Do more of what makes you happy.
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to check out my website! I am a Pauatahanui based Equestrian Event photographer. I started my small photography business in 2011 and I've been attending local events with my camera since.
My love for photography started from an early age - just like my love for horses. So putting the two together I realised how passionate I am for equestrian event photography. I wanted to take photos of riders how I would want others to take photos of me and I have gained many loyal and lovely customers over the years who have supported me and encouraged me with everything.
I haven't been competing for a few seasons now, which has helped to really get my business up and running. In that time I've been able to travel events further away and gain more customers.
I now have a 1 1/2 year old baby girl who is more than happy to come along to local shows with me. Because of the demands of having her with me, it means I may not take as many photos as I would like or be able to travel as far as I have previously.
Me and my old horse, Hope. Photo courtesy of Hollow and Co.
Me photographing my favourite event at QEP.
My daughter, Sophie.
• Pauatahanui Pony Club - web editor, club photographer
• Eventing Wellington Committee (QEP) - event photography
•Recon Security - a national security firm. In this role I created material for their website. This involved filming and editing testimonials while also taking photos for advertising purposes.
• 2014 GOPI Photography Competition:
-1st Recreation category - with 'A Girl and Her Pony'
-Highly Commended for Artistic category - with 'Golden Sunset - Triptych'
-Highly Commended for Nature category - with 'Golden Sunset'
-Highly Commended for Recreation category - with 'Walking into the Inlet'
• 2014 Horse of the Year Show
- I attended the show as a commercial photographer, amongst New Zealand's most talented equestrian photographers.
• 2013 Horse of the Year Show
-My photo of Vicki Wilson and Showtym Spotlight rearing at the Friday Night Extravaganza was used for advertising the show the following year.
• 2011 Equine FourFlax Label Competition:
-My winning photo of 'Henry' the Bay Thoroughbred was on the Equine Label of FourFlax Flax Seed Oil for 6 months.
•2011 GOPI Photography Competition:
-1st Youth Section-Scenic Impressions
-1st Youth Section-Human Impact
• 2009 International CIWEM's Environmental Photographer of the Year:
-Runner up/Shortlisting process (I was invited to Convent Garden, London in October 2009 for an Award Ceremony for the competition).