GINA: My name is Gina and I am a freelance photographer from New Zealand. I am blessed to divide my time between Phuket, Thailand and Thames, New Zealand with my husband Tim and our beautiful sons Kingston and Anderson.
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 on a journey that has taken me around Europe, Asia and Canada.
Several years ago 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. So life is busy but it’s all possible with the help and support of my family (see the blog under personal posts) and the super talented team (below and under the videographers link).
MAMBO: I met Mambo many 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 many years ago while photographing a wedding on a remote island off Phuket.
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.