I'm Casey and I run and own this gorgeous portrait studio in Auckland New Zealand, alongside 2 beautiful talented photographers.
Van Liefde is my maiden name, and literally means "of love" or "from love", which is exactly what this studio was built with, love! My love for photography runs deep, it isn't just a business, it's a passion and I wholeheartedly believe in the power of a portrait! They freeze a moment in time, captured forever. The envoke emotion, stories and history!
This beautiful studio is in the heart of my home town Pukekohe and it is the result of 12 years of dreams.
I have run numerous home studios in both Australia and New Zealand and always desperately wanted my own space that wasn't in my home. Not only did I want my family to be able to run free on a Saturday morning, but I also wanted my clients to feel safe and secure inside a professional space.
When I started my photography journey I mainly specialised in glamour and boudoir photography. It was my jam! Over the course of the years, I developed into more genres and tended to "do it all". Once I opened the studio I realised that my true passion still lies in my original genre, and photographing women is my true calling. That's where Marisa steps in. Marisa joined the studio in February 2020. She has run her own successful business for a few years and I just absolutely fell in love with her style. So she decided to join the studio so we can offer our clients the most professional standard of portraits, based on the genre of shoot they are after.
Similar to doctors, I have always felt it's important for photographers so specialise in one genre of work. To perfect their art within that genre and create the best work possible.
So no matter what your photography needs, we can design and capture your dream photoshoot. Our studio is filled with beautiful props, professional lighting, a hair and makeup station (including makeup artist), a kitchenette with lounge and bathroom for you to relax with your children or baby. Making this experience an enjoyable one is so important to us, as is capturing images you and your loved ones will treasure forever!
All of our packages have been designed as a full package, meaning you won't come to your viewing and have to pay for extras unless you want to! Every package includes full photoshoots (including hair and makeup), prints, display box and canvas prints to go straight onto your walls! So you can budget for your shoot from the beginning, knowing that at the end of your experience, you will have beautifully printed images to display proudly (and of course digitals for your phone to show off to your friends!). We aren't here to sell to you, what you want to spend is up to you! We are simply here to capture beautiful portraits for you to treasure forever!
For a free consultation please don't hesitate to get in touch!