Photographers in Oceania for Family, Vacation, Birth
Looking for the perfect Oceania photographer for your family? From capturing the first-time big sister gets to meet the baby during a birth session at home or in the hospital, to all the fun on family vacations, to long overdue family reunions, parties, or just a candid 'day in the life' session at home, there is a photographer out there for you and your family. Welcome to the Oceania Family Photojournalist Association of documentary photographers:
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Oceania
3 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
Dean Dampney's background is as a Newspaper Photojournalist. With 10 years of experience as a Freelance Photojournalist/Editorial Photographer, Dean has found his true calling in Wedding Photojournalism. Combining his love of people and a lifetime documentary project focusing on the joy of being, Wedding Photojournalism spans Dean's personal and professional photography worlds. Dean is a highly awarded member of the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists. "No one photographs children like Dean Dampney. Unsentimental, agile images allow us to enter a world of childhood we thought was long forgotten. Dampney portrays and emphasizes, the importance of free play for children - activities so seemingly careless, they are generally prohibited by over-protective parents. These activities are found and photographed by Dampney in the seashore, nature or simply around the home. In preparing a book and exhibition of "From Innocence and Back", this photographer deserves every support. Such images are priceless, both for their archival value - and the deeply accurate insight into the ephemeral world of children they reveal. That this world is being eroded by forces both environmental and political makes his project all the more timely." - Robert McFarlane, Photographer, and Writer. 2012.
Kia Ora - hello! I'm Liz, a documentary wedding and family photographer based in beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand. I grew up in sunny Sydney, Australia, and all of my extended family are there, but my husband and I, along with our 4 kids, have called New Zealand home for the past decade. I have loved photography for as long as I can remember, receiving my first film camera as an 8-year old I grew up behind the lens, but my greatest love is people. People are simply fascinating! Being a sociology student also helped to foster my love for the uniqueness of the human spirit and to hone my observation skills. I am passionate about telling personal stories through photography as a medium, there is so much depth that can be seen and felt through a simple gesture or a facial expression that words alone could never express. I love working with all types of kids and families, having been a parent since 2005, there's nothing I haven't seen before! I also love to work with special needs families to tell your beautiful stories too. In 2019 I was showcased at the Elevate and Grow photography exhibition in Austin, Texas. I love to travel so please get in touch even if you are outside New Zealand. I visit Australia frequently and I have family and friends in all states so I'm happy to travel anywhere. I'm so looking forward to connecting with you, let's grab a virtual (or real) coffee and chat. I can communicate in French and NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) also - which shares similarities with BSL and Auslan. If you are deaf and interested in booking with me I would love to connect with you via Glide or Zoom. Arohanui.
I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially family photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic techniques and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding and family photography.