Hi, I'm Diana. I'm a documentary wedding and portrait photographer. I live between London and Auckland with my awesome hubby James and gorgeous cat Frida.
If you’d told me in 2014 that I’d soon become a successful wedding photographer, I would have laughed my head off. I’ve always enjoyed photography, but never considered it as a profession.
I guess you never know what life has in store for you…
Back then I was a freelance communications consultant in the charity sector, travelling all over the UK and Africa gathering stories for fundraising appeals. My husband and I fancied a change from London and decided to give New Zealand a go for a while. Why not.
I couldn’t really find work down there that inspired me and decided to delve into developing my photography skills, just as a hobby. Several workshops down the line, I somehow found myself photographing a small wedding. It was seriously one of the most stressful days of my life! But as I sat down in my car at the end of the day, hot, disheveled and utterly exhausted, I had a big grin on my face and could only think “again please!”
The rest is history so to speak. Since then, I have worked harder than ever before in my life. I learned incredible amounts of stuff, met the most inspiring people and spent an eye watering amount of money on gear. I made it my goal to become the very best that I can be at my craft, and I’m more passionate about what I do than ever.
I love how I can keep learning something new with every wedding and every couple I meet, the creative freedom it gives me, and understanding how much it means to people what I can give to them. I actually often think my work now feels more rewarding than I ever felt in the charity sector.
Photography and my business have basically become my life (I am fortunate to have an understanding husband (and cat!)). If you book me, I’ll go above and beyond for you to make sure you enjoy your wedding day, and have the most beautiful photographs to remember it by.