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.