Growing up on the West Coast of Auckland, surrounded by wild beaches and rugged coastline, I spent a lot of time outdoors. My family would go camping over summer or to the mountains in winter. I'd go on road trips around New Zealand with friends, surfing or mountain biking or rock climbing.
I've played football (soccer) since I was 15, and am still obsessed with it, now in my mid-30s! I've played winter football, indoor soccer, futsal and summer soccer! I also love running and yoga, plus the occasional snowboarding or road climbing trip.
I've loved photography since I picked up a black-and-white film camera at high school. And I've worked in the photo industry since 2006, including a few years as a military photographer in the Air Force.
I am inspired by women who rock at sports and outdoor adventure! Women who are strong, brave, skilled, graceful, fun.
I am a strong advocate of natural faces without makeup. I believe we look beautiful without it. And not just some of us, but all of us.
I believe that a smile full of joy is more beautiful than just about anything else. And I believe that who we are as people is far more important than what we look like.
"It is kindness in a person, not beauty, that wins our love" - Annonymous