Hi, I'm Tegan

I've been married for 19 years and I have two daughters, aged 14 & 15. I've been a professional photographer for over thirteen years, shooting weddings, families and newborns and in the corporate sector. I've been volunteering for hospice as their photographer for a couple of years, and it's been an honour to work with many lovely people and families over this time.

My Shooting style

My personality while shooting might best be described as enthusiastic. I get super excited when the light is perfect and the scene in front of me is inspiring. I might even squeal a little. I've been known to climb trees and fences to get the shot, as well as lying on the ground (or hiding in bushes - #notcreepy). I sing off key to the music we're playing, I'll chase kids around, make mum jokes, and it's fair to say that I've developed some epic smile wrinkles from grinning behind the camera all day.

Fun Facts

  • I'm currently learning Spanish and NZ sign language but I'll be a while away before being able to converse properly.
  • In July 2022 I had a PAO surgery on my right hip to fix my hip dysplasia in the hopes that I'll be able to run again and live life with a pain free hip.
  • I have a nine year old Husky called Maiden, named after Iron Maiden, whom I've seen in concert three times.
  • I have many friends who are also photographers and we strongly believe in Community over competition.

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My strange fear

Moths. I have a bizarre fear of moths.  They have moth dust and they get in people's ears. Eww. You should have seen me when I took the kids to Butterfly World. It was the stuff from my nightmares.

I'm a home-body

Give me an episode of Game of Thrones or The Last Kingdom, some dark chocolate and a warm fire and I'm one happy gal.  My 'to read' book list is as long as my Netflix 'to watch' list, and there are not enough hours in my life to consume all of that goodness.

But I love travel

So far, I've made it to the USA a couple of times, Bali, Fiji + Aussie. I have full on travel fomo and I'm desperate to see more of the world! Croatia, Italy, China, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam - I wanna go!! (seriously, if you want me to do your wedding in Greece, I am DOWN with that. 

My Vices

Lasagne, coriander, old heavy metal, pygmy marmosets, warm slippers, short hikes, reading, autumn, bourbon, dancing, The Armchair Expert Podcast, painting, and zombie movies.

And just so you know - I'm fully vaccinated.

“Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful.”―L.R. Knost