About Jemima

 Phone : 021323368

 People tell me that they don't like getting their pictures taken. That they are not photogenic or the need to lose a few kgs before they would get some updated photos. I know it is not true people just haven't been posed right, poor quality lighting, given tips on styling or haven't had a great connection with the photographer.  I am a Christchurch photographer who loves learning the story behind a business and photographing amazing individuals who start with a passion and build a business. I want to help people portray their stories through images for social media and websites. I worked as a professional photographer for over 12 years, skilled in the photography of businesses, weddings and families. 

I have completed a Degree in Design majoring in photography. I then went on to complete professional photography training under a leading London portrait photographer before returning to New Zealand.

I can help with ideas and suggestions to make your shoot amazing. 

Having photos taken when it’s just yourself in the frame can feel really unnatural, and if you’re uncomfortable it will absolutely show in the end result. Jemima had this wonderful way of putting me at ease, so much so that I forgot my own self consciousness and actually enjoyed the process! I’ve come out of the experience with a suite of photos that are professional and beautiful, far surpassing my expectations. I cannot recommend Jemima highly enough enough.' Sian Phillips
Thank you so much for the incredible photos of my children Sam and Henry. You have a wonderful way of capturing natural expressions and precious moments that we will be able to enjoy for many years to come. We will be recommending you to anyone seeking professional family photographs in Christchurch. We look forward to more fun and photos with you in the future.' Sue + Family
When we were deciding on a wedding in New Zealand we were captivated by the Christchurch city landscape. Jemima listened to what was important to us and delivered the most amazing wedding photos. We love showing our friends the wedding album and they all want to come to New Zealand. We’ve got the best record of our wonderful Christchurch wedding.’Steph + Tim
We love Jemima ! Such a pleasure to work with and very organised and professional ! 
Our brand Drama The Label has worked alongside Jemima for our fashion and lifestyle shoots for social media and are over the moon with the results. Thank you for making our day with you run smoothly and giving us relatable top class images for our brand.
Just what we wanted and needed, and all in a quick turn around. 
Has a top recommendation from us Arlene Tipler
I first met Jemima when I asked her to take some pregnancy photographs and they are just so beautiful. Once our little baby girl was born we decided to have some newborn photos taken. She has such a natural way with children and has the patience of a saint. Nothing was too much trouble we highly recommend her as the best portrait photographer we have worked with.' Anna



Photography Packages.

I welcome all enquiries about my photographic packages, please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
To check whether I'm available on the date you require, fill out the form on the Contact page.

Contemporary portraits/ Headshots for Business and Social Media $695 

Do you want to increase your bookings and get more clients? As with any business that is active online, image is everything. Professionalism and trust are the major factors in any company's online presence. I help a variety of businesses including Insurance, Real Estate Agents, Recruitment, Website Designers and Small Business owners portray a friendly. honest and reliable brand with business portraits that tell your company story.  Stock images combined with unflattering and poor quality images don't portray trust or show the value of your business. 


You maybe great at doing your own makeup but if not I can give you the details of some fantastic makeup artists who often do hair. 


Full Branding Makeover for Business $1125

-A professional makeup stylist comes to your house, my house or your Christchurch premises and gives you a fresh, contemporary look that is chosen by you.

- Includes an hour with a fashion stylist to help you decide on clothes for your shoot. You can meet her in person or zoom right into your wardrobe. Up to three different locations and as many as eight different changes of clothes. You could be photographed in relaxed jeans showing a softer side right up to gorgeous evening attire.

As a photographer and as a small business I know you need a large volume of content and these different Christchurch locations, clothes and looks give you just that. As the face of your brand, you need high-quality images that show the quality of you. 



Prior to the shoot, we will have a consultation in person or over the phone if you prefer. We can discuss ideas and possible locations for your portraits and have a clear plan of your needs. Gone are the days of the standard white backdrop head and shoulders portraits I want to give you fresh, contemporary photographs. Your business portraiture needs to tell your own unique story whether that's at your desk or next to a local Christchurch landmark that tells of your company's heritage. After our meeting, I can scout locations and send you some ideas. I can give you tips on wardrobe, styling keeping in mind the look and colours of your brand. 


Contacting me is easy just message on email: jemimahelmore@gmail.com or 021323368. We can meet for a coffee or a chat over the phone to discuss ideas and the best locations.


Family or Children Portraiture 





Contacting me is easy just message on email: jemimahelmore@gmail.com or 021323368. We can meet for a coffee or a chat over the phone to discuss ideas and the best locations.


I am based in Merivale, Christchurch, NZ and I do most of my photography work in and around the Christchurch area. For portraits, headshots, business, commercial, maternity, fashion, family, event and website photography outside of the Christchurch and Canterbury location please contact me to discuss.