About Us

Poihakena Portraits was started in June 2014 to help our local Te Kõhanga Reo fundraise. We aim to produce Classic Portaits for Families in the Poihakena region.

Poihakena Portraits is run by Gareth & Teowai Ratahi.

Gareth Ratahi of  Taranaki & Te-Ati-Awa. Born in Hawera, raised in the South Island, he is an experienced wedding photographer and sometimes assists on the day .

Teowai Ratahi (nee Hiku), Nga Puhi & Waikato. Born in Auckland and raised in Pukekohe. She has been living in Sydney since 2003. Teowai has been running a photography business since 2009 and is a full member of the AIPP.

Both are strong supporters of the Maori community in Poihakena