Richard Neho – Talented Musician, Busker & Wanderer

Richard Neho – Talented Musician, Busker & Wanderer

Gareth first met Richard when he was busking at a train station. I can’t remember which one it was but he made an impression. Im not sure how they got to chatting or even found each other on Facebook but as these things go one thing led to another and we ended...
Studio Session – The Carter Whanau

Studio Session – The Carter Whanau

Maria is the driving force behind Wests Maori Rugby League Club. We watched her in action at the Nga Hau e Wha tournament earlier in the month and the woman did not stop. Between organising the merchandise for sale, coordinating our tents and a cool room she seemed to...
NSW Maori Wardens Day

NSW Maori Wardens Day

The NSW maori Wardens are hosting fun family festival in conjunction with Blacktown City Council this coming weekend. Be sure to head down to Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt and check out the abundance of Kiwi goodies. Gareth & I  will still be in the USA so we miss...
Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival

Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival

Kia ora, We are heading to Melbourne to tautoko the Victoria Maori Wardens Family Fun Festival on the 31st of October. We have lots of relatives in the area so we always look forward to a trip down that way. If you would love to have your portrait made come see us....

Poihakena Portraits Fundraising Days

Check out this video we made showing you what happens on our Poihakena Portraits Fundraising Days. The photos and footage were taken during a Portrait Day for Te Kohanga Reo Bonnyrigg. We know it can be hard to imagine how it all works so we made this clip to give you...
2017 Portrait Pricelist

2017 Portrait Pricelist

Kia Ora, Our new Pricelist is now live. If your flyer or priceless doesn’t have 2017 on it unfortunately its no longer current. Send us a message if you would like more info or give us a call. 0407 599 730 Te-O-Wai or 0406 334 680 Gareth...
Kiwi Waka Festival Dee Why 2015

Kiwi Waka Festival Dee Why 2015

Gareth and I were blessed to be stallholders at the Kiwi Waka Festival in Dee Why this year. Its been going since 2006 and the talent this year was phenomenal. There were island dancers, the always awesome Te Raranga Whanui and lovely singers. Sweet Az had people up...

Hareruia – Waiata

Been looking for an easy waiata to teach our girls so we always have that one song to sing together. I came across this one on youtube. Not sure if its the fact that it reminds me of Shrek or the song why i like...
January 26th – What are you doing?

January 26th – What are you doing?

Waitangi Day is fast approaching and here at Poihakena Portraits our focus has turned to Maori or NZ festivals and events. Gareth and I have a full line up ahead of us and we are very excited to meet new faces and hopefully photograph a lot of them. Promoting...