It all started when my grandparents bought me my first camera when I was seven. I spent hours setting up my barbies in mock wedding poses, determined to make some beautiful images. Fast forward 13 years to when I shot my first wedding in 2004. It was my friends wedding, it was with a borrowed film camera, and I was hooked!
Thirteen years on, after a lot of experience and learning, I successfully run my own photography business. And I love it. Why wouldn’t I? I get to go to tons of weddings, time my editing hours around my daughters needs and I meet varied and interesting people along the way.
I’m passionate about photography, and I am so happy to be able to capture the very best of human nature every week.
I subscribe to the belief that each and everyone one of us can live in a way that minimises our impact to both the environment and also benefits others. Even though my business is small, it’s really important to me that I’m doing my part in contributing to our global village in a way that is ethical and sustainable.
I choose light weight, NZ made recycled cardboard boxes for packaging.
I fill them with shredded recycled paper, and they can be reused or recycled when you are done with them.
Most of the printing of promotional products are also on recycled paper or card. The flash drives I use are made with FSC certified wood or bamboo, and all albums are ordered with Carbon Offset on delivery.
This organisation is an amazing source of hope, strength and support for human rights throughout the globe.
Please see their website for more details. www.equalitynow.org