About Me

Hi, I'm Marie and welcome to my photography world. 

 

What do I photograph?  

Everything that is beautiful!  I'm an artistic, natural light photographer specialising in humans and animals. I photograph weddings, equine, personal branding and family portraiture. 

I've been described as heart warming, with a calming presence.  I seem to have the ability to help others feel at ease and good about themselves.

 

My sessions are often held outdoors in stunning environments and backdrops. Though I capture the beauty of a classic posed portrait in an interior or studio setting, I enjoy bringing movement and freedom into the images for the people and subjects I photograph.

My photography life started while living on 300 acres, with 70 horses roaming in natural herds.  I would wander the hills observing their lives, captivated by the power of these magnificent animals.  I was forever changed by them as much as the land I walked on. 

I began specialising in equine photography, becoming Woodhill Sand's official photographer, spending weekends at shows covering dressage, show jumping and cross country, with my images being published in NZ's Horse & Pony magazine and featuring on websites across the globe. 

I was soon approached to photograph weddings, which I'm honoured to have documented over 100. 

I'm also proud to be a service provider for the Sweet Louise Foundation, a foundation that supports women with secondary breast cancer.  I photograph these courageous women with their families.  

 

I support small businesses with personal branding sessions, incorporating product photography, social media imagery and short videos to showcase businesses.

I love everything to do with horses and western riding.  I live in rural Tuakau with my rescue dog Rosie and my gorgeous horse Chrissy.    

And I'd certainly enjoy the opportunity to connect with you.

©2007 BY MARIE RICHARDS PHOTOGRAPHER