The Team

We are a small team and we are passionate about what we do, and ensuring you have the best experience with us.  From your first call on the phone through to receiving your gorgeous finished portraits  - each step  of your journey will be  a delight. 



Studio Director

When my son was born I discovered what love really meant. When I held him that very first time and looked into his massive, brown and knowing eyes, my heart expanded so much that it scared me it would burst with love.

It is this same love that I bring to every session I photograph. Meeting families, fur-babies, brand new parents, capturing that emotion, that connection and love – this is my absolute passion.

My hope is that these portraits become your heirlooms, that every photograph of each little detail, moment, and emotion becomes a precious memory not only for you as a parent, but for your family as they grow and their stories begin to unfold.



Customer Services 

It is likely me you will speak to on the phone when we book you in for your portrait session.  Having family portraits taken, no matter the make up of your family, can be some of the most meaningful and important time you have together as a family.  I like to get to know our families over the phone so I know what is really important to you before your session. 


My one wish for everyone that comes in is they feel special and important. Because my family is the most special and important thing to me. 




Steph is our baby – whispering, natural-smile catcher and all round amazing photographer!

Sessions with Steph are fun and high energy – kids love her, parents are quickly put at ease and babies settle quickly.

An experienced photographer for over 10 years – Steph has run her own studio in Melbourne before returning home to New Zealand and becoming part of our studio team.


Award winning newborn, maternity and family photographers. Based in Christchurch, The Portrait Studio specialises in maternity, newborn and family portrait photography that is pure, simple and timeless.


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