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She has my best interests at heart & knows me. She knew I would be uncomfortable & made me feel special & important -Sarah Brass

Absolutely an amazing experience with this lovely lady so happy with my shoot. Very talented will definitely recommend her to my friends and family – Keri

I love the pureness of the images that were captured and the way I felt throughout the whole session – Amba Holly Te Ngoungou

For nine months I carried you close, with all my senses I feel I hear you growing. I try to imagine your eyes, your hands your feet I thank the ātua for gifting us a star as you journey to Te Ao Marama. I thank Tessa for encapsulating that moment of love, the connection to our baby and the knowledge he has brought with him. Her photos are timeless and carry our connections to Te Ao Māori. – Chrystal Curtis

I cannot recommend Moemoea Collective enough. Tessa’s professional but also makes everyone feel relaxed and at ease! Our photos turned out great and we will definitely be booking in with Tess again soon to capture more great photos – Chanelle Hori

Once again, Tessa has managed to capture all of the best bits of our Whanau with her lens. Each time we have used Tessa she has provided us with a thoroughly professional, yet relaxed and personal experience on the day, followed up with a selection of amazing high quality images to display around our home. Tessa, we love our moments with you, seeing you do what you do best, and love what you are able to make of our sometimes hectic little Whanau. – Clarkie, Sarah Londyn & Lucah XX

That day I felt comfortable and beautiful in my own skin,which hasn’t happened in a long time, even prior to falling pregnant. I felt as though I was working along side a friend I’d known for years. There was no pressure or feeling as though I wasn’t doing I right. There was also plenty of laughs and smiles. – Nerissa Winiata

Tessa did a wonderful job with my children’s photos! The pictures are beautiful and capture such precious moments. Tessa was professional and amazing with the children which made our session fun and easy going. Our walls at home and our families walls are adorned with Tessa’s beautiful photos and I plan to go back a third time so Tessa can capture more moments in my children’s life. I highly recommend Moemoea Collective, thank you Tessa you are amazing and if I could give you more than five stars I would! – Renee

Tessa recently photographed my family of 7, with 5 children ranging from the ages of 1 yr to 14 yrs. The weather was not wanting to please us and the youngest was teething and grizzly, Tessa dealt with it all like a pro, she got beautiful portraits within 30 min of each child and some gorgeous family shoots that really captured our personalities. I am rapt with her efforts and ability to bring out the smiles of my children and even the teenager. I would highly recommend Moemoea Collective for her professionalism, communication and personal touch. Thank you Tessa, I absolutely L O V E my album – Regards Taeao & Sharlene Vaofusi

We don’t really like being photographed or ‘posing’ for photos so wanted to have someone we would get along with and who would create photos that reflect our personalities. -Lorena, Aaron, Ivy & Reed


Tessa made us feel really comfortable during the shoot, professional, caring – conscious of our desires and feelings. She was able to capture some amazing moments that we will cherish for a lifetime. It will definitely not be the last time we use her services. -Nā mātou te whānau Hautapu-Fonotoe


Thanks Tessa!  Yet again another enjoyable photo shoot and love the final result. – Amanda Keeler

Gemma review

Once again tessa totally delivered. None of us really like being in front of the camera, yet tessa made us feel like naturals and got awesome results. We couldn’t be happier with the photos, we definitely got our money’s worth. Tessa’s relaxed nature made us feel so comfortable throughout our session, and her patience with our trying 3 year old was amazing, she made sure she was having fun while we dealt with our uncooperative newborn. Thanks tessa, we will be seeing you again soon I’m sure. – Gemma Boyd


I had no hesitations, I knew who was the best person to capture exactly what my family wanted 🙂 – Alethea Jane Hokianga-Rowlands


A relaxed and calm photo session capturing our newest arrival. Loved the outcome too. – Amy Law


Thank you so much Tessa, we are totally thrilled with our photos. We really appreciate how professional and accommodating you were to make the session happen. Most of all we loved how well you interacted with our boy and how comfortable you made him. – Teressa Poutawa


Tessa is an outstanding photographer who has a genuinely friendly and enthusiastic approach, who problem solves and knows how to make the experience run as smooth as possible. Our photos capture us in a way that truely represents us, I am proud to display them on our walls! – Kate & Toby Moreland

If you are looking for an amazing, warm, caring professional photographer Tessa is the one to book in with. She made me feel completely comfortable throughout the whole shoot and we are absolutely in love with the results! She captured such a special time in our life. Basically I couldn’t think of anyone else that I would wanted to have used! – Sonia Donnelly

Tessa is a beautiful photographer who really captures the essence of your whanau so you can hang it on the wall and admire. She has a beautiful soul which is likley the reason she can capture such stunning photos. Thank you Tessa, you are amazing 🙂 – Shannyn Edmonds


