Originally from Canterbury, I studied in Otago before moving to the North Island and now I reside in the Waikato. While pursuing an Arts degree with a major in Film and Media and Communications I would love to travel to Queenstown and Wanaka with my friends and spend a lot of time in the snow or on the lake. I would always have a camera with me and I would take photos and make small movies of friends and family on the snow in the winter and then on the water in the summer, as well as climbing the surrounding mountains to capture some epic landscapes. Once I had finished Uni I moved back to Christchurch to further my education and did a diploma at the New Zealand Broadcasting School before being offered a job at Whitebait Media as a production assistant. This was awesome as it meant I got a glimpse into everything that goes into making a production work, from script writing and planning through to post production and presentation. While I was here I purchased my first proper camera and I would take it with me everywhere I went shooting just about anything I could. Shortly after the Christchurch Earthquakes I embarked on a mission north to Auckland. Here I teamed up with various production companies and was able to work on a number of different projects. One of the first being a film shoot for the Department of Conservation, shooting the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand. This was special because it let me explore some of the most remote parts of New Zealand and my drive for photography grew exponentially. After 10 years doing different trips around the country on various photography jobs, calling many different parts and places home, I met my fiancée and now we live in Hamilton. My passion for photography grows every day. I love working in such an exciting industry where every day is different and comes with its own unique challenges. I have learnt to deal well with the things I can't control such as the weather, and love being up with the play on other aspects of the industry such as the ever changing technology. There is never a dull day. I absolutely love shooting people in their happy place. Standing at an alter, smiling, laughing, crying, I love catching the emotion. With weddings one of the key aspects is being able to adapt to changing environments all the time. There are never two wedding the same so I never treat weddings the same. I love to see the look on peoples faces when I present them with their images or show them previews throughout their day, it keeps everyone happy and also the peace of mind to the couple that they are getting exactly what they want. I'd love to hear from you

SAM KENNEDY

 

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Wedding Photography

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