Hi, I'm Tracey and I am a professional family photographer based in Whangarei.
I absolutely love doing albums and wall collage frames. To be honest I think it's because now that I have two daughters who are leaving home, I realise how precious these memories really are.
My goal is to make the whole family portraits experience easy for you & make sure we get your photos off the computer and into an album (or up on your wall) so you can enjoy them for many years to come.
I grew up in a big family on a farm about 30 mins outside of Whangarei with a photo loving Mum.
With 3 siblings and 15 nieces and nephews, believe me I know just how crazy and chaotic families can be, especially when you mention the words “family photos”.
My kids have grown up on the stages of Whangarei singing and acting in what seems like a million concerts and musical theatre productions. Since they started singing with Opera North 10 years ago, I have volunteered as the show photographer so I'm pretty used to working with people of all ages in front of my lens (and the odd little diva - or three!).
So you definitely don't need to stress about everyone "being on your best behaviour" for photos with me, I'll just go with the flow and we'll adapt as we need to.
This is what getting family photos looks like in our house!
These are a few of my favourite things!
I love music and musical theatre - I have photographed events for years for both Opera North & Whangarei Theatre Company. Phantom of the Opera was my all time favourite!
My favourite place to chill out is at Taupo Bay in the Far North.
When I am feeling energetic I love to kickbox and climb Mt Parihaka.
When I am not feeling so energetic, I love to escape into a good book.
I like to edit your images in beautiful, timeless and true to life colours. I want you to see how blue the ocean was on the day of our visit and remember the real colour of your little girl's pink dress.
Want to see how this translates into a family portrait session?