Hey there!
I'm Michaela, your photographer.

My task, my obsession, is to capture your moments exactly the way you saw them. Exactly the way you felt them. When you choose to work with me, you will be working with a photographer whom you are guaranteed to call a friend at the end of the day. I take extreme care to provide an exciting experience where you are comfortable, having fun, and creating a memory to last forever

I am based in the Bay of Plenty, covering Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Tauranga, and Rotorua, but I love to travel so get in touch no matter where you are!

Welcome to Harper + Willow!

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Whether you have a special event coming up - a wedding, a birth, a milestone - or you looked at somebody you love and realised that you will do anything to remember them now, in this moment...

I am here to help you paint your memories into heirloom artworks that you can pass down for generations to come.

the Moments


There are many moments in life that sweep past you in a hurry. Capture them so that you can hold onto them forever.

Whatever part of your love story you're in right now, let's celebrate it.



Birth of a Mother. Birth of a Father. Birth of a new life. These are moments that are impossible to pause, ever fleeting, and the most important to remember, because knowing where we came from helps us know where we belong.


When you imagine meeting your baby, and how you want to remember their littleness as they grow oh-too-quickly, you may be picturing a story of your new family in your own home, surrounded by the things that make you uniquely you, or you might be picturing those perfectly posed, sweet curly studio portraits of your new love.

Let's give you the choice of how you want to remember them.

Lifestyle Newborns


Do your kids love running on the beach? Or are you dying to have big prints of your toddler eating donuts in a high chair? Rain or shine, studio or outdoor,  together we will capture your family for exactly who you are. 

Studio Family  .


Portrait sessions are a way to make art with your memories. We head out with a concept in mind; a plan for the artwork you would like to make for your home, and together, we create. This may be a styled maternity shoot with flowing dresses and conceptual styling; a celebration of you and the stage of life you're in right now; or a portrait to capture the beauty of your child, or your parent, in a way that portrays their individuality. Fine Art Portrait sessions are anything you can dream up, turned into beautiful imagery.


Fine Art Portraits

Couples  .

.  Weddings


Maternity  .

.  First 48

Studio Newborns  .

Lifestyle Family

My services are personalised to your needs, so if there’s something you’re looking for that you don’t find here, please reach out - I would love to hear from you!