GINA: My name is Gina and I am a freelance photographer from New Zealand. I live in Phuket with my husband Tim, our son Kingston and baby number two is on the way.
At university I studied newspaper journalism including courses in art and photography. I worked as a reporter and photographer on newspapers in New Zealand before heading overseas a decade ago. This journey has taken me around Europe and Asia and now Thailand has become home.
Earlier this year I launched a wedding planning business. The Romance Planners was started because so often I saw customers who would have benefited from having a wedding coordinator. Sometimes when I was photographing I wanted to jump in and deal with those problems that were often easy to solve but could escalate into chaos and stress if not fixed. And I had an extensive knowledge of vendors, venues and wedding day schedules after photographing hundreds of weddings from beginning to end. It was a natural business progression and has quickly become very successful. With all these changes going on it was time to revamp the website and introduce the rest of the team!
MAMBO: I met Mambo several years ago when I was doing a commercial shoot for a boxing gym. I was heavily pregnant so I couldn’t do the final part of the job which was photographing a boxing match in Patong. Mambo was hired to do the job, and I was so impressed with his work. Shortly after I hired him to take our family portraits and he did an awesome job. We started photographing weddings together and have worked together since.
Mambo has a degree in Arts and Communication and is talented in many areas of photography including weddings, fashion, architecture and travel. See the blog for examples of his wonderful work.
JARAN: I also met Jaran several years ago while photographing a wedding on a remote island off Phuket. He was doing the videography that day and really he’s equally skilled in photography and videography. It is quite rare to find someone multi-talented in both medias.
Jaran is a lot of fun to work with, has endless energy and enthusiasm and and is a master with flash photography. Customers always comment about how relaxed they were during photo shoots with Jaran.
His hometown is Trang so he loves traveling to weddings and pre-wedding shoots in the Phang Nga, Krabi, Koh Samui and Koh Lanta areas. See the blog for examples of his beautiful work.