"I see photography as a celebration of love, life and light..."


"I see photography as a celebration of love, life and light..."


Hi, I'm Elle... short for Eleanor.  I'm a Lifestyle Photographer specializing in something dear to my heart, families! Celebrating family milestones through photography is such a joy to me!

I studied a Diploma of Contemporary Photography back before I was a mum and now, between looking after my two boys, I run Journey Photography, based from my home in Maunu, Whangarei.

I have over 20 years experience working with children and adolescence. As a teen I was in charge of a number of holiday programs and as a young adult I was the sailing instructor on a summer camp in America. I have also worked at other camps, supported teenagers in care to independence, been a foster mum and had my own child with special needs. I'm a very inclusive photographer and love to photograph families in all shapes and sizes!

Photography, to me, is more than just freezing a moment in time, it's a celebration of love, life and light... let's celebrate the most valuable thing - your family!

"Our family is completely camera shy and awkward when it comes to these sorts of things. We had a mini session and in that time Elle made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We were so happy and surprised with the photos. I also had a solo maternity shoot and Elle was amazing at giving me direction and made the whole experience so fun! Would highly recommend!" - Sonja