I work with a loving, contagious spirit that allows anyone and everyone to relax in front of the camera and have fun during the process. Wanaka has been my home for over 13 years, where I live with my husband Bruno and our 3-year-old daughter Audrey.
My background as a Qualified Journalist gives me a trained eye to capture things as they happen, with attention to the small details. I have traveled the world competing as a professional snowboarder, the mountains are in my blood and where I feel at home. If you want to have your photos on a mountain-top… Let’s do it!
Behind the scenes, I work tirelessly to capture every fleeting moment of authentic emotion. Capturing natural images ~ ones that reflect the connections with the people you love the most.
Facts about me:
I love extreme sports: snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding.
I am a savoury, over sweet girl – cheese is life!
I have a cat called Zorro he’s a rescue kitty he’s a bit emotionally damaged but so good with our daughter.
I love to laugh and think I think I was a comedian in a past life.
I carried the Olympic flame at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
I worked as a Journalist/reporter, but ended up loving photography more, because my soul is too kind to handle controversial stories.
I cry at every wedding because I end up loving all my couples and feel like I’m emotionally invested.
I’ve been married for 6 years and got married when I was 25.
I met my husband at the Wanaka skate park.
I pretty much always wear a hat.
My favourite images to capture are emotional moments – dads, mum’s and grooms crying are up their as a favourite moment of the day.
One of my other favourite parts of a wedding is when the bride and groom walk back down the isle together…It’s always so full of happiness and authenticity.
We danced to Adele ‘One and Only as our first dance’ but I also love hip hop and lots of other genres of music
I love confetti!
Charlotte Kiri is my first and middle name.
Seeing my photos in print makes me so, so happy!
I was Judged Highly Commended ‘Top Emerging Wedding Photographer’ in Australasia!
I can’t wait to hear from you xoxo