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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 #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

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