Oh hello!

I'm Emma, a photographer / stylist / brand creative type,  wife to Ben, mum to two and wearer of many hats.

This isn't your typical story of having a life long passion in photography although I did grow up in Hawkes Bay in the 80's and remember my Nana giving me my first film camera when I was about 6 years old. It seemed massive at the time and I always got the film jammed which was probably not a bad thing because my dad would always take photo's of his blinking feet. I loved taking photo's but my creative career started with me moving to Wellington and getting a job at a bank. See, definitely not your typical creative journey! I became a Nanny, a Nail and Beauty Technician working on the other side of cameras, I did some must do fun jobs, some admin stuff and then became a Recruitment Specialist where I learnt a lot about kiwi businesses, sales and marketing and how to run your own business. Somewhere in there I came back to photography and found myself eventually studying a Diploma in Photography as an adult student.

I've also owned an online store so really understand, some of the challenges businesses can face with their branding and online presence which means I can be more hands on and take an innovative approach to photography and branding projects.

You'll always find me experimenting with interiors, props and DIY. I'm super handy at building sets, although hammering a nail straight's a bit hit and miss some days! I love a touch of whimsy. Moody lighting, neutrals and big open spaces. I mix the old with the new and there's always music playing somewhere to help set the vibe.

Colour pops and instagram are my jam. I'm a bit of a foodie too but despite my name, I'm not the worlds best baker *sad face* so you need to give me a few minutes and a camera and so I can make my creations look amazing!

If you made it this far - thanks - why not come and follow me or get in touch to work with me.

— 2017 PROJECT