I love going to the gym, I love training (most of the time) and I love being fit but do I have what it takes to train hard for 6 months, sacrificing many things to compete in a body building competition up on stage in front of lots of people in not many clothes? The answer is NO! But these guys did! They are are from Fitcomm and they all did amazing! Congratulations guys you are an inspiration to everyone that knows you.
The last couple of Fridays I've been loving hanging out with my kids down at the Mountain Raiders BMX track. I've had the opportunity to test out the Nikon 850 which I've loved, thanks Nikon, such a great camera! We've been super lucky with some gorgeous sunsets then once it gets dark the flood lights come on. These were just practice nights as the season doesn't start for a couple of months, but the kids (and the grownups) all love it!
I recently had the opportunity to do a family photoshoot for Hannah and her gorgeous family in the back garden of their home in Drury. I met Hannah and her kids a few years back when we all went to Playcentre together. I hadn't seen them for a while so was blown away by how much the kids had grown, (as they do right!), and how much they talked to me, Skye in particular was always a girl of few words but she honestly didn't stop talking to me I loved it. We all had so much fun.
What Hannah had to say...
"We have two camera shy kids and Kirsten totally won them over! Her fun, easy going spirit made us all feel so relaxed and we couldn't believe how many incredible shots she captured in a short space of time. Her creative edge and eye for unique photo opportunities is impressive. Would highly recommend Kirsten to anyone looking for a photographer. It was an all round awesome experience!"
Pretty excited to be featured on the Lookslikefilm website. Images are posted on the Lookslikefilm Facebook page and then if they receive more than 300 likes from all the followers from all over the world they get what's called a Choo Choo and then featured on their website. Here's my image on their website:
At the start of the year as with every year, New Zealand hosts it's national superbike series, otherwise known as the NZSBK's. This year Round 1 was held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch and round 2 at Levels Raceway in Timaru. Two great tracks with loads of great racing. As one of 2 official photographers for the season my job is to capture all the behind scenes, the action that happens in the pits, the teams, the families, the riders and their bikes, everything that goes on before and after the bikes go out on the track and let me tell you there is always plenty going on!
Here are some of my fave shots from the 2 rounds combined. If there are no pictures of you from these 2 rounds it's because I can't get round to everyone. For rounds 3 & 4 I am offering 3 different photo packages. In my usual style packages will include photos of you winning & grinning, team shots, bike shots, pit shots etc, available to you Sunday night or Monday first thing, these can then be used for for social media and press releases or for sponsors etc. Just fill out THIS FORM ASAP and I'll add you to my list. All package prices are on the form.
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I love being at the race track, the people, the bikes, the smells, the sounds, the emotions, the passion, you can feel it everywhere. I sometimes take pictures of the bikes on the track but I without a doubt prefer taking pictures of the people in the pits, the teams, the families, the riders. Motorbike racing is an individual sport but a lot of the time without a team behind you you it's not possible to do it. A picture can tell a thousand words and it's the moments before a race, or straight after that tell the biggest story! Here are my top picks from the 3 round Suzuki Series 2017, including the final round at the famous Cemetery Circuit on Boxing day in New Zealand's very own Whanganui. This year I was primarily shooting for the Carl Cox Motorsport team but there were plenty of other moments I couldn't resist snapping too. To purchase photos or to enquire about any of these images please contact me here.
This weekend I got to attend another awesome fight night event organised by the Hardknocks crew. This time I photographed the whole event. Once again the fighters and the event organisers did not disappoint!
Recently I got to work with personal stylist Johanna-May Manks on a cover story for the Venus Network magazine. The story was all about the importance and power of personal branding within business, which applies to both Johanna-May's profession and mine. Over 4000 copies of the magazine have been printed and it is also downloadable on-line. Below are some of the pictures we took for the article.
To arrange a free consultation to discuss how a personal branding shoot can benefit you and your business, contact me and we can go over some ideas. I'd love to hear from you.
Sunday 12th November 29 teams of 3 riders battled it out for the top spot in the annual Motul Playday 6 hour endurance race at Hampton Downs. Each team had 3 bikes. These photos are of the team M1 Motorsport who ended up in 2nd place. The team was made up of Carl Cox Motorsport sponsored rider Toby Summers on his Kawazaki ZX10 , M1 Motorsport's Alastair Hoogenboezem on his S1000RR and MTF Finance sponsored rider Avalon Biddle on her Kawasaki ZX6R. A total of 314 laps of Hampton Downs was completed in the 6 hours with a fastest lap time of 1.05.018 and a best lap speed of 147.8 Kph over the 2.7k circuit.
Recently I got to experience one of the most amazing weekends of my life, I think I may also have found my dream job! Sports photographer. A few weeks back my husband and I and a bunch of good mates travelled over to Phillip Island in Melbourne for the Australian round of the MotoGP. I had media accreditation which meant I'd be taking photos all weekend whilst the others unfortunately, (for them) only had GA passes :( The gate in the first pic is where their access stopped! So I made my way to the media centre where all the photographers, journalists, commentators and anyone to do with media from all the world got to hang out for a few days. I was in photography heaven. Over the course of the weekend I got to meet and work alongside some of the world's greatest sports/MotoGP photographers, including one of my faves: Gigi Soldano, who is the nicest guy and takes the most amazing photos. He introduced me to Valentino Rossi! And took the photo below! As if my mind wasn't already blown!
I had pit lane access on the Friday and Saturday so I got to take photos of all the MotoGP riders and their teams during all the practice sessions. Then for the rest of the weekend I borrowed a big fat lens and an upgraded version of my camera from the Nikon team, (who represent at every round of the MotoGP), and went out around the track to get some action shots. During the weekend it rained, shined, rained some more and blew a gale. I walked miles, I carried heaps of stuff, I learnt loads and connected with heaps of people, I absolutely LOVED it all!!!
Be sure to check out the latest online edition of Kiwi Rider where some of my pics have been published. There's a great write up on the weekend in there too.