I am a Wellington based portrait photographer, specialising in women’s portraiture, kids and family portraits and personal branding photography.
I decided to specialise in portraiture because, growing up, there always were family portraits on the wall which, I guess gave us a sense of connection. And of special significance was my grandfather’s portrait. He was gone long before I was born but my father would tell us stories about him. Through these stories and his photo on the wall, I was able to form a bond with him that exists even today. He is a living presence in my life. However, I don’t know what my grandma looks like because till date I haven’t been able to locate a photo of hers. A void that will never be filled.
It became my mission to create, for posterity, beautiful portraits of people (especially women) and their families, so that they can not only be a constant reminder of family bonds but also cherished by future generations after they are gone. This became my ‘why’ to become a portrait photographer.