I hoped they'd be. She's captured us all in a way that has me staring at the photos quite often & in awe of her talent. I've recommended her to quite a few people. I highly rate her work, professionalism & I wish her the best of luck."     Jane & family, 2013

"Rachel took some fantastic photos for us. She was well organised and it was a really fun photo shoot for all of us. We're more than happy to recommend Rachel as a photographer." Sarah and Lee, 2013

"We couldn't be more happier with the photos that Rachel took of our family. Taking photos of a wriggly 6 month old is difficult at the best of times, but Rachel managed so well and captured such special moments with our little boy. We would be happy to recommend her work to anybody as we were so happy with the photo shoot on the day and the photos as a result." Yvanca, Gordon and Tumanako, 2013

"Excellent to deal with, made us all feel comfortable during the shoot.  A great overall experience."    Charlotte, 2013.

"We had a wonderful experience with Rachel. She was fantastic in working with our ideas, and extremely patient with our baby Harry. She made us laugh and feel at ease, and at the same time was professional in providing direction so that we didn't feel awkward and wondering what to do with ourselves! She really managed to get the best out of all of us. We are already wondering which of Harry's upcoming milestones we would like her to shoot next!"     Sarah & Gavin, 2013

Wedding photography 

Very little can compete with the chance to capture someone's wedding day. I have had the privilege of photographing some incredible wedding days - including a small wedding in the countryside of Northland, to a 3 day Maori wedding at a marae on Great Barrier Island and a wedding on a small island in Vanuatu. 

"Our day was amazing! Working with Rachel was such a breeze making it all the better. She is such an easy person to get along with, communicate with and she had awesome direction during our wedding day photo shoot. She made it fun and we would definitely recommend her." Matt & Jaimee, 2013.

"Rachel was the photographer for our wedding last month and the images she captured far surpassed our hopes and expectations. Rachel was with us all day, from our morning preparations, through the service and into the reception. Her wonderful happy, relaxed and professional attitude made us all feel so comfortable, we even came to enjoy having our pictures taken.

Before the wedding day we had a lovely chat that really helped put my mind at ease. With so many visitors from abroad we didn’t want to miss anyone out of the photos. Again Rachel surpassed our expectations and got all the posed pictures we’d hoped for, plus a stunning collection of candid shots. Every time I look through them I am transported back to the magic of the day.

In every single way Rachel was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. If you would like a phone reference, we’d be happy to oblige, plus you are very welcome to browse our wedding photos as proof!" 

Anona & Dave Ward, 2013.