Mike Child Photography is a family business run by award winning photographer Mike Child with the help and assistance of his wife Jenny. Both Mike and Jenny are members of the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the Henderson Photographic Society.
I have always loved photography, ever since my parents gave me my first camera as a Christmas present when I was 8 years old. I got really serious about photography after I finished studying for my BCom/BSc degrees at Auckland University, and decided to take a night-school course in photography and black and white darkroom processing.
At that time I was also seriously involved in scuba diving, working part-time as an instructor at Junction Ski and Underwater in Greenlane. I greatly enjoyed combining these two hobbies with underwater photography, especially macro photography of all the amazing little sea creatures that I had never seen before.
I only became interested in wedding photography after my own wedding, when I helped our photographer design our wedding album. Some time later, when I photographed a family friend’s wedding, I realised that this was not only something that I had the skills for, but something that I would really love to do as a business.
Having spent the last four years focusing almost entirely on wedding photography, I am currently working on expanding my repertoire to also include pregnancy photography, baby and child photography, family photography, glamour photography and model photography.