Kia ora and thanks for visiting my website.

I am a documentary-style photographer based in Newtown, Wellington. I like to photograph scenes as they happen, taking candid images that capture the essence and personality of the subject. I photograph weddings, events, landscapes, tiny details, city streets, vibrant colours, bands, festivals, the fruits of my garden, wherever my eye is drawn.

Please note, I will be on maternity leave from 1 April 2021 for a year and not taking on work during this time. I will not be monitoring my inbox from 1 June – 1 October 2021. Wishing you all the best with finding a photographer that meets your needs.

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You have made the event and our people look like film stars! So many of your images will be able to be used to promote the work we do further and most of all you captured so much of the magic of the night which is hard to convey. Thanks so much!

Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa

Thanks so much for the photos. They are such a wonderful record of the day, and we feel very blessed to have them. Lots of people have commented on both the photos and the lovely presence you had on the day. 

Alison & Marc, Just Married

Thank you, Vanessa, for beautifully capturing our event! The photos you took are truly amazing and bring back so many magical moments of the day. From the moment we first engage you for your services, to on the day and then following up with the end result, you made everything so easy! Everyone adored your bubbly personality and it just felt like you were part of the whanau. We will definitely be using you for any future events.

Arohanui, The Kaiwai Whanau

We just loved receiving the photos from our Zero Waste Expo which showed so many incredible candid moments and generally provided us with an excellent resource to showcase the event much further than we would have been able to otherwise. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vanessa as a photographer!

Renee & Eryn, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre