ABOUT JOANNA

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

- MY STORY -

I started photographing weddings and portraits in 2011, and my path has naturally lead me in to commercial photography.  My years of experience working with anxious brides, and new mothers, has left me with an ability to connect with all my subjects, and instantly help them feel at ease and relaxed in front of the camera. Coming from a documentary background, I love story telling through images, which helps me capture the essence of your brand and company, making the images genuine, real, and instantly connectable to your audience.

I shoot with both artificial light, and natural light, in the studio, and on location, it completely depends upon the product I’m working with.

As a story teller, I love to work with brands that have a story to tell. The combination of my feminine eye, and my mixed shooting style of documentary & editorial, lends itself well to work with brands such as food & drink, interior styled shoots, and fashion & jewellery.

I live in Auckland, and I am a mama to 2 beautiful children. I came to New Zealand around 14 years ago from the UK, and fell in love with this country. With it’s stunning landscapes, creative and entrepreneurial people, it was the perfect fit. I enjoy travelling back to the UK regularly to photograph commissions. 

A few trivia facts about me:

I love good coffee, good wine, and good food.

Travel is a HUGE obsession, whether it’s experiencing new cultures, travelling long haul, or local weekend road tripping.

I could never live far away from the ocean.

I feel lucky every day that I make a living from something that I love.

I am a hopeless romantic.

I’m not much of a gym bunny, and instead enjoy keeping fit by fun past times, such as wake boarding, skiing, & snow boarding.