Canon Photography Award 2018
Bachelor of Design 2018
NZIPP Iris Awards - 2018: one silver, one bronze
-2016-17: three bronze
New Zealand Fashion Week photography competition 2018 - finalist
Canon Eyecon Competition 2017 - highly commended
I've always loved photography, as a teenager my bedroom walls were covered with National Geographic pictures rather than pop idols! After wanting to do it my whole life I finally bought myself a DSLR for my 40th birthday and applied to study photography at Ara. During my time there I discovered that I love portraiture, both in the studio and on location. I especially love photographing children and capturing their silliness and love for life.
As a trained teacher with many years of experience in community and youth work I also love sharing my passion for photography and using it in a way that can give people a voice to be heard and seen in society.
I recently held my first solo exhibition at Waipuna Trust ‘Don’t underestimate us’ featuring portraits of teenage parents with their babies. My current project involves taking portraits of working mothers and their children in their workplaces. I am collecting the mum's stories, and hope to put them together in an exhibition and book next year.