Natasha Maria | About
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Hi! I’m Tash. Originally from Whangārei, I grew up on Roald Dahl, fish & chips and daydreams, and at some stage picked up a camera. Mum and Dad quickly tired of me blowing their film on out-of-focus shots of the neighbour’s garden, so for my 12th birthday bought me a plastic point-and-shoot from The Warehouse. That sucker kept me going until high school, when I started Photography class and upgraded to an SLR. I’ve been hooked ever since.

 

I’m captivated by humans, eternally curious and shoot in a documentary style, there to capture life exactly as it appears – raw, real and beautiful. I have always wanted to do that as authentically as possible, so don’t incorporate a lot of technical wizardry. I believe there is beauty in everything and every moment, and that’s the secret sauce that keeps me searching.

 

I live by the simple motto, It’s supposed to be fun. I prioritise love and play (and chips), and keeping the happy stuff paramount keeps me charged enough to lead a simple, electric life. As a kid, I always wanted to be an author and I still love writing today. I have a day job that keeps me busy from 9-5, and outside of that I read, climb rocks, try to surf, think about doing yoga (just think) and drink a lot of coffee. I have an awesome fiancé, Paul, who keeps me on my toes along with our dog Cana. We’re based in Auckland, spend a lot of time tiki touring around the North Island and are always keen to travel further.

 

What’s next? You tell me. No project’s too big nor small. Drop me a line and let’s create something cool together.

 

Fill in the form below to email me, or hit me direct – tash@natashamaria.com

“It’s more than photography – it’s storytelling.” – Chanelle Armstrong 

 

“Thank you so much for capturing moments that I will treasure forever. I am blown away by your mystical ability to trap the true essence of someone in an image.”– Amy Farr

 

“We were so impressed with her approach, she immediately put us all at ease and engaged us all in the photo shoot. Tash was great with her direction and had some really great ideas to get the shots we were really after – I loved that her approach was really in the moment so as we were captured realistically (not forcibly posed looking awkward) and she really captured the personalities of all of us perfectly!”Kellie Woodward