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Hawke's Bay Photographer // Photographer // Dad // Caffeineaholic // Beardy // Travel rules
I’m Michael, a Hawke’s Bay Photographer who travels all over New Zealand for my photography. I love wedding photography as well as people, event and portrait photography. I also love family, music, design, web design, film and art.
From when I was a little boy singing along to songs in the back seat of my parents car, to when I created a music fanzine with a photocopier, printer and scissors, to being a DJ on public radio late at night, to playing and writing music in rock’n’roll bands, to my semi-encyclopaedic knowledge of film, to my photography – art is what I have always come back to.
My photography style could be described as modern with an analogue, intimate, warm, film feel. I also incorporate some documentary style photography in my images to give the images an authenticity and ‘realness’. I tend to shy away from posed shots, but will more tend to try and “see” and wait for those special moments to happen and capture them. I will also tend to try and capture genuine interaction between people, rather than have people focus on me, the camera and lens. I’ve found this helps even people who aren’t normally comfortable in front of a camera relax. I believe that wedding photography should tell a story of your day, but I don’t need to tell it for you – I am just present, watching, observant and present and I tell the story that happens before me with as much beauty as I can for each image and we create the story together.
I’m a full time Wedding Photographer and have been since December 2014, after relocating with my family from Auckland to Napier, Hawke’s Bay. I usually book 25-35 weddings a season, and at this point don’t really know how many weddings I’ve shot.
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