Mother, daughter photographs raise money for Women’s Cancer Foundation


New Plymouth photographer Helen Wilkin is part of a small group of New Zealand and Australian photographers who are working together to raise funds for the Women’s Cancer Foundation.  They are capturing the loving connection between mother and daughter.

“It’s so important to capture these moments while we can.  We just don’t know what will happen in the future and if we will ever get this opportunity again,” said Wilkin owner of Helenjoy Photography.

While photographers are donating their talents and time a participation fee of $51is going directly to the Women’s Cancer Foundation.

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Inglewood Photographers Scoop Awards

Local professional photographers Helenjoy (Wilkin) and Adam Buckle scooped up 19 awards between them at the prestigious New Zealand Iris Awards held in Wellington last month.

The Inglewood pair have a huge passion for photography.  Adam has earned a Fellow and Helen a Masters with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers.  They have also earned the very prestigious title of Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand.  Only four people in Taranaki have this title.

Adam BuckleAdam operates a canvas and fine art printing business predominantly selling landscapes through various galleries around Taranaki.

“Awards for me is not just a personal journey of growth, the key here is that my images are of a consistent standard,” said Adam.

HelenjoyHelen operates her business Helenjoy Photography in Inglewood and focuses on fine art maternity, babies and small intimate family groups as well as weddings.

“I haven’t entered the awards for the last five years to focus on growing my business.  I set myself some new personal goals and then Adam inspired me to enter again.  Although I am already accredited, qualified and a proven and trusted professional photographer it’s good to get another independent confirmation that I am constantly consistent at the high end of my profession. 

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