Category Archives: Wellington Portrait Photography

Hi! Thanks for checking out our Portrait Photography. We’re blessed to live here in Wellington with an amazing locations, and I want to photograph you, and your loved ones at one of those spectacular spots.

Whether you are looking to have new family photos, or you would like beautiful portraits for yourself, give me a call and we’ll set something up.

In the meantime, read a little some of the blog posts below, or have a look at the portfolio.

Kodak Gold Awards

I was so happy (not to mention surprised!) to receive two silvers in the categories I entered in the Kodak Gold Awards this year! It was my first time entering a New Zealand competition, but like many photographers my connection to Kodak goes back years and years, to the first blurry photos taken off film…

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  • Dale LempaMarch 18, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Great work; congrats!

  • Albert PalmerMarch 18, 2013 - 9:50 am

    Congratulations Mary! You must be so pleased :o) The images look sensational – esp that second one.

  • dustinMarch 18, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Congrats! That is awesome!

  • LuisMarch 18, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    Congrats Mary!! Very well deserving, you rock!

  • Lyn Ismael-BennettMarch 18, 2013 - 6:59 pm

    Congratulations, Mary. These are amazing!

  • Joseph WestMarch 18, 2013 - 7:20 pm

    Congratulations! I love the last photo. Reflection = the bomb.

  • Michael WachniakMarch 18, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    Congratulations! Very well done!

  • SamMarch 18, 2013 - 11:31 pm

    Massive congrats Mary, well done!

  • tim riddickMarch 19, 2013 - 1:23 am

    like whoa CONGRATULATIONS!

  • VictoriaMarch 19, 2013 - 4:16 am

    Congrats Mary! So awesome.

  • David Campbell ImageryMarch 19, 2013 - 10:43 am

    Congrats, well deserved!

  • Edward MaurerMarch 19, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Congratulations. Brilliant work.

  • AshleyMarch 20, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    Congratulations! These are beautiful!!

  • RebeccaMarch 26, 2013 - 3:28 am

    Congratulations Mary! Well deserved 🙂

  • Stefan HellbergMarch 26, 2013 - 9:54 am

    Congratz!!

  • Jason JarvisMarch 27, 2013 - 1:08 am

    I love your images! I’ve been on your site for about 20 minutes looking at all of them!

  • Aruba Wedding PhotographerMarch 27, 2013 - 10:30 am

    Congratulations. Always nice to receive awards as an appreciation of your work!

  • Charlotte Wedding PhotographerMarch 28, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    This is awesome! Congratulations.

  • Luis GodinezMarch 29, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Omg, Mary!! Congrats and that image of the dancer is stunning!

  • mathiasApril 2, 2013 - 7:13 pm

    congrats! love the image of the dancer!!

  • Wedding Houston PhotographerOctober 14, 2014 - 4:52 am

    Just beautiful!! I love the photos…

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  • NickFebruary 12, 2013 - 5:25 am

    Great idea – I hope you find a couple! Make sure you post the results up for us to see if you do.

  • David CampbellFebruary 12, 2013 - 7:49 am

    What a cool idea! Best of luck!

  • JeanFebruary 12, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Oh, how fun! What an awesome concept!

  • AvelaineFebruary 12, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Ooh how fun! I can’t wait to see the winning couple’s pictures!

  • Veronica VarosFebruary 12, 2013 - 8:33 pm

    Oh, I love this idea! I’m super excited to see the end result!

  • Heather JFebruary 12, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    What an awesome idea. I’m excited to see the result!

  • Kelsie TaylorFebruary 13, 2013 - 2:47 am

    so exciting! i’ve always wanted to shoot a proposal. 🙂

  • Aruba Wedding PhotographerFebruary 16, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Fun idea! Will come back to see the results!

Leah | Contemporary Dancer | Wellington Dance Photography

This is a a bit of an unusual post for me. I specialize in weddings and I love doing so. I put every hour of my work day into photographing couples in love, editing the images, and then working on upskilling myself to do a better job the next time. But every now and then a chance…

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  • Michelle EdmondshJanuary 27, 2012 - 3:57 am

    So gorgeous. The movement and feel you captured is incredible. I love dance!

  • LanaJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:07 am

    would have had no idea this was not your comfort zone if you hadn’t said so Mary. Very beautiful… makes me wish I could dance.

  • Andy BarnhartJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:49 am

    Great photos! Something different, I like it!

  • SarahJanuary 27, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous shots, my favorites are the set with the brown floor and the spot of light in the middle, stunning.

  • NickJanuary 27, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Mary, these are awesome!! LOVE the second one.

  • Sam GibsonJanuary 27, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    I think dance can be really hard to capture well in a photography Mary but you’ve done an excellent job! I really like the ones with the skylight above her – great stuff.

  • Derek ChristieJanuary 27, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Simply beautiful. The shapes of the human form can be so beautiful sometimes. These are great especially when you look at how little light you had to work with. You’ve created excellent images and i bet she was delighted.

  • Lyn Ismael-BennettJanuary 27, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    #8 is the bomb! Great set of images!

  • TeresaJanuary 28, 2012 - 2:27 am

    Great job! Love the first one and the second to last!

  • KyleJanuary 28, 2012 - 5:25 am

    That second to last one is SUCH a jawdropper!

  • HeatherJanuary 28, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    These are soo cool! I just decided I might want to be a ballerina haha

  • Lisa NovakowskiJanuary 28, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Beautiful! She exudes grace, and your photos totally capture her grace. I love all the locations and your use of found light!

  • kong waiJanuary 28, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    So cool, Beautiful !! many great photos here

  • DerekMarch 4, 2012 - 3:00 am

    Incredible shots Mary! Love the ones in the studio that are in color.

  • AnjaJanuary 17, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    Very nice, Mary! I have this in my head as well – portrait of a dancer. You reminded me of pursuing my forgotten goals and trying new things. I love the way you captured her. Great job!

  • ryanJanuary 17, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    I absolutely love that first one. Gorgeous!

One frame | Who needs a studio | Contemporary Dance Photography

For dancers, studios represent the best possible environment in which to practice their craft; same goes for musicians in their studios, photographers in theirs, painters in their art studios and gymnasts in their gyms. But sometimes great art happens away from those perfect, controlled environments. Sometimes a dusty old school hall on threadbare carpet has…

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  • NoraJanuary 21, 2012 - 6:14 am

    Wow!!!!

  • XantheJanuary 21, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Damn, Nora already said what I was planning to say :pout:. So many elements are brought together in this image, it’s absolutely arresting, Mary.

  • /mariahedengrenJanuary 21, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    This image is simple and complex at the same time. Captivating.

  • JosephJanuary 21, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Well done on seeing that light and using it so well.

  • Anne Marie CarsonJanuary 21, 2012 - 6:06 pm

    This is amazing… your framing and composition combined with the use of available light turned that school hallway into something magical.

  • Thomas LesterJanuary 21, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    Love it!

  • porterJanuary 21, 2012 - 10:56 pm

    umm….WOAH. this is STUNNING on like 18 different levels, gorgeous

  • Derek ChristieJanuary 22, 2012 - 12:28 am

    Beautiful use of light and the reflection seals it. Nice shot.

  • Daniel KriegerJanuary 22, 2012 - 12:35 am

    Really nice artistic shot here.

  • ShyannJanuary 22, 2012 - 12:41 am

    :O .. this is so awesome!! LOVE

  • Heahter ParkerJanuary 22, 2012 - 3:44 am

    Love that she is in between two different squares of light.

  • ALMAJanuary 22, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    Whoa..

  • JohannaJanuary 22, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Wow. Love this frame so much!

  • DavidJanuary 22, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    I’m sorry, but a single blog post isn’t enough to express how awesome this photo is.I could try but wouldn’t do the shot any justice

  • Nessa KJanuary 25, 2012 - 11:19 pm

    This is gorgeous. <3

  • Ric LathamJanuary 26, 2012 - 1:37 am

    Simply stunning !

  • Doug LoganJanuary 30, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    This is a beautiful image. I love the reflection!

  • Ezra ShieldFebruary 14, 2012 - 9:54 pm

    I love this photo 🙂

  • DerekMarch 4, 2012 - 1:00 am

    Love this!!

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