“Never play to the gallery.”
― David Bowie

Hello, m​y name is ​Carly and I live in South Wairarapa, a beautiful rural community in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

I am a Mother, Photographer, Educator, and an advocate for Autism, mental health and the arts. I’m also Mum to 3 beautiful and amazing little people. Together we are navigating life with Autism, a colourful journey that is constantly showing us the value of love, perspective and presence.

I LOVE….

• Tenacity. People who fiercely pursue their passions.
• People who who move against the grain and colour outside the lines.
• Deep conversations and new perspectives.
• Light + Shadows.
• Ordinary and imperfect things.
• Books. Real ones. Give me the tangible over the digital any day.
• Whanau. People. Community. Collaborations.
• Growing my own food.
• The forest and the ocean.
• And of course, meeting people and documenting stories.

If you like my work and are looking for someone to document you, your family or your business in a beautiful and honest way, say hello and let’s CONNECT.

You can also find my portrait studio work at AROTAHI STUDIO, and my photography workshops HERE

IMAGE CREDIT (ABOVE) BY MADELINE DRUCE
ABOUT IMAGE (HOME PAGE) BY ERICA WHEADON