Hi, I'm Jane! I live here in Lower Hutt with my hubby Sam and my two amazing (but sometimes feral) children, Bailey (13) and Ella (8 going on 18).
We live right next to the gorgeous river, which is perfect for beautiful natural photos if you prefer an outdoor look.
This is me: (yes I realise the irony of a photographer selfie!!)
We have just completed a large scale renovation to give us a beautiful new indoor natural light studio which is perfect for all kinds of photoshoots and a wonderful wet weather backup!
My photos are REAL - they're personal to YOU and what you and your family are about.
In years to come I want you to look back at photos you can FEEL - not just a pretty picture.
I do my best to avoid cookie-cutter shots so that your photos are completely unique to you. This means capturing your family dynamic - how you interact - what your kids are into - all of you together - HAVING FUN!! And everything inbetwen. Thats what my sessions are all about.
I'm down to earth and a bit dorky, but I love having fun and playing with kids (and adults!) to get the most natural, genuine expressions. As parents you'll spend most of the time smiling too!
A few things you might like to know about me....
* I am a PROFESSIONAL, NZIPP Qualified and experienced photographer - over 8 years in business here in Lower Hutt & Wellington
* I LOVE babies and children and I know all the tricks to get great photos of them! Some would say a baby whisperer!
* I'm fun, lighthearted and easy to be around which means natural and relaxed photos of you
* I was named a finalist in the classic portrait category at the 2015 NZIPP Iris Awards and gained my masters. I also gained my fellowship of the NZIPP in 2016 along with my first GOLD award - one of my goals ticked off!
* I love photos that show your childrens true personalities and your family relationships, whatever that may be... truly YOU.
* I do not need newborns to be under 10 days old OR asleep to get good photos - I believe in baby-led posing (with perfecting from me!)
My home studio is BRAND NEW, bright, warm and cosy and lends itself to lots of different types of photography - newborns, babies, maternity & pregnancy, families and couples. The outdoor area I shoot in is literally at my back door and runs right down to the river so we can do lots of different looks! I'm very spoiled to live in such an amazing spot!
Don't be fooled by cheap, inexperienced photographers!! You don't get the option to redo your precious photos, and you have YEARS to look back on the photos of your children and family. MAKE IT COUNT.
I am also an active volunteer photographer for Heartfelt - www.heartfelt.org.au - An amazing Australian & NZ charity who photograph Angel Babies & terminally ill children.
I strongly believe in using my skills to give back to the community and I also donate goats (sounds so strange!) to WorldVision and commit multiple random acts of kindness! You should try it some time - it's a wonderful thing to do. Basically, I try to be a good human.
2017 NZIPP IRIS AWARDS - 2 silvers (ran out of time to enter more!!)
2016 NZIPP Iris Awards - 1 gold, 6 silvers, 2 bronzes. Named "Fellow" (FNZIPP) of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography
2015 NZIPP Iris Awards - 5 Silvers, 3 Bronzes. Named Master of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography (MNZIPP), FINALIST - Classic Portrait Category
At the 2015 NZIPP Iris Print Awards I was named a finalist in the "Classic Portrait" category. Ok, so I didn't win but getting that far is a pretty big deal!! I also came away with 5 silvers and 3 bronzes, as well as a shiny red medal for now reaching "Master of Photography" status. I really hate blowing my own trumpet, but I'm pretty proud of all the hard work I have put in!! Just wanted to share :)
Why NZIPP? The NZ Institute of Professional Photography provides a tough review and qualification process that only a tiny number of Wellington photographers have passed. I am one of those. In a time where anyone with a camera can claim to be a professional photographer, it is EXTRA important to choose one who not only commits to delivering consistent technical competence, but also adheres to a strict code of ethics and and professional conduct. I urge you to consider these points when making the important decision to choose a professional photographer.
So, what's next?Get in touch to have a chat and book yourself a photo session! PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
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