What a great session, the whole family had a great time,  and the girls are still using inky pinky ponky to decided who goes first! – Natalie Scrivener

DebbieB089CroppedKia ora Tessa. Nei rā te mihi ki a koe mō ō tātou whakaahua tino rawe. A long overdue thank you from our whānau to yours for our photos. We love them so much! You were so patient with us as we asked a million questions and got you to haututu with the shots. Our whānau all think you are very talented and they are right! ~ Ngā mihi Broughton-Kaihau Whānau

NickyI love these photos because they capture a time we will never have again – Nicky, Andy & Archie

coverphoto2014julyTessa connected with us instantly and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which meant we could just relax and have fun during our session. – Lorena, Aaron & Ivy

Alex & Wayne

Thank-you again for doing such an amazing job, we love all the pics x ~Alex & Wayne


We love these photos because they capture our whanau and the time we have lived in Island Bay ~Patrick, Adrienne & Ava


I was constantly being told how beautiful pregnancy is and despite my own skepticism Tessa managed to capture that beauty and make me believe ~Te Amohaere


Tessa is a very unique & skilled photographer who captures memories not just photos – Tash & Mika

AlexHTess! The album has arrived  and is beautiful, thank you very much! We knew you were good …. but it’s even better than we expected…there are some amazing pictures in there. -Alex Hiles

CynthiaIt was a great atmosphere on the day of our photo shoot. Very friendly and I found Tessa listened to my requirements. I found Tessa very professional and making the most of natural surroundings and lighting. My family enjoyed the photo shoot and that their personality comes out in the photo. We are happy with our photos and copies have gone out to whanau. We have no hesitation in recommending -Cynthia & Peter Wairau

GemmaTessa took some beautiful shots of my pregnancy, it was incredibly hard to only choose the images that I was paying for, all of my family and friends are forever commenting on how great they turned out. Tessa was extremely professional, yet friendly and down to earth which made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. I was so impressed with her work that I made sure I was booked in with her to take some mum and bub photos once baby arrived. Tessa was excellent dealing with a grizzly baby and a stressed out new mum on a VERY hot day, managing to get some fantastic photos. She made the whole process a lot easier, by soothing bubs with her relaxed personality which in turn calmed myself down. Tessa took her time and never rushed us out the door. I highly recommend her to my friends and family who are looking for a professional photographer and I really look forward to her capturing more of my future memories. – Gemma Gee

HannahHJust viewed my photos and am blown away! You have captured our personalities and given us far above what we thought we were going in for! True talent here ladies and gentlemen!!  -Hannah Higley

KatieTessa and moemoeacollective have been there for us for those first snapshots of our beautiful little man, to his first “onederful” birthday. She has captured our special moments beautifully. Aside from loving our son, our family are very camera shy but Tessa made the whole experience painless and full of fun. These photos will be treasured forever and we would like to thank you very much for your professionalism, dedication and hard work in capturing our once in a lifetime moments we not only consider you a great photographer but also part of the family. Thanks you. – Katie, Nate & Maximus

KelBeautiful beautiful photos! You really know how to capture moments perfectly! So friendly and easy to deal with. Thanks again.- Kelly-anne & Chris Robertson

LondynTessa has captured our special moments in many beautiful shots for us to treasure for life. She is an extremely friendly and welcoming photographer, who made us feel relaxed and at ease. We have never been entirely comfortable in front of the camera, but Tessa came to us and made the shoots casual by listening to what we wanted and talking us through everything. All of our family and friends who have seen our photos comments on how amazing they are. We will definitely be using Tessa again to document the special moments in our lives!! – Sarah, Ryan & Londyn

NatAwesome photo shoot today, don’t know how you do it, you are amazing, thanks you! Kids loved it and the horse was well behaved too, I’m impressed!!! -Natalie Savell

SarahTessa took some wonderful shots of my boys and our family. Family and friends are continually asking for the photographers name and contact details. Tessa made us feel comfortable in a professional but relaxed way. – Sarah & Junior Ese

TamraDoing some reminiscing as this time last week I was in labour and on the countdown to meeting my Minnie … hate to blow my own trumpet so I must totally credit Moemoea Collective for this amazing image that captured a very special point in my life so beautifully


Looking back on photos of the last year- my first as a mammy, I recall all the emotions possible.

But what’s truly amazing is I have my pregnancy captured forever! It’s such an enchanting and miraculous time and to have it captured in it’s true spirit by someone who shares a passion for life and emotion and cares for the feelings portrayed is a gift to cherish.

– Sheelagh McGuinness-Stephen x