I filmed my first wedding 14 years ago. It was a friend who asked me to hold the camera and I’ve never really let it go. I specifically remember showing her the first 2 minutes and seeing tears roll down her cheeks and giving me a big hug. That moment sparked a change in direction for my life, and the idea of Lovelight was conceived.
My partner Kathy and I have a doggy called Mr Pickles. He keeps us busy by hiding our socks or chewing through our back door, but he’s a great dog. You can often find us taking my son Luka down to a park to fly a kite, or throw a frisbee, or attempting to finish the perpetual renovations at home .
My childhood memories revolve a lot around photography, taking photos from a young age, living in the darkroom at highschool then learning the wonders of the ‘digital darkroom’ as technology emerged. Now with twelve years of experience shooting weddings, a collection of awards and as a Qualified member of the NZIPP my love for photography has not waned a bit… I think it’s part of who I am.
I love the power of nice light
I love the power of photography to communicate more than just a moment in time
I love movies that tell a story and capture your imagination
I love my kids, Juliet and Josiah and my incredible wife Anna.
I love people and I’d love to meet you and hear more of your story.
Film has played a huge part in my life since I was a kid. I grew up watching classic films with my dad and I started playing around with cameras when I was 14. Ever since then I have been expanding my skills in the craft of film and pushing them to new heights. I graduated Design School with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication which expanded my ability to communicate through a visual medium and I have been filming weddings and various other commercial and concept projects for the last 7 years.
When I’m not making films, I’m enjoying indoor football, scotch whisky, fishing and of course spending time with my wife Gemma.