About Me

Hi!  I’m Janine, an Auckland-based photographer specialising in newborn, baby, family and maternity photography. 

What is my passion?

My passion is showing just how beautiful your family is.  I care about your experience in motherhood and I want to capture the love you have for your children and how much they adore you.  I have a special interest in families who have walked the infertility path and baby loss and I promise to provide a safe space to honour this when you work with me.

Why do I do this?

My journey with infertility had a profound effect on me. I see every baby as a miracle and every mother as a hero. I truly love sharing the joy of your newborn and your journey into motherhood.

I also volunteer for the charity Heartfelt.  We photograph stillborn and palliative babies.  I was drawn to this work after my difficult fertility journey as a way of giving back to other families in need.  It is a beautifully painful space to work in and I believe in it so much.

Working as a new entrant teacher for many years means I understand and enjoy children and know how they tick.  I love your fur babies too! 

 

What does my life look like?

I am married to my bestie and am a mum of one wonderfully creative boy. 

We have a little dog who completed our family.  I love wide open spaces just as much as snuggling on my couch under a blanket with crochet and netflix, probably with a glass of kombucha in one hand and a piece of dark chocolate in the other.

How do I work?

I have a cosy home-based studio in Sandringham, Auckland where we can photograph your newborn and maternity images, as well as your growing baby.  I love the outdoors for family sessions and I coming to your home is always an option for that more relaxed feeling.

How to get in touch

 I am just an email  if you want to chat about working together.