Kia ora - My name is Andy Thompson. My purpose is to bring communities together with photography and capture natural moments showing the true essence of people. Thanks for taking an interest in my photography, I am super stoked you have taken the time to be here.
Photographer - New Zealand - Individual and Group Portraits, Corporate, Events, Teams, Weddings, Landscapes.
I love Aotearoa / New Zealand, the people, culture, and land we are so lucky to live in. We are fortunate to be living here and working as a professional photographer opens up many opportunities and possibilities.
I would not be doing this without the loving support of my wife Jo. We also have Molly our Cairn terrier who is now 12. We lost two of our dogs from our family in the last two years so we are enjoying our time with Molly as much as possible. Molly and Jo tend to be my photographic subjects on our walks together - they are very patient with me thankfully.
I still work in professional outdoor education assessing national qualifications, and occasionally do technical expert auditing for outdoor companies.
Background: I am an outdoor professional (started in 1988) having taught, guided, and instructed in a range of New Zealand and world locations; including Antarctica, Australia, India, Africa, Canada, Scotland, and Norway. Starting work as a photographer in the late '80s shooting commercial rafting while following river trips in a kayak, it was not uncommon to solo boat grade 4/5 to stay ahead for the best shot. Working from the print, slide, and now digital, it is exciting to embrace new technology. Having skills to photograph unusual places, being with other people - yet feel comfortable in the extremes of the most appalling or beautiful conditions is an advantage.
I like to approach professional photography assignments for clients with a no-hassle style. That is I will work tirelessly to make your experience easy and get the results you require. I have fun along the way, yet I am focused and attentive to my client's jobs.
Sharing my photography and experiences with others I hope inspires you to explore our beautiful country, the world, and take care of it. Take action on being the best custodians of the only planet we live on.
I am available for photographic shoots and specific jobs. Bookings are essential. I look forward to making your memories!
I am so grateful to be a photographer based in Dunedin. He would prefer to chat and loves getting to know his clients. So say hello and send a message below to get in contact with Andy, or call me on +64 21 735-536.