A Little About Me
Hi, I’m Rochelle. I share my life with my amazing husband and two great kids and a crazy cat called Sushi. We all live by the beach in Papamoa and we’re quite happy to sacrifice tiles for the sand between our toes, which is another way to say we live in a pretty old beach house and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We travel; we play on snow and on water. I’m pretty relaxed about most things and don’t sweat the small stuff.
I’ve had a camera in my hand since teenage years and my first photography job was adventure photography in Queenstown (yes it was as great as it sounds). This is where I met my best friend/husband, and after lots of travel and adventures we’ve ended up back where I grew up, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. I’ve been shooting weddings for (gulp) a while now and can honestly say sharing in a couples most important day of their lives is an honor and a beautiful privilege and dang it one hang of a lot of fun! If you are still reading this (your doing your homework which is great) ….have a read below as to how to how I like to approach my work and take a look at the FAQ tab on the right hand side of the page.
A little about how I work
I like to be able to tell a story through honest documentation and creativity. I really like to learn who my couples are, their story, how they met and where they’re going. I listen. So knowing what’s important to you is important to me. Capturing moments as they unfold is also important ….. keeping it natural and keeping it real. I’m proud to say every single image on this website is captured for real couples on their important day. There are no ‘staged’ photo-shoots. If you’ve had a wander through my site you will probably see I LOVE beautiful light and the opportunity to create something new, exciting and different for my couples. My approach is also to have you at ease so we can create some natural art together, keeping in mind some of the loveliest of images are often the ones where I’m working discreetly leaving you in your own company. We do need some direction on the day and it can all be done without fuss and a lot of interfering. When it comes to the location photography we’ll make it easy, somewhere with beautiful light, gorgeous scenery and we’ll make sure that it clicks with who you both are. I get the biggest kick from hearing how much my clients adore their photos and how it was actually a whole bunch of fun!
So take a good look around and if you click (again, sorry for the pun) with my work feel free to get in touch through email or connect through the contact form (or feel free to make a good old fashioned phone call to tell me about your day).