I started photographing horses 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.
What I love about equine photography and being with these beasts of love is they always show me who they are. And they actually reveal to me who I really am. I feel very blessed and humbled they allow me to capture them as they simply BE within their Universe.
While previously being Woodhill Sands official photographer, I have covered all the equestrian disciplines - show jumping, dressage, cross country and pony club rings, submitting my images to Horse & Pony Magazine. In spite of this I prefer to call myself a freestyle equine photographer, photographing horses in more natural environments, both with and without their beloved owners. When I am in their world, there is peace and I feel free.
I'm also a lifestyle, portrait, and wedding photographer, travelling throughout NZ as requested. I am an imperfect perfectionist who delights in seeing the world in pictures as I photograph the beauty within it. I have empathy and compassion, am sensitive, yet fun and engaging.
I live in Tuakau, rural Auckland, with my rescue dog Rosie and my horse Chrissy.