When Awhina came in for her pre-consultation I learned a lot about her. One big part of her life is her culture. Being part Maori, she does Polynesian dancing . We brainstormed together and came up with the idea to take her picture in front of a lake wearing her polynesian dress. This is why it’s so important to have a pre-consultation with your photographer – if they don’t know who you are, how can they show it in a portrait?

Another good reason for a pre-consultation? If you can’t stand the photographer’s personality or work, you’ll know it before paying even one cent. With that said, no one has ever walked away from me after a consultation… at least not yet.  😉

Thanks again Awhina, you were way fun to photograph. I’m excited for our next session! 🙂