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EMOTIVE.   REAL.   documentary.    HEART.               

I’m an artistic photographer specialising in humans and their animals, in the form of weddings, lifestyle, equine and portraiture for women.  I have over 10 years experience and I am humbled to have had my work published in magazines and featured on websites around the globe.   

 

TESTIMONIALS

"I really do not know how to say “THANK YOU” enough to you, you not only have been the best photographer EVER but become such a wonderful friend to have in the community!  We would like to think you will stay in our lives as more than just our photographer. You have been fabulous and we just really appreciate everything!"

VANESSA & MARCEL VEART-SMITH

"I would like to thank you so much for the photos you took for my daughter’s wedding. You have captured her true personality in so many ways. You were able to catch that exact moment, that special look that only a mother sees in her child.  Your photos send shivers up my spine each time I look at them.  You made her day and ours so amazing.

I appreciate the time and commitment you put into her special day

so we would have these wonderful memories forever."

CINDY LINDBERG

"Marie, we are so lucky to have had you photograph our wedding!!  You were so awesome to work with, we felt so comfortable with you and had so much fun during our photo shoot and it really shines through in the photos. Aaron and I consider ourselves to be two of the most un-photogenic people around, but there are just so many photos of ourselves that we love. Our wedding day was magic, and the photos you took capture those special moments so perfectly. Some of them are so poignant that they take my breath away every time I look at them. We will cherish these photos forever and will be ever grateful to you for giving them to us."

ALICE & AARON TAIT

"Thank you for doing such an amazing job on the photo shoot you did with our kids.  You managed to capture such stunning images as they were playing, your calm playful nature made the kids feel right at home.  I would totally recommend you , and look forward to working with again, you have an amazing talent."

ANISHA KING

"I recommend Marie with such praise and admiration.  The time she spends perfecting the already 'perfect', shows her passion for her work of art.  She provides such a comfortable, 'easy vibe' environment that you can't help but be yourself in, letting her capture the  most natural photo shots you could imagine."

CHONTELLE ROSE

Simply the best photographer ever, whether it be weddings, family photos or equestrian! Our family will forever be thankful for her ability to capture our magic moments and turn them into memories in such a beautiful way.

BRYN & PHIL MADDOX

Oooohhhh Myyyy Liiifffe!!!!  Marie…. These are the most amazing photos I have seen in my life! I cannot believe the colour, the lighting, the images, the everything – these teasers have absolutely just blown my mind!!!!!  Thank you so much for sending these to me they are amazing! And if these are just teasers, I am not sure how it is possible to get any better?  Marie you are amazing and we could not be happier if we tried.  I will be in touch with regards to the rest of these astounding photos as soon as I have stopped crying over these ones!!

LOVIE & WILLIE WOODHOUSE

WOW Marie, I am speechless.  The photos are incredible, I can't even put into words how special they are.  Thank you so much for being so amazing and for all the work you have put into these. 

They are photos I will treasure for a lifetime.

MIKAELE YMKER

Dressage Waitemata invited Marie to be our official photographer for our Championship show held last November.  We selected Marie after viewing her photos on her website, which were beautiful and captured some amazing moments.  She has a good eye and is selective with her backgrounds to ensure a well-balanced and artistic shot. When working at our Championship show and subsequent competitions, Marie always carries out her photography professionally, with enthusiasm and a friendly welcoming attitude.  The photos she takes at our competitions are always available on the website promptly afterwards and her website is extremely easy to navigate around.  We hope Marie will continue to be our photographer in the future.

JUDY COLLINS, PRESIDENT WAITEMATA DRESSAGE

Highly recommend! Marie makes you feel like... being just you, from the moment you meet with her to the whole journey you have together. My wedding photos are just us.. and Marie captured every natural moment.

Loved our wedding day and our ‘In love/dream photos ‘ .. Marie you are Amazing.

KIM LANGLANDS

Marie recently photographed my 8-year old and 8-month old daughters. Wow! The results are stunning! It is no easy feat to photograph one very energetic child and a super grumpy baby, but Marie was amazing, patient and took time to ensure we had a variety of beautiful and happy photos of both the girls. I am so pleased!

Highly recommend! Thanks Marie!

REBEKAH PEACH

Marie is one amazing photographer! She brings out the best in people making you feel so relaxed and it comes out in the awesome family photos we received. Thank you so much.

REBECCA SUNDERLAND

We were absolutely thrilled to have Marie as our wedding photographer – she worked tirelessly on a really hot day to get the best photos possible and we were delighted with the end result.  It was a pleasure working with her and her team as they put us at ease, were unobtrusive and had a great sense of humour that made our day so much more enjoyable.  Marie has a fantastic style and flair that resulted in some amazing shots.  They captured the essence of our day perfectly and got all the shots that we asked for…and more!  We now have beautiful photos and a DVD slideshow that will provide wonderful memories of our special day which we will cherish forever.  We couldn’t have asked for anyone better. 

Thank you Marie – you are brilliant!

GINNY & DAN ROWSE

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