Relaxed and Natural Photography

Hamilton Sessions


There are some great parks and spots for family shoots in or near Hamilton. Maybe a bush area, a playground, or perhaps a cool urban shoot.

Relaxed, bring the dog

In the water if you are keen


Tauranga Sessions


Once a month I am located in Papamoa for a weekend. Shoots at sunset are awesome for families. There are some great beaches and waterfalls we can meet at.

Rocks, sand, tussock… variety

Kids can play and explore

Space to run around

Important and timeless…



Its possible you arnt a model, so all good. Generally I would set you up in a nice area and just give you things to do, so you arnt thinking about posing. We might do one formal shot and then interact and play. I will talk to you like people, so instead of saying “smile”, I will saying something that puts a smile on your face.

The trend at the moment is bohemian. My wardrobe suggestion is to wear nice clothes, but also ones you feel comfortable in… be a good version of yourselves. Avoid big logos and repeating patterns like tight lines in men’s shirts (they come up funny in the camera)

As many as you want, however understand that the more people the less shots as managing everything take more time. Its best to keep it to key people, or book more time.

Yes of course. You have all the files to print yourself but if you prefer I can give you prints, frames or albums. I source mine through Queensberry, and amazing NZ publisher.

If you are struggling to know what to wear, I have a few links on my resource page that may help.