Kimberley’s baby shower

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Kim’s baby shower. Baby showers are such a fun occasion to photograph because of all of the excitement and anticipation leading up to the birth of baby. It’s also a great opportunity to have a girly catch-up. And on this occasion, meet gorgeous golden retriever…

Precious moments during pregnancy

This is a pretty special blog post for me. Last year I was asked to photograph the baby shower and maternity portraits of my friends Jenna and Gareth. Jenna and Gareth welcomed baby Alexandra (Alex) Harper Faulkner into the world on the 5th of December. It’s been such a privilege to follow their journey to parenthood, both as a friend and…

Fewtrell family portraits

Late last year I did two family portrait sessions with Richard, Amberley, Devon and Quinn at their home. Richard and Amberley wanted a mix of indoors and outdoors portraits. As the weather wasn’t very flash on the first session, I returned to get some photos in their backyard as well. Going forward this will be an option which…

Ray and Filipa’s wedding

On the 4th of November I photographed the wedding of Ray and Filipa at Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club. The ceremony and bridal photos took place just over an hour in the evening and were followed by a joint celebration for Filipa’s Dad’s 60th birthday. Here’s a small selection of photos from their special day. I…

Ross and Gilda’s wedding

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you’ve had a good start to the year 2017. There’s some big changes for me afloat. I passed my photography degree and am pleased to tell you that I achieved top year three photography student at The Photo School graduation in December. This year I’m stoked to have secured a part-time…

Cape Palliser

I spent last weekend at Cape Palliser with some photography friends. It’s an annual trip which is organised by Glen Howey at The Photo School. It was great to have a quick break from my study and celebrate the A I got for my Plunket project up until my mid-year exhibition. The trip is always a good laugh and those…

My first solo exhibition

In July I had my first solo exhibition called ‘Mothercraft’ as part of my degree. Initially my exhibition was going to be held at Truby King house but I was unable to exhibit outside of business hours. I’m very grateful to David Sole from Wellington City Council and Edward Tregidga from Conservation Volunteers for offering me the space…

My body of work for 2016

It’s scary to think that I’m now in the final two months of my degree, with it all wrapping up with a graduate exhibition at Pataka in November. I started the third year in February after an eight year break and it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I wanted to immerse myself in…

The visual narrative

One of the highlights of my two year photography diploma at Unitec was learning about documentary photography. I already knew that I was keen on telling stories with the journalism qualification I achieved at Whitireia in 2004. However, when I was writing stories there was always something pulling me towards capturing stories through the lens of…

Welcome to my new blog

Hi, I’m Elyse. I’m a photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand and am currently in the third and final year of the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Visual Arts & Design) at Whitireia and The Photo School. I’ve set up this blog so that you can follow my adventures in photography. I’ll be talking about what…