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Hi, I'm Helen a photographer and the business owner of Mode de vie Photography which is located in the South Island of New Zealand. I'm a lover of photography, hiking, coffee, skiing and aviation.

I've been a professional photographer since 2007 and I predominantly shoot portraits, sportraits, gymnastics, landscapes and aviation!  It's great being behind the camera but I love post-processing photos too, it's where all the magic happens! Read More...


Photo of the Day #7 | A Beginner's Photography Guide to Taking Industrial Port Photos

May 22, 2019

  Industrial areas are interesting places to create amazing photography. Ports, factories, coal yards and manufacturing plants are the best places to visit when you want to... Continue Reading

Photo of the Day #6 | 5 Sunset Tips to Help You Get Magic Photos with Limited Gear

April 27, 2019

  So you want to capture that perfect sunset at an idyllic location but you don't have a tripod or a cable release, what do... Continue Reading

Photo of the Day #5 | 3 Top Photography Trends in 2019

April 22, 2019

Each year photography trends come and go and some stay a little longer. This year is no different. Technology changes so fast so it's no... Continue Reading

Photo of the Day #4 | The Power of Editing & What You Can Achieve

April 18, 2019

The average photographer and I say that in the nicest possible way, may be happy with an image SOOC, (straight out of the camera). This is... Continue Reading