Sean's interest in photography started early in life as a child growing up in South Africa. He found his parents' unused Kodak Instamatic 110 camera in their closet and started taking photos of life around him. The hobby grew into a profession when he shot his first wedding in high school. In 1994 he went on to gain a National Diploma in Photography after 3 years training at Technikon Natal in Durban.
With an official qualification and his student portfolio in hand, Sean soon secured a position as one of 3 in-house photographers for South Africa's largest magazine publisher at the time, Republican Press. During his time there he gained valuable experience covering assignments for many of the most well known and loved magazines in the country. Titles he shot for included S.A. Garden & Home, S.A. Country Life, Keur, Living & Loving, Scope and Your Family.
Wanting to eventually get married and raise a family in a safer environment, Sean immigrated to New Zealand in 1999. After arriving he started working with two of New Zealand's top wedding and portrait photographers, Luci Harrison and then Russell Hamlet. Eventually freelance work beckoned and he supplemented his income working in photographic retail as well. This progressed to managing one of the largest Camera House stores in New Zealand and then a Kodak Express lab too. Around this time he met Kiwi wife, Rachael and knowing a good thing when he found it, he married her. It's always been about the art of photography and Sean hasn't looked back since he decided to focus on his own business full time.
He's at ease shooting portraits of subjects ranging from celebrities and models to newlyweds and children. Editorial clients now include North & South, Next, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, Women's Day, Style and Mind Food. He also enjoys working with a varied range of commercial clients including, Armstrong's, G.J. Gardner Homes, Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand, Design Windows, Southern Motor Group, Nidd Realty, Ray White, Bayleys Metro, One Agency, Audiology South, Jenny Beck Law and the oldest fruit & veggie shop in New Zealand, Shires in Dannevirke.
Sean's clients have carefully chosen him to be their photographer based on his many years of experience, creative abilities, easy going demeanor and people skills. Going the extra mile to show their products, services, momentous occasions and relationships in the best light has always been part of his service.
He lives on a lifestyle block in the Tararua District with his wife Rachael, their 7 children, and a menagerie of animals.
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