About Deborah de Graaf Photography

Why hello!

Thanks for stopping by! I am Deborah, but you can call me Debs! I am the lead photographer of Deborah de Graaf Photography and my husband Dave, is my second shooter. We think it's pretty awesome that we can do something we love, together.  To get to know us better, here is a few more things we love..

We love to travel, especially when our photography takes us there. Exploring, experiencing and photographing amazing people and places along the way. We love going on adventures with our young son Zach, near or far, we do things as a family. Summer or winter, we enjoy heading to the beach, going for a walk and breathing in some fresh sea air! Especially at our local, the stunning Mount Maunganui Beach, here in New Zealand. Dave is at home in the surf and heads out whenever he gets a chance. We love getting out into nature as a family and feel so blessed to be living in such a beautiful part of the world. We swoon over natural light, and in our element shooting that style.

Our Style

Our main mission as a photographers is to capture your unique story, in a natural and authentic way. So what does that look like? Well, we have a photo-journalistic approach and love capturing the spontaneous moments and emotion as they unfold. However we know that many people are not used to being in front of the camera, so we also mix it up with some effortlessly posed shots, creating gorgeous portraits. We like to keep things relaxed and fun, and yeap that may include a stupid joke or two, but we think that is the best way to really capture you enjoying the moment.

The best compliment our clients could give us, is looking at their photos and saying "You captured us so perfectly", or "Our photos bring back the emotion of the moment'. That is when I know we have done our job.

So if that sounds like a bit of you, I would love to meet you!

You can also check out our website www.deborahdegraaf.co.nz