A little about me, and photography!
Thanks for visiting my site! I'm Laurie Winter. I am a photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
I love landscape photography and am happiest out shooting New Zealand's awesome and diverse scenery. I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, but until a couple of years ago it was always in auto mode. In 2015 I purchased an Olympus mirrorless camera and I committed to learning how to use it properly, with the goal of capturing images like the ones I have always admired from other photographers. It quickly became a passion and over the last two years I have fallen in love with the art of photography.
I love mountains, lakes, the coast and New Zealand's bush, and I have a bit of a penchant for reflection shots. I enjoy creating images from my interpretation of what I see in front of me. In particular I enjoy the long exposure genre, and am also not afraid to shoot in the middle of the day, as well as at dawn and dusk. Sunrise and sunset are my favourite times of the day for photography.
I shoot mostly with my Olympus OM-D mirrorless cameras, a variety of M.Zuiko Pro lenses and NiSi neutral density filters for long exposures. I do my post processing in Lightroom. My editing style leans toward the bold and vibrant.
I love heading off on a photography roadie and visiting places around New Zealand to see if I can capture something amazing. I have really enjoyed getting to know people from the huge community of photographers in New Zealand, some of whom have become mentors to me. I have made some close friends and met so many people who inspire my work.
Outside of photography, I'm a mum to two young boys (Jackson and Ollie), am married to Matt (who loves the outdoors as much as me), and work for one of New Zealand's main banks. I create images when I can find the time to get out and about on adventures; between Matt and I, our diary can be pretty crazy!
This site is a collection of my favourite photos, and I'll also be sharing some of my adventures with you in the Blog section. For any questions, or to order prints, please contact me through this page. You can also follow my photography on Instagram and Facebook - links are at the bottom of the page.
I hope you enjoy my photos!