Whānau portraits - Investment guide

Open throughout the seasons of the maramataka to capture the precious, emotional + candid moments with whānau (family). 

Sessions can take place in the comfort of your own whare or on location within Hawkes Bay. Whether it be the expanding sands of the east coast where the tamariki (children) can run wild in with tangaroa, or the golden landscape of Rongokako to the ever-changing, cold wai of Maraetotara waterfall.

The possibilities are truly endless & rewarding. 

During our sessions, we will collaborate our visions for your whānau - the mission being to capture you all naturally & authentically.

Books are open for families, maternity - newborn to event & commercial



Q: If I want a Māori session, could you provide Korowai if I don’t own one?

A: The kakahu I make available are 2 “mock” Korowai that you are welcome to use. Please also be aware I do no longer offer or apply Moko / Kirituhi stamps.


Q: Can I pay off my session?

A: Yes, this is to ensure accessibility to everyone is open. A deposit is required to secure your date, the remainder ideally is paid before our shoot. 


Q: Do you print the photos?

A: At this stage, I can offer printing at an additional cost.  

The prints are not classic Harvey Norman cheap photo quality - this is fine art paper to cherish.

Q: Do you have gift vouchers available? 

A: Yes! Contact me to get your hands on one or three! I can also post anywhere in Aotearoa x

Vouchers are non-refundable 

Q: When should I book my hapūtanga shoot?

A: As soon as possible! The best time to shoot puku will be from 35-38 weeks.

Q: Do you travel outside Hawkes Bay?

A: Yes, there is an additional charge of 0.50c per km within 100ks & 0.75c over 100ks

Bookings outside Heretaunga / Ahuriri will require a 50% deposit.


Q: I’d like to meet before our session, are you open to this?

A: Absolutely, as my time is valuable there is a $50 consultation fee that is non-refundable. I am always free to kōrero via facebook or instagram at no charge. 

For my wedding package, this is included in the investment cost. 

Q: What do I wear?

A: Clothing is the most important element as it will make your portraits. I encourage everyone to avoid cliche clothing options ie: every one the same/blue jeans white tee, any clothing sporting logos or brands. Have a look online for outfit examples. My advice is to choose a color & work the whole whānau around it. 

I will also help you via style guide to ensure the best outcome in your photos

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