'You can tell when you speak with Rebecca that her eyes light up when she talks about her work - It’s a passion, a love of capturing that moment, gone in an instant yet kept forever’.

Hi, I’m Rebecca - I am born and bred Wairarapa local, growing up in Carterton and after spending a decade living abroad in Australia and England, I now live with my husband and two young children in the most gorgeous little village, Greytown.   

My love of photography started over 15 years ago and progressed during my time in London where I completed photography classes. My skill and passion has taken a leap forward on my return to New Zealand, with a whole new set of eyes for my homeland.  I am crazy about the beautiful light and landscapes we have here in New Zealand and passionate about promoting our stunning region and the people and businesses that call the Wairarapa home.  I will often be found bare foot in the middle of a river or lake, balancing precariously on a rock or trekking across a frosty paddock on a cold morning just to get the perfect shot. Rushing around after a toddler, witnessing that beautiful love and fun within a family, or capturing that moment when a baby takes its first breath are also great loves of mine to photograph.


NZIPP - New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Iris Awards


Finalist NZ Documentary Photographer of the Year 2019

2019 - Gold Distinction, Landscape Category

2019 - Gold, Documentary Category

2019 - Silver Distinction, Documentary Category

2019 - Silver, Landscape Category

2019 - Bronze, Landscape Category

2019 - Bronze, Creative Category

Finalist NZ Documentary Photographer of the Year 2018

2018 - Silver Distinction, Documentary Category

2018 - Silver, Documentary Category

2018 - Silver, Landscape Category

2018 - Silver, Portrait In-Camera Artistry Category

2018 - Bronze, Landscape Category

2018 - Bronze, Landscape Category

2017 - Silver, Landscape Category

2017 - Bronze, Landscape Category

2017 - Bronze, Portrait Classic Category


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