Can I take your picture?

I am here for all of it. The pregnancy glow and swollen belly, the tiniest of fingers and toes and those first days and weeks adjusting to life earth side. I'm here for the postpartum bodies in all their glory-every shining stretchmark and milky moment. I'm here for the years that follow- the giggles and baby talk, the tentative first steps, the running and exploring, the growing and changing, the twirling and tantrums. More than anything I am here to capture it all FOR YOU. The wild and authentic moments, and the chubby cheeks you think you will remember forever but that often slowly fade. The connection between you during these all encompassing crazy, sleepless, emotional, beautiful, chaotic, messy, incredible days. Let me catch these irreplaceable moments in time for you to keep.


Hello and welcome, I'm Gemma

Rural Christchurch based photographer servicing Canterbury, the South Island, and New Zealand. Lover of all things motherhood, and founder of Mama's Village. Capturing your motherhood and family journey lights my soul on fire. I want to preserve memories that make you laugh, cry, and smile for decades to come.

More About Me

Photography is an Art. It's freezing a memory, a feeling, a connection.

It's an expression of love, and an investment you won't regret.

I aim to capture the wild + authentic moments that tell your story.

Let me tell your story. From pregnancy, to those first cosy weeks at home, to the years of fun that follow-I want to photograph it all.

Every session is different and unique to you. There is time to play and cuddle, time for wildness and laughter. I want to create memories and art that you will treasure.

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"Getting our family photos with Gemma was such a wonderful and easy experience.
Having two wee children under five she made it so quick and easy capturing their personalities in such a short time frame.
Her images are not only beautiful and raw, but they have a polished organic look which makes the photos tell a story and come alive."

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Do you connect to my photos?

If you find yourself drawn to my images, let's book a session!

I aim to make the whole process of booking with me easy and seamless. From first contact I am there for you-with location suggestions, my e-guidebook on what to wear and how to prepare, right through to how to use your online gallery and even order prints.
And if it's branding imagery you're after, I'm here to help you with your vision and bring it to life.

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