Hi, I'm Lara
A few facts about me which I believe have shaped me into the person, and photographer I am today:
1) I was born and raised in beautiful Zimbabwe (in Southern Africa).
I believe the vibrant culture of my motherland has fostered a love of
colour, culture and connection in all that I do.
2) My family are my absolute world! (that's them up there in the photo)
With their love, support and encouragement, I left a career in teaching over 10 years ago to peruse my creative passion and become a full time photographer!
3) My main sources of inspiration come from our beautiful planet and peoples unique life stories!
The multi-cultural society here in Aotearoa has given me the opportunity to document stories of love and connection that defy cultural, religious, racial and gender stereotypes and I get to do all this in the most beautiful landscapes and natural environments.
I am humbled and blessed to be able to call this my job.
Packages & Pricing
All wedding packages include an initial meeting, coverage by Lara on the big day, and an online gallery for your photos.
Engagement / Couples
An adventure session with your significant other! Quoted accordingly based on what type of adventure you're up for!
Family / Lifestyle
A fun, relaxed adventure with your loved ones! Natural photos that showcase each individuals personalities!
“Lara photographed our wedding in November 22, and the experience was just fantastic. The photographs are outstanding, and we love looking back over them to remind ourselves of the day. We had no idea what we wanted, but she was so helpful, gave us advice on what we needed, where we should go, timings etc…. She is friendly and easygoing, and the photos are beautiful. We cannot recommend Lara & Soul Sisters more highly.”
“We can't speak highly enough about Soul Sisters. Lara was such a pleasure to work with and delivered some absolutely stunning photos of our big day. She's got such a lovely manner about her to coordinate guests for photos and takes the best pics without you knowing she's there or being in the way of the big moments... We absolutely loved her ability to snap some really candid moments of our big day. We would highly recommend Soul Sisters Photography!”
“Lara is a simply amazing photographer ! She has done 7 photo shoots for us, starting with our engagement shoot and most recently family photos after our second child was born. Each time I have a vision in my head for how I imagine the photos will look and Lara manages to make them look even more beautiful. Lara is such a special person and even if you’ve never met her you’ll feel like you’ve known her for years!”
“Lara photographed our wedding in 2022 and our photo's turned out to be exceptional! We had two culturally different weddings - an Indian and a Sri Lankan wedding - and Lara was able to capture the cultures of both weddings perfectly. She captured the brightness and vividness of our Indian culture and the softness/soberness of our Sri Lankan rituals.
Lara brought a lot of fun energy to our day, and made us feel completely comfortable and ease. She is extremely friendly, kind and has the most loving per”
“Right from the start we knew Lara was the perfect fit for us! She made the entire process easy, with fantastic communication. On the day, Lara blew me away with her easy, friendly, energetic personality. She was the perfect mixture of being strong to organise rowdy relatives, and blending into the background during the intimate moments... The results blew me away and bought tears to my eyes. The photos will remain special treasures that I will always hold dear.”
“The BEST photographer in town!! Super talented and skilled at what she does. She made our girls feel so at ease and was just so amazing with them the whole way though. Super clear with instructions while making us also feel super relaxed!
Lara, you are born for this and did I mention how quickly we got our photos back? We couldn’t believe it! Thanks a million for doing our family portraits again!”
1) WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I am based in West Auckland, NZ. I love to travel country wide and internationally for weddings, and all over Auckland for family sessions.
2) WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
I'd call my style super relaxed and natural with a documentary approach. In saying that, I also like to play around with creative shots, which can involve a bit of direction & a sprinkling of magic :)
3) WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I started my photography business full time over 10 years ago. At the time, I was a secondary school teacher, teaching art, design & photography and juggling my business on the side. Since going full time I have photographed over 250 weddings and over 200 families, many of whom are repeat customers and I get the pleasure of documenting their growing families.
3) HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
Your high resolution, fully edited photos will be delivered via a private online gallery which is available for one year. From here you can download, share & print your images as you wish.
4) DO YOU PROVIDE PRINTS AND ALBUMS
I offer a range of high quality prints, frames, canvases, albums & photo-book services, all of which can be purchased directly through me, so just let me know what you're looking for and I can send a product and price list.