Helen OakesThanks for visiting my website and online store!

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 for 11 years 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...

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Essential Travel Photography Gear List

August 09, 2018

You don’t need to carry the kitchen sink and take a tonne of gear. You’re traveling, so light weight is best. Carry these essential items to capture your holiday memories.

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5 Tips for Creating a Lifestyle Feel

July 15, 2018

Five Top Tips for Awesome Lifestyle and Dating Photos Have you ever looked through dating sites and gasped when you've seen some of the selfies out there?
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8 Ways to Photograph your City

July 04, 2018

When did you last have a good look around your city? Finding creative ways to photograph a city is a fun challenge to embark on.

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Lightroom Presets Before and After

June 29, 2018

I did a recent shoot in a beautiful part of the South Island in New Zealand at Lake Tekapo. It is a small tourist town that has spectacular views. Continue Reading

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