Poihakena Portraits – Maori Styled Photography

Poihakena Portraits – Maori Styled Photography

Poihakena Portraits was started in 2014 by Gareth & Teowai to help raised funds for Urukahurangi Te Kōhanga Reo in St Clair. While at a committee meeting at the Ratahi whare a portrait day was proposed. Whaea Kaylene saw the above portraits of the Ratahi...
February 2021 – Rotorua, Taupo, Opunake, Huntly, New Plymouth

February 2021 – Rotorua, Taupo, Opunake, Huntly, New Plymouth

February 2021 – Rotorua, Taupo, Opunake, Huntly, New Plymouth Kia Ora whanau, Im writing this post from Whakatu(Nelson) in Te Waipounamu. We are back for the 4th year in a row with a Maori portrait day tomorrow at the Beachcomber Hotel in Tahunanui. We usually...
Blenheim, Nelson & Motueka – February 2021

Blenheim, Nelson & Motueka – February 2021

Waiharakeke, Whakatū, Motueka…Look Out here we come Kia Ora whanau, Every year we try to visit Te Waipounamu twice. Our first trip for 2021 is bringing us to Waiharakeke (Blenheim), Whakatū (Nelson) & Motueka over the Waitangi long weekend.  Gareth and I...
Maori Portraits in Tokoroa March 2020

Maori Portraits in Tokoroa March 2020

  It was a warm environment where my 7 kids could be themselves …. which made me feel a lot more comfortable. We throughly enjoyed the experience especially the children. Louise Ngakoti We are bringing our Portrait Experience to Tokoroa on Saturday 7th...

A sister photo shoot – The Taipeti Girls

We had the Taipeti girls come in for a Māori Portrait Session a few months ago. They were wanting to make portraits that represented the Māori part of their heritage. The portraits were to be gifted to their whanau back home in NZ. These girls are seriously photogenic...
Perth 2017 – An album of favourite photos

Perth 2017 – An album of favourite photos

Gareth, Stephanie & I were lucky enough to visit Perth in February. While we were there we held 4 Portrait days. We were in Sorrento on Thursday 2nd of February at the Quality Inn. Whaea Huia, her daughters Huriana & Rongomatane and grand daughter Kiara, who...

Gareth Top Images from 2016

We photographed nearly 200 families this year. Thats almost 1000 people. We travelled from Sydney to Nelson and to a few places in between. We had people travel over 3 hours to come have portraits made and we really appreciated the effort. This year we have grown and...

Perth 2017

With the 2016 coming to an end, Teowai and I would like to thank everyone who has  come to visit us throughout Australia and New Zealand. A 10 day whirlwind tour from Auckland to Nelson and then back to Auckland again with 5 fully booked out portrait days and over 100...
4261 Maj (Rtd) Bob Wood POW

4261 Maj (Rtd) Bob Wood POW

Maj Bob Wood enlisted in the NZ Army on the 3 October 1939 and was discharged on 28 December 1946, six years and 361 days of loyal and dedicated service to the NZDF.  However, almost all of his service was served overseas in Egypt and Italy during the period January...