Make a regular time of year to update your family portraits
I believe that it's important that we, as parents, 'exist' in photographs with our children. I also love having grandparents join us at these sessions. I hold my classic child and family portrait sessions in the studio, creating elegant and timeless images that celebrate your growing family. I can arrange for a stylist to help you with your hair and make-up, and ensure you are feeling your best for the session. If this would be of interest, please let me know when you book. Many of my clients come regularly to document their children growing. My Bambino Sessions are a good way to do this if you just want a few photos.
We had a family sitting with Kirsten Naomi and we were so impressed with how calm, caring and friendly she was. Kirsten dedicated so much time to us, ensuring that she had a range of beautiful photos.
As the male half of our family were (unbeknown to us) coming down with the flu, and the baby needed a nap, we were not the easiest of customers, I am sure. But somehow, our photos are beautiful, and we will treasure them. She has captured the relationship between our family members, and the personality of our wee monkeys can be seen, too! Thank you so much for your patience, care and kindness Kirsten. Highly recommended.
QUALIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
I have been a Qualified Newborn Photographer with the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI) since 2018
The accreditation process includes submitting a newborn portfolio for critique + achieving 100% in an exam on the safe handling of newborns
I am also an Accredited Professional Photographer with the New Zealand Institute for Professional Photographers (NZIPP)
To become accredited I submitted a portfolio for critique by recognised NZ photographic leaders. I also demonstrated that I had met technical, creative and business standards, adhere to the Code of Ethics + undertake regular professional development
in 2022 I achieved my Associate Accreditation with the International Portrait Masters, joining just a handful of New Zealand photographers to hold this qualification
To reach Associate I built a portfolio of 50 Awarded Images, based on scores from the Portrait Masters judging panel. The judges on the panel are all internationally recognised photographers who specialise in portrait photography across a range of genres