I am a fully qualified professional photographer graduating from the 4 year Bachelor of Design at Massey University along with a 3 year Bachelor of Business. I am a qualified member of the New Zealand Institute of professional Photography. In 2013 I was awarded the title of 
'Grand Master of the NZIPP'.
 An accomplishment I'm very proud to share with only 11 other photographers in the country. I was awarded the 2011, 2014 & 2017 Professional Photographer of the Year and have also been a finalist for the last 7 years. The last two years have seen me achieving both 2nd and 3rd place internationally within 'Portrait' in the International Colour Awards (Master's Cup). This Event has awarded me with the title of Honorary International Colour Master.

WHY NZIPP?
I encourage you to not take short cuts. Be sure to hire a qualified professional. Hawke's Bay has a handful of photographers who have passed the tough review and inspection process provided by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers. Make sure you book one. The industry is now wide open to anyone to claim the title of photographer. The NZIPP has been set up to keep both the industry and consumers safe. We follow strict professional guide lines and codes of ethics. Meanwhile our work goes under the spotlight of examiners. Around 50% of potential professional photographers fail to produce up to standard work and remain unqualified within the NZIPP. A full list of NZIPP qualified photographers can be found at  www.nzipp.org.nz.

 

Media Publications

Italian Vogue, Blaze Magazine, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Beautiful Bizzare Magazine, HBToday, Dominion, D-Photo Magazine, Air NZ Inflight Magazine, Woman's Day, NZ Gardener Magazine, NZ Weddings.

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Awards
2017 NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
Bar to Grand Master of Photography (GMNZIPP x2)
2017 NZIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2017 NZIPP Creative Portrait Photographer of the Year
2017 NZIPP Grand Master of the Year
2016 New Zealand Grand Master of the Year
2016 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2016 NZIPP Central Districts Professional Photographer of the Year
2015 Finalist NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2014 NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2014 NZIPP New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2014 Awarded title of Honorary Spider Fellow
2013 Awarded with the title of 'NZIPP Grand Master of Photography' (highest distinction)
2013 Finalist NZIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
2012 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 2nd Place
2012 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 3rd Place
2012 NZIPP New Zealand Classic Portrait Photographer of the Year
2012 NZIPP New Zealand Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2012 NZIPP Highest Scoring Colour Print
2012 Runner Up NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2011 NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
2011 NZIPP New Zealand Creative Portrait Photographer of the Year
2011 International Colour Awards (Master's Cup) Portrait 2nd Place
2011 International Loupe Awards Portrait 3rd Place
2010 Runner Up NZIPP New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year
Numerous Kodak Gold Awards.

Richard Wood. Photo courtesy of Eva Bradley.

Richard Wood. Photo courtesy of Eva Bradley.