Whānau portraits - Investment guide

Open throughout the seasons of the maramtaka to capture the precious 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

Also available is fine art printing - to retain authenticity of your taonga whakaahua

Families - Whānau


Investment details: 



30 mins on-location shooting time

Recommended for whānau of 2 - 3

Receive your full online gallery (min 20 - High res)

Payment plans open




60 mins on-location shooting time 

Recommended for whānau of 3 - 6

Receive your full online gallery (min 40 - High res)

Payment plans open




90 mins on-location shooting time

Recommended for whānau 6 +

Receive your full online gallery (min 60 - High res)

Payment plans open

2 x A3 fine art prints of your choice


Maternity - Hapūtanga


Investment details: 

Māmā package:

Up to 40 minutes of shooting time

Up to 2 people

All best images from the session included (min 20 - High res)

Personal online gallery

Payment plans open 


Piripoho package:

Hapūtanga / maternity session before 38 weeks

Up to 40 minutes of shooting time for up to two people

Piripoho / newborn session within the first week of birth in the comfort of your own whare.

Personal online gallery

2 A3 fine art prints of your choosing

Payment plans open





Pre booking hui + contract signing

Packages from full day to engagement

Personal online gallery where portraits can be downloaded & shared

Payment plans open 

Investment starts at $800 - $1500

Contact me to save your date

Commercial - Branding - Events



Pre-booking hui + contract signing

Investment starts at $110 an hour

Lets have a kōrero



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. 

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