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...


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
8 Ways to Photograph your City

June 29, 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. Continue Reading
Mode de vie Lightroom Presets in Store

June 29, 2018

We are fairly new here and would love to get our message to all photographers out there who would like some new lightroom presets or textures. Continue Reading
5 Tips for Creating a Lifestyle Feel

June 29, 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 Continue Reading