Auckland photographer - Victoria


I am Victoria, the founder and CEO of Fern and Star Photography.

I am a family and personal brand photographer and photography mentor to budding photographers.

Having had 15 years working as a paediatric occupational therapist, I've worked with children from all walks of life, with all levels of abilities and disabilities. I know the importance of being able to adapt to a child's needs and not make demands for them to fit into our own schedule. I care deeply about making children feel included, comfortable and happy to work with me.

I understand the difficulty that comes with autism, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, to name a few and I make sure I create an environment in my sessions that celebrate their differences and encourage their spirit to shine through.

No child or parent coming to one of my session should leave, having felt stressed or under pressure to perform.

 My career in OT has also given me such a unique set of skills when working with people on a one-to-one basis. I love learning about and meeting new people. It gives me such a lift of positive energy, which I bring to all my shoots. 

My photography style is laid back and natural. I don't believe in forced poses, instead creating safe spaces for people to be themselves, which in turn lead to authentic and natural photography.

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