Welcome to our small corner of the internet! Matt & I are a husband and wife photography team based in Riversdale, Southland. I shoot portraits and together we shoot weddings.
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Besides photography our favourite adventures include camping & travelling, mountain biking or dirt biking and of course simply enjoying life in our recently completed tiny house!
Meet the team...
I'm obsessed about documenting life with my camera and I love the true connections I get to make with the people I photograph.
I started this business after 8 years in accounting. My passion for photography grew from a hobby until it became my dream full time job in 2016!
When I’m not working I love getting outdoors in the fresh air or getting lost in the pages of a good book.
Matt is the grounding influence that balances us and brings the practical solutions to all my wild creative ideas. On a wedding day, he is not only an incredible second shooter, but he packs the gear, ensures we have snacks & reminds me to hydrate during the day!
Matt makes friends wherever we go, he enjoys creating stuff in his man shed and he loves anything with an engine or wheels (which is probably why he’s also a mechanic!).
Aurelie is our very own private editor who helps me with some of my culling & editing workflow.
We work together remotely as Aurelie is based in Australia where she lives with her husband!
Aurelie is a superstar who makes my job so much easier and gives me days worth of my time back to do the things I do best in our business which is serve our clients and take the photos!
This little guy is Teddy! Our team mascot and office assistant. If you come to the studio you'll likely be greeted by this snuggly pup. You can read more about Teddy's special story here: http://www.heidihortonphotography.co.nz/blog/meet-teddy
Genuine & Relaxed
I love capturing natural moments as they happen so I work hard to ensure you're relaxed & having fun in front of my camera, so comfortable you can even forget about the fact you're being photographed!
While I do the posed classic portraits as well, what I really love is to shoot candidly, capturing your story in an unobtrusive way. Your photos, your memories, your story - it's not about me, it's about you.
I will give you guidance so that you don't feel frozen in front of my camera, but I work to get candid photos by giving relaxed direction and styling.
As your photographer I believe my job is not only to take the photos but also to provide an awesome experience for you.
It's not just about documenting your wedding day or taking your family portraits. For me it's also about helping you plan for your photos, creating a fun relaxed atmosphere, turning your images in to artwork for your walls, producing quality products that will be treasured forever and exceeding your every expectation.
Capturing your story is not a transaction for me, it's a privilege.
Timeless & Real
If you've had a look around my website you will notice my images are not heavily edited.
I love bright colourful images, but I also like things to be real. I want to produce images that will stand the test of time, instead of conforming to the latest editing trend.
And I'd rather nail the photo in camera, than have to 'save' it in Photoshop. So while every image gets my love & attention to detail during post-processing, the most important aspect of the photograph is getting it right in camera.