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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 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...


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

Photo of the Day | 5 Tips for Great Photos at The Golden Hour

April 17, 2019

This morning I was up and at the airport at 6.30am shooting early morning departures from Christchurch.   What!!! I hear you say, are you... Continue Reading

Photo of the Day | Castle Hill Limestone Boulders

April 16, 2019

Take just a 90minute drive from Christchurch and you will be transported back into a fantasy land of towering limestone boulders.   Think Lord of... Continue Reading

6 proven ways to boost your motivation and achieve your goals

April 15, 2019

Why is it sometimes so hard to get started? Why does it seem that we need to move mountains just to get things achieved when... Continue Reading