Simone Jackson Photography

Iris award winner
PSNZ Honours
19 March 2021

PSNZ Honours

Thrilled to be awarded an Associateship with the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) - These are the images that made that happen!  

Royal Albatross  chick hatching
28 January 2021

Royal Albatross chick hatching

At this time of year, we all hope for cool winds and no predators.  Really isn the middle of Summer?!  An incredibly exciting and nervous time for all involved.  The chicks take days to hatch and are at their most vulnerable.  There is the risk of predators, fly strike, even their own parents big feet!  The Royal Albatross Colony is an absolute hive of activity at this tim

The Precinct area of Dunedin
14 January 2021

The Precinct area of Dunedin

We live in an amazing city.  This is the Precinct area of Dunedin, which, over the last 10 years or so, has been "upmarketed".. is that a word?!  Once, a very industrial area, now its is full of cafes and small businesses (some large too)!  Pictured here is Mike & Grace, just outside the Vogel Street Kitchen .. which was once a wool store, carpet storage, carpark, etc

Huge Graduation season 2020
25 December 2020

Huge Graduation season 2020

With a very crazy year coming to a close, thought I would post an image that was a tad carnage, but with heart. 

Usually every year I have the privilege of capturing the graduating nurses and it is always a highlight to watch the excited faces of all the graduating Nurses, the proud expressions of the family and loved ones attending the celebrations, ceremony and generally everything to do

2020 Photographic World Cup
17 December 2020

2020 Photographic World Cup

Drum roll!   

One of my images that did well at the 2020 NZ Iris Awards in the wedding category has been chosen to represent a "Team NZ" in the 2020 Photographic World Cup!  16 images were chosen across a range of photographic genres.  Am rather thrilled my amazing Groom and groomsmen styled so well for me :-D

Here are the images if you would like to view. 38 co

Family Posing
9 November 2020

Family Posing

If any would love to leran a bit more on posing familes and weddings, am giving a presentaion tonight at the Dunedin Photographic Society tonight at the Mornington Community Centre at 7.30pm, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Mornigton.  Visitors are always welcome :-)

 

Who doesn't like cake?
30 June 2020

Who doesn't like cake?

One of the nicest things about being a photographer is being able to share your experiences and knowledge of different genres of photography, from wedding, astro, nature, portraiture, even capturing the stuning Royal Albatross on the peninsula at Tairoa Head on the Otago peninsula.  

But "what has this got to do with eating cake", you wonder?  

The Balclutha Cam

Balcutha Camera Club
23 June 2020

Balcutha Camera Club

I'm off shortly to Balcutha to visit the most lovely Photography club.  We have a great Club here in Dunedin, but these guys bake the moct AMAZING Chocolate Cakes for their visitors.  We need to up our game here in Dunedin!  

Tonight I will be talking and showing a slideshow, of the two year project I had of capturing the lifecyle of the Northern Royal Albatross on

Amazing reason for getting married in Winter ..
2 June 2020

Amazing reason for getting married in Winter ..

For couples getting married in our beautiful surrounds of Dunedin or Otago, they have the incredible opportunity to take advantage of our amazing night skies!  Sure its cold, sure its dark, but images like this dont take long to capture!  Rug up in a warm coat and snuggle with your beloved while all your guests are dancing away inside the reception venue .. they wont even noticed you hav

Royal Spoonbill in Flight
25 May 2020

Royal Spoonbill in Flight

Who would believe this image of a beautiful Royal Spoonbil was catpured only 3 mins drive from our beautiful city of Dunedin!  Our #dunnerstunner bird and all his brood literally fly from location to location around the Otago Peninsula, .. which is wonderful to see them and their quirky ways with their unique bills!  Such comical birds but combined with their grace are valued so much by

Family is where it's at!
29 April 2020

Family is where it's at!

The time we spend with our family is so precious.  Over this time (and we have had a lot of it, some more than others), we can reflect on the most important things in our life .. Our loved ones!  Currently taking bookings from Level 2 - to capture the most important things in your life .. your family.  Autumn is ideal as the colours are incredible!   Portraiture sessions and fa

When it rains on your wedding day .. do not worry!
6 February 2020

When it rains on your wedding day .. do not worry!

With the amount of rain we have had lately, just thought I would add that there is soo much amazing opportunity to do great photography!  Please do not worry, as it would give me more time to play with the beautiful  soft light that a rainy day provides :-)

Sure you will have to be a little more careful with location choices etc, but your Plan B will rock believe me!

Vernon & Michelles Engagement shoot
17 December 2019

Vernon & Michelles Engagement shoot

Vernon & Michelle.  These two are so iconically Dunedin in style.  Low key.  Modest. And so darned themselves.  I absolutely loved shooting these two on a perfect Dunedin beach late in the day!

When a boy asks a girl ...
16 December 2019

When a boy asks a girl ...

So guess who got to capture an amazing WEDDING PROPOSAL?!  

Nurses Graduation
13 December 2019

Nurses Graduation

Every year I have the privelege of capturing these amazing nurses graduation photo.  What a bunch?! We will all be in safe hands with these nurses!

Wedding season is almost here
4 August 2019

Wedding season is almost here

How is everyones plans going?  Dont forget to drop me a line and we can have a great catch up with the plans of your big day!

Nature Photographer of the Year 2019
21 July 2019

Nature Photographer of the Year 2019

I am totally thrilled to announce my portfolio of printed images entered into the 2019 NZIPP Nikon Iris Awards, has given me the title of 2019 Nature Photographer of the Year! The Nature Category is sponsored by EPSON and I am so very thankful to have wonderful support from our sponsors!

The 2019 Nikon Iris awards were hosted in Wellington, and is an intense, nerve wracking time for all

Life as a photographer on the Otago Peninsula
8 February 2017

Life as a photographer on the Otago Peninsula

Who wants this job?! MEEEE!

Who likes cake?
1 January 1970

Who likes cake?