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...
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...

New Zealand Veterans in Australia – Portraits

They sat around the table quietly chatting and catching up, most had grey hair, some of them over 90 years old. It was the 29th of May 2016 and we had come together for a subbranch meeting. I was there to take portraits of some of the veterans. Also in attendance were...
Newcastle Maori Club – Nga Hau e Wha

Newcastle Maori Club – Nga Hau e Wha

We headed up to Bolton Pointon Saturday the 4th of June to Tautoko the Nga Hau e Wha Newcastle Maori Club with a Portrait Fundraising Day. We love the location up there. Its right on the lake and when the weather is good its a beautiful spot to be. Unfortunately the...
Whakaahua Pepi – Baby Portraits – St Clair Studio

Whakaahua Pepi – Baby Portraits – St Clair Studio

We are often asked if we photograph babies. The answer is YES! We love having babies in the studio. Well, i Teowai, love having them in our studio at St Clair Western Sydney. The portrait days maybe too busy to do a newborn photo unless they are a very settled baby....