Welcome to PhotoWorthy Images

The Studio


I love to create magical images, and feel very fortunate to be living in an equally magical setting!


The PhotoWorthy Images Studio is based at beautiful Kairaki Beach, just a stone’s throw from Kaiapoi, and only 20 minutes north of Christchurch. The Studio looks over a meandering creek, and is just a short stroll from a forest, sand dunes, and the beach. The mouth of the braided Waimakariri River meets the Pacific Ocean close by. This stunning natural playground right on my doorstep is like an extended studio, providing us with unlimited opportunities to work either inside the Studio, or in the 'Outdoor Studio'. I love working in such an inspirational location and my clients love coming to visit!


PhotoWorthy Images is a full service studio, meaning everything is handled inhouse. I will be with you every step of the way throughout your photographic adventure, from that very first planning session, to hanging your stunning piece of wall art in your home. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. It’s my job to guide you through the process and deliver you a truly unique, and custom designed experience. (See The Experience for more details about the PhotoWorthy Images process.)


We offer a full range of products, from framed prints, to canvas, albums and photo books, and even an heirloom wooden portrait box full of images. The About Products page has all the information you’ll need.


I look forward to welcoming you to my studio and getting started on our photographic adventure!



Consultation Room


Our first meeting is usually in my consultation room, a relaxed space, where over a cup of tea or coffee, we can chat about all the options, and how we are going to create photos which are all about YOU and your family!

In Studio


The Studio is a modern, comfortable environment for your family’s photographic sessions. It is equipped with professional, controlled ‘in studio’ lighting, and has an abundance of costumes, maternity gowns, Fantasy clothing, and props, which can be incorporated into your images if desired. All newborn and Fantasy sessions are photographed here in the studio, with options to venture into the outdoors, or visit a location of your choice for other session types.

Our Outdoor Studio


Our ‘extended studio’ in the beautiful natural playground of Kairaki Beach, provides us with unlimited possibilities for outdoor sessions. The beach, forest, nearby playgrounds, river and creek can provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs.

On Location


Is there a location that’s special to your family? I’m happy to travel to you, if you would prefer to be photographed in your ‘happy place’.

Fantasy and 100% Bespoke Sessions


Still don’t have a location in mind? Have you considered a Fantasy or 100% Bespoke session? Using my special set (Fantasy only) and the wonders of modern technology, I can create a magical background for your child’s image, which makes them the star in their own spectacular art piece, which blurs the line between their real and imagined worlds. See About Fantasy or 100% Bespoke for more information

Printed In House


Your photographs are printed by us with utmost care.

Our Galleries

Phone: 03-421-6512

Address: 51 Featherstone Ave, Kairaki Beach
Kaiapoi, North Canterbury

Accredited Professional Photographer

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) is the only qualifying body for professional photographers in New Zealand. Through a demanding Accreditation process, members gain professional recognition in the form of NZIPP Accredited Professional Photographer.

This, in addition to the stringent membership criteria and Code of Ethics, ensures that members are professional in both their creative and business practices. Comprising professional photographers from all over New Zealand who support, challenge, and encourage each other, the Institute strives to maintain and promote highest professional standards in the industry through education, fellowship and